Sunday, August 31, 2014

Monthly Recap: August 2014

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The end of August means that the fall season is just around the corner!  We always look forward to fall.  Just the other day my wife and I were talking about how fall is our favorite season.  Temperatures cool down to a tolerable level, football season kicks off (we're both big football fans), and we start making holiday plans.  Fall is always a great time of year in our home.  :)
  Before we get carried away looking forward, let's take a moment to look back.  August was a busy month for us in our personal lives, which caused us to get a little off track with our posting schedule (thanks for understanding by the way), but we were still able to post a lot of new content to the blog this month.  Check it out!
August 3 -  {PERSONAL POST} Our First Silent Spanking - I (Clint) tell you all about our first silent spanking experience and how it didn't exactly go as expected.
August 4 - Mailbag Monday: Week 55 - We answer questions about prioritizing rules, maintaining that "submissive" mindset, and how we ensure your privacy regarding the LDD Meet Ups in the 55th edition of Mailbag Monday.
August 8 - Five Things Friday: The Moving, Meet Ups and More Part 2 Edition - I take over my wife's Five Things series to tell you about our recent move, the LDD Meet Ups, and a brand new domestic discipline blogger!
August 11 - {PERSONAL POST} Reviewing the Rules - Chelsea tells you how we took a moment in the midst of our hectic move to go over the rules in our marriage.
August 11 - Mailbag Monday Week 56: The Boot Camp Edition - In this special edition of Mailbag Monday, we answer three questions about domestic discipline boot camp.  It's a must read if you're considering your own DD boot camp.
August 13 - Personalized Domestic Discipline Consultations - LDD now offers personal consultations!  If you want/need personal, in-depth help with domestic discipline, it's now available through our website.
August 15 - Guest Columnist: Jill {Week 2} - Guest writer Jill returns to share "the Great Spanking Debate" that took place with her and her husband.  
August 17 - {PERSONAL POST} - My Love/Hate Relationship With Rewards - The title of the post says it all.  I have an internal conflict with the concept of rewards in this lifestyle, and I tell you all about it in this post.
August 18 - Mailbag Monday: Week 57 - Inconsistency in the lifestyle, pinching as a punishment, and short-term results from punishments are the topics covered in this round of Mailbag Monday questions.
August 21 - Guest Columnist: Eric {Week 2} - Our FLR guest columnist Eric talks about how he and his wife, Amy, created their rules list and how the consequences to the rules presented a bit of challenge for them.
August 24 - {PERSONAL POST} The End of The No Spanking Challenge Forever - Chelsea tells you how we came to the conclusion that her "No Spanking Challenge" was more of a problem for us than helpful in this candid personal post from the heart.
August 24 - Five Things Friday: The Sunday Edition - In this belated Five Things Friday post, Chelsea tells you about a visit from our domestic discipline friends and her two spanking week.
August 25 - Mailbag Monday: Week 58 - In this trio of Mailbag Monday questions, we answer inquiries about spanking implements for beginners, bringing another person into your discipline regimen, and dealing with a "forgetful" HoH.
August 27 - 10 Things to Know About Domestic Discipline - Chelsea talks about ten things every domestic discipline couple, regardless of experience level, should know about practicing this unique relationship dynamic.
August 29 - Guest Columnist: Ellie {Week 2} - Ellie talks about how the transition from the traditional dynamic to the Spencer Plan dynamic didn't go as smoothly as hoped and had her second guessing their decision to do so.
  August 2014 is in the books!  We hope you all have had a wonderful summer, and as we said before, we're look forward to the upcoming fall season.  We've got a lot of big announcements and projects in the works, so keep an eye out for a number of exciting things coming soon to LDD!
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Monthly Recap: July 2014

We're having a wonderful summer and we hope you are as well!  Or, if you're in Australia, we hope you're having a wonderful winter.  Wherever you may be, we hope the month of July 2014 was a fun, safe, and great one for you and your loved ones.
We added plenty of new content to LDD this past month, including two brand new features!  Every Thursday we now post a guest article from one of four new guest writers.  Each guest writer practices a unique domestic discipline dynamic and has a unique story to tell, and we're excited to follow along on their journeys!  In addition to that new feature, we've also started posting a personal post every Sunday.  It has been a lot of fun so far and we hope you're enjoying both of these new columns. :)
If you missed anything this past month, here's the rundown of new content:
July 2 - How Apps Can Help You With Domestic Discipline - Chelsea covers five apps that can help keep domestic discipline on track in your relationship.  Yep, there's an app (or five) for that.
July 3 - Introducing the LDD Guest Blogger Team! - Want to get to know the LDD guest writers?  We introduce them to you and give you an idea of what to expect from each of them in their Thursday posts.
July 5 - The A-Z Personal Posts Packet - The personal posts we wrote in the June A-Z blog challenge have all been compiled into one easy-to-read downloadable packet.  Like all other LDD packets, it's completely free to download.  Stop by the products site to get your copy!
July 6 - {PERSONAL POST} Addressing Our Procrastination Problem - We tell you all about the first problem we took on with domestic discipline.  We took a unique approach to fixing it...and it worked!
July 7 - Mailbag Monday: Week 51 - We answer questions about communication in DD, getting punished unfairly, and introducing the spanking punishment into an established DD dynamic in the 51st week of Mailbag Monday.
July 8 - Red Booty Woman: When It's All A Lie - A domestic discipline blogger came clean about lying to us and the entire domestic discipline community about her life and "marriage."  Chelsea gets her feelings out in a heartfelt post about the unfortunate situation.
July 10 - Guest Columnist: Jill {Week 1} - Our first guest writer, Jill, introduces herself and shares how she learned about the domestic discipline lifestyle.
July 11 - Five Things Friday: The 40 Edition - Chelsea celebrates the 40th Five Things post by talking about how long it has been since she has been spanked.  She also has a feedback survey that we'd love for you to take, if you'd be so kind. :)
July 14 - {PERSONAL POST} Domestic Discipline Resolutions Update - Chelsea updates you on the new year's resolutions we had for ourselves.  We're doing better with some than we are with others, naturally.
July 14 - Mailbag Monday: Week 52 - The Mailbag Monday column is officially one year old!  Wow!  In the 52nd edition of Mailbag Monday we answer questions about domestic discipline vs. abuse, no pain after the spanking, and handling multiple infractions at once.
July 17 - A Quick LDD Blog Update - We take a moment to explain why things are a little delayed/off with the LDD blog.  We're moving.  That pretty much explains it, yes?
July 18 - Guest Columnist: Eric {Week 1} - Our second guest writer, Eric, is the submissive partner in his marriage.  He and his wife practice the FLR (or WLM) dynamic of domestic discipline and we're excited to learn more about how their marriage works.
July 19 - The LDD Mailbag Monday Packet (Part I) - After one full year of Mailbag Monday posts, we celebrated by created a new Mailbag Monday packet which is completely free to download.  Have you gotten your copy yet?
July 20 - {PERSONAL POST} The First Time I Spanked Chelsea - The title of the post says it all.  I (Clint) walk you through what I was thinking and how I felt the first time I spanked my wife.  It may surprise you.
July 21 - Mailbag Monday: Week 53 - We answer questions about rules in domestic discipline, timidness in spanking situations, and maintenance spankings in the 53rd edition of Mailbag Monday.
July 24 - Guest Columnist: Ellie {Week 1} - Our third guest writer, Ellie, practices the Cooperative Domestic Discipline (a.k.a. the Spencer Plan) dynamic with her husband, Shawn.  We're looking forward to learning more about how this dynamic of DD works in her column.
July 25 - Five Things Friday: Moving, Meet Ups and More Edition - I (Clint) take over this Five Things post to share information about the LDD Meet Ups.  I also tell you about our chaotic move and a new blogging couple that got engaged at the LDD Retreat!
July 26 - Saturday Stories: "A Vanilla Perspective on Domestic Discipline" - Guest writer Rachel tells us how she accidentally found LDD and, after reading it, came to understand that this lifestyle maybe isn't as crazy as it seems when first hearing about it.
July 28 - {PERSONAL POST} The #1 Rule - Chelsea talks about the #1 and most important rule in our marriage.  Is it an important rule in your relationship as well?
July 28 - Mailbag Monday: Week 54 - We answer questions about working DD around our kids, when to stop spankings, and spanking bare bottomed in the 54th edition of Mailbag Monday.
July 30 - 5 Tips to Get Your Domestic Discipline Relationship Back on Track - If your domestic discipline has hit a little bump in the road, Chelsea gives you five tips to help smooth things out.
July 31 - Guest Columnist: Rachel {Week 1} - Our fourth guest writer, Rachel, and her husband are relatively new to domestic discipline.  She will share what will undoubtedly be a relatable story to many as she and her husband move forward as newbies in this lifestyle.
July is officially in the books!  We're looking forward to an exciting month of August.  We've got a lot of things planned and we're finishing up some projects, so it should be a fun upcoming month!  We'll see you then. :)
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