Summer is here!

School is out, the warm days have begun, and hopefully you’ll all be getting a bunch of vacation coming soon!

(Although to all my New Zealand and Aussie readers, I know it’s winter. I remember being Down Under last May! So I hope you are enjoying bundling up and cuddling up!)

I have a bunch of quick things I wanted to share with you today, to let you know what’s happening this summer on the blog, and what you don’t want to miss.

First, my life is changing in a big way. And for Rebecca, an even better one!

For those of you who have read a few posts where we mentioned this, or listened in on the podcast yesterday, you’ll know that this fall Keith and I will be grandparents! We went up to Ottawa last weekend to visit Rebecca and Connor and did some maternity clothes shopping. This one’s my favourite:

Rebecca Maternity Clothes - Did You Miss This? Plus Some Cool Stuff for Summer!

She’s so happy to belong to a church right now. She’s been given SO MUCH STUFF that we don’t even need a baby shower. And then, of course, she’ll pass on everything to someone else when she’s done having kids. It’s great!

We’ve been thinking about the baby years all over again, and we’re all eagerly awaiting the addition of Little One. So that’s a lot of what’s been on my mind!

Because of Rebecca’s pregnancy, though, she and Connor won’t be joining us next week when:

Katie and her husband David join Keith and me as we travel across the pond to visit England!

We’re taking off the middle of next week, and we’ll be staying primarily in Oxford and in Portsmouth. In Oxford we’re visiting friends, and doing a lot of nerdy C.S. Lewis things (plus visiting the Downton Abbey Castle), and in Portsmouth we’ll be doing some Jane Austen things and tracing my family tree. We’re trying to go as cheaply as possible in bed & breakfasts, but I hope to be posting some great pictures on Instagram, so keep up with me there! (And Katie posts way better pics than me, so keep up with her, too!).

While we’re gone I’ve got some posts already scheduled, and Rebecca will be writing a bunch. We’ll be taking a few days off for the July 4 weekend, and Rebecca and Connor may not record podcasts while we’re gone, but there will still be quite a few posts. I have a bunch of stuff I want to say, and I don’t want to let my reader questions get even further behind.

Want to catch up? Here’s what you don’t want to miss:

In the meantime, you may want to catch up some really great stuff. Here are the top 2 posts for June:

And here are my two biggest podcasts to date, if you haven’t started listening. Remember, you can subscribe using iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or any other podcast app that you use! (And see all of the podcasts right here).

Other great summer stuff:

Now, two summer posts that you may want to revisit as well. When I originally published the post on sex and family vacations, we had a LOT of comments. I reran it a few years ago and didn’t get the same amount of controversy, but feel free to chime in again. My own feeling is that it’s okay to have a vacation where the primary purpose is having fun with family, and not necessarily having amazing sex, especially if you’re camping or sharing a hotel room. But some disagreed. See what you think!

FB Romance and Family Vacations - Did You Miss This? Plus Some Cool Stuff for Summer!

Can Sex and Family Vacations Go Together?

(Hint: It’s okay to concentrate on the kids for a week, especially if you’re sharing a hotel room or a tent and the kids are older!)

Which course should I work on next?

Okay, I’ve got two options for what my next project is when I get back. I can do:

  • How to Have an Orgasm course
  • The Sexual Shame Recovery course

I get asked for both all the time, but any votes? Let me know in the comments!

And that’s it for now! I’ll be packing up all my stuff this weekend and getting ready for our vacation. What are you up to? What course should I make? Let’s talk in the comments!

SheilaSidebarAboutMe - Did You Miss This? Plus Some Cool Stuff for Summer! Sheila Wray Gregoire has been married for 27 years and happily married for 22! She loves traveling around North America with her hubby in their RV, giving her signature "Girl Talk" about sex and marriage. And she's written 8 books. About sex and marriage. See a theme here? Plus she knits. Even in line at the grocery store.
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