Is There Really Sex After Kids? Giveaway with Jill Savage

PRAYER PLEASE: As I was preparing this post about Jill Savage on Monday night, I got an email telling me that she had been admitted to the hospital with chest pains and stroke-like symptoms. It turns out she has blood clots on her lungs and will need to be put on blood thinners and observed for a few days. Please pray for her and her family! Thanks so much.


Well moms….does your “To Do” list look somewhat like this?

  • Get kids up and ready for school
  • pack lunches
  • check homework
  • change baby
  • do three loads of laundry
  • mop floor (again!)
  • feed dog
  • get groceries and go to post office
  • referee siblings squabble
  • scour sinks and tubs
  • give baths and locate pj’s
  • scrub baked-on grease off of supper pans
  • turn into sex goddess in 6 seconds flat and make hubby happy with a little horizontal fellowship
  • collapse in bed
  • get up the next day and do it all again….

Whew!!! I am tired just reading that list!

IMG_5697_2Well, cyber sisters, my dear, nearly decades-long friend Jill Savage knows all too well the demands placed on a busy mom. Demands of motherhood and demands of marriage. She penned a book just for such women that answers the question Is There Really Sex After Kids? (Don’t worry dads….the answer is a resounding yes!)

Here is a little bit about her straight-shooting and practical book:

What’s happened to our sex life now that we have kids? Many moms may not ask this question aloud, but Jill Savage knows from years of leading Hearts at Home conferences that no workshop subject will more quickly fill a room. Having children in the home alters the sexual dynamic between husband and wife. Going from making meatloaf to making love, from practical mommy to passionate lover, all in one crowded evening has its own set of unique challenges.

22376_293718789245_731229245_3136485_3642287_nIs There Really Sex After Kids? is written by a mom, for moms, and is filled with practical ideas. This is not a clinical book on sexual technique, though readers will find some creative suggestions. It isn’t a counselor’s text, though it contains the sage wisdom of a mentor and friend. It is a woman-to-woman discussion—a true insider’s look—at what works to build intimacy outside the bedroom and improve intimacy inside the bedroom.

This practical guide helps women rise above frustrations and disappointments to restore intimacy, pleasure, spontaneity, and passion in their marriage.

Today Jill has graciously agreed to offer a signed copy of this book to one of you who leaves a comment. And since she talks about the struggle moms face going from making meatloaf to making love, I’ll throw in a cute, heart-decorated oven mitt (for the meatloaf part) and some Bath and Body Works P.S. I Love You Spring Fling Lotion (for the making love part!)

Simply leave a comment today telling us where you and your hubby went on your honeymoon. Drawing will be random. Oh, and you may leave a comment on any or all of this week’s Valentines posts until Sunday at midnight EST. All of the winners will be announced on Monday.

I’ll start us off with today’s comment.

Todd took me on a tour of many Bed & Breakfast Inn’s in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula and then across the Mackinac Bridge to the upper peninsula. Then we took a ferry to charming Mackinac Island (a quaint, frozen-in-time island, famous for fudge and where the only transportation methods are horse-drawn carriages and bicycles!) We stayed in the Grand Hotel (where  the movie Somewhere in Time was filmed) and then crossed into Canada to take a color train tour.

We always planned to replicate the trip on our 25th anniversary, but that is only 1 1/2 years away in June 2011 and instead, we’ll probably be knee-deep in college bills and both boys’ baseball seasons!  Hmmmm…well, maybe for our 30th….

Now, where did you and your hubby go on your honeymoon? (besides to bed, I mean ;-))

Horizontal Fellowship Blessings,


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  10. We went to his home-state of Wyoming. I’ve been there a couple of times prior, but it is one of my fav. places. We got married May 20, 2005, so the weather was perfect. We even saw 2 bear cubs with their momma in Yellowstone!


  11. We stayed in a couple of Bed and Breakfasts along Lake Michigan, but spent most of our time in Ludington, MI. We went looking for as many lighthouses as we could. We went back and stayed in the same in for our first anniversary. Now we live in Ohio and a trip to Ludington is much more involved. :( I hope we’ll be able to go back for an anniversary in the future.

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