Listen to the Manic Mommies Podcast: "Can we get the X back in sex?"
Esther Perel's work is all about how to keep erotic love alive in the midst of marriage and parenthood. Hearing her speak, I felt a real Mojo connection. We are actually talking about the same thing in many ways, that what is lacking in the lives of parents is a creative spark, erotic love and focus on all kinds of pleasure: pleasing and enjoying being ourselves as well as part of a couple.
It boils down to the idea that is at the core of my work as well: Moms need to be able to save some of our energy and time to invest back into our own lives. We deserve to be well cared for and to have fun, both with and separate from our families.
The Manic Mommies interview was very well-done and informative. Erin and Kristen's show is a great example of a podcast that has a grassroots-Mom feel and is also very professionally made. Follow the episode link Can we get the X back in sex? to access their show and links to more of Esther Perel's work and media coverage.
My Podcast FAQ with expanded links has been permanently added to my podcast page for your quick reference. It will tell you how to get started listening to podcasts.
As a trend-spotter, I will say that I am just now feeling the tide roll slightly back from the incredibly child-centered nature of our culture, enough to let adults give themselves permission to have a life separate from their roles as Mom and Dad. I think we are reaching a tipping point on this one.