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The Holiday season can be an insanely stressful time. They are for me, that's for sure! With 3 kids who need gifts, a husband who has everything and wants nothing that is reasonably attainable, (unless someone can deliver a S-Class Mercedes to my door, free of charge) and plans to make for gatherings, I am shocked that I haven't sprouted at least a few gray hairs in the past few weeks. We have travel plans to visit my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio to see the most awesome, chicken-burger-making Grandma on the planet before Thanksgiving, we will be spending Turkey Day itself with my husband's father's family, and then we will be cramming to make sure all of our Christmas plans are on track. Not to mention blogging events, school projects, and Halloween that all need our attention as well. (Not necessarily in that order, obviously!)
With so much going on in the fall and winter months, it becomes easy to put the one relationship that holds everything together on the backburner. That's right! Marriage. Remember, despite the construction paper bits stuck to you with bits of glue from sticky little hands and the glitter that seems permanently affixed to him from his adventures in making homemade snowflakes, you're still a man and a woman. A couple. Yep, a couple. You know, that thing that came before the babies? Before you were Mommy and Daddy? It may seen like a fairytale land that was long ago and far, far away, but trust me: You've been there. (Even if it IS increasingly hard to remember amidst all of the diapers and bottles and tantrums.) Heck, being a couple is what brought you into the wonderful world of parenthood in the first place, assuming you weren't abducted by aliens and impregnated or that you miraculously housed the second coming of Christ in your womb. Oh, Mom, just for the record, I am still a Lily-White virgin at the age of 30, despite the fact that I have 3 kids. Really! (I wonder if she can see my fingers crossed behind my back right now?)
I guess what I am getting at here is that while it's easy to get overwhelmed by the many responsibilities that come along with being a parent during the Holidays, it's important to keep that spark alive within your marriage. Did you know that loads of marriages fail around the winter months due to the stress and total disconnection as husband and wife? Problems and stressors can seem amplified, which can result in disaster. No one wants that, right? But keeping that fire burning both emotionally and physically can be easy, fun, and completely attainable.
So while the focus of the season is generally staying on Santa's Nice List, why not try walking on the other side of the fence, at least behind closed doors with that someone special? That's right! This year, much to my husband's delight, I am trying to make it onto the Naughty List. I am doing this with the help of my favorite adult shop, EdenFantasys. I have been a long time fan of this online one-stop-shop for all things naughty, and I plan to indulge in some absolutely sinful delights this coming Holiday season with their help.
For one, I plan to set the mood for a Very Freaky Christmas by setting up a tiny little tree in my bedroom, complete with more adult gifts beautifully wrapped underneath. After my little tree of pleasures is set up, I want to have the 12 Naughty Nights of Christmas, where my husband and I can take turns unwrapping one of the gifts each night and having some adventures of our own. With all of the sex toys, massage oils, and sensual love products at EdenFantasys, I'm sure that filling those little gift boxes will be no problem at all! They even carry some super fun couple's games to help with creativity. My favorites? Cosmo's Steamy Sex Games and 52 Weeks Of Romance.
Another thing I plan to do to keep the passion alive while we're all stressed out is make good use of my lingerie collection. I have so many sexy costumes, nightgowns, and pretty little lacy things that need to get the proberbial dust knocked off the them. I think I even have a cute little Mrs. Santa set that would help set the Holiday mood just right! Maybe I will even go shopping for a few extra surprised that the hubby hasn't seen before!
To top it all off, I have been dying to try out some of the chocolate products from EdenFantasys. My husband is a total chocoholic, and with their awesome couple's kits, including body fondue, Honey Dust, and even tasty body paints, having dessert takes on a whole new meaning.
So while I fully expect to run around like a chicken with its head cut off for the next couple of months in preparation for the Holiday season, and I totally anticipate at least one meltdown of epic proportions, one area definitely won't be suffering: My marriage. I plan to keep those home fires burning when the nights get chilly, capture my husband's attention despite our exhaustion, and get in on some natural "stress relief". Did you know that orgasms cause the body to release endorphins as well as oxytocin, which relieve stress and create the sensation of pleasure? Chocolate does the same thing from what I am told! So rather than end up needing prescription anti-anxiety meds, I plan to substitute with lots of fun between the sheets. Do you think the hubby will mind?
Who says that marriage has to be boring? Since this will be the first Christmas in 2 years that I won't be ready-to-pop pregnant, I plan to have a very spicy, sexy Christmas and remind my husband of that girl I used to be, before all of the spit-up, nursery rhymes, and poopy diapers. I'll be trading in my Pajama Jeans and messy ponytail for something a little bit daring once the kids are in bed and I will have an arsenal of adult goodies to help him remember that I am more than just "Mommy." I'm still a woman, and still have desires. I hope he hasn't forgotten that gal. You know...The once "hot chick" who just happens to also be the mother of his children. Being on Santa's Naughty List never sounded so appealing!
***Disclosure: I am receiving a gift certificate for posting about EdenFantasys. However, all opinions and thoughts expressed are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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