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That's right - the LDD Network is lowering the rates! In addition to lower monthly rates, we will now be offering special 3-month and 6-month rates as well! It must be LDD's birthday or something! This is madness!!
For Learning Domestic Discipline's 100th post (yes, this is the 100th post!), I figured I'd put all the posts into one easy to navigate post of links.
Domestic Discipline Obstacles
Back in October, I wrote a post on how to handle distance discipline when spouses are apart for an extended period of time. That situation definitely falls within the Domestic Discipline obstacle of traveling, but what about times when couples travel together? This situation can be just as difficult to deal with when it comes to administering punishments within a Domestic Discipline relationship.
Corner Time Escalations
Now that the Learning Domestic Discipline blog is nearly 8 months old, I'm comfortable recommending some variations/escalations on corner time for couples with a bit of Domestic Discipline experience to build upon. Often during the corner time punishment, the wife naturally and without thinking does certain behaviors that break her focus on the original mistake.
What IS and What is NOT Domestic Discipline
Domestic Discipline is a lot of things, and also is NOT a lot of things. There are certainly lines drawn within Domestic Discipline practices, and they're not always easy to see. I completely understand those lines can be blurry at times and this entry is an attempt to clarify things a bit.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
2014 is finally here! It's hard to believe how quickly 2013 flew by, but we're looking forward to a great year and we hope you're as excited as we are about all the new changes to Learning Domestic Discipline that you can see both now, and as the year progresses. We have a lot of fun projects in store for this year, and we're looking forward to making this year the best one yet for Learning Domestic Discipline.
So, what is new to kick off the month? Well, let us show you.
Here's an overview of the new stuff on the site, and a sneak peek of what's to come:
- By now you have probably noticed that the blog looks a little bit different. We re-did the blog, in honor of 2014, with a new design and layout that we think/hope is easier to navigate. It also gives us more space to include all of our 2014 projects as they roll out. We may still make a few minor changes here and there, but for the most part the new re-design is complete. We're anxious to hear what you think!
- Throughout the month of December we have been working hard on a new feature called The Learning Domestic Discipline Directory. This feature is aimed to make finding information on domestic discipline significantly easier for readers. It will archive every one of our posts (trust us, there's a lot) making them easier to find, and the will be broken down by more specific categories. The directory is almost complete (we're putting the final touches on it this weekend!) and should launch any day now. We'll update this post, and the blog, when it launches!
- We made some major changes to the Learning Domestic Discipline Posting Schedule for 2014. We know how much our readers appreciate the LDD downloads, eBooks, podcasts, and more. So, we will be incorporating many more of those (two a month!!) into our schedule this year, and we'll be moving a few other things around. Don't worry, all of our series (such as Mailbag Monday, Five Things Friday, and Saturday Stories) will still be included, they're just on a different schedule. We'll also be cutting the weekly recaps down to one large monthly recap in an effort to give us more time to focus on some of the big projects we're working on for the year. The new posting schedule will begin on Monday January 6th. Click here to review it and make sure you're up to date.
- Since we'll be including many more downloads into our schedule this year, we will also be doing more Frequently Asked Questions Podcasts as a result. We've done one so far (and it was a big hit!) so we'd love to incorporate several more into the year's schedule, but we need your help to make that happen. So, from now on, you can submit questions for either Mailbag Monday (the same way as before) or to be answered on our next FAQ Podcast.
- On the right hand side of the blog (on the new website) you may have noticed a new progress bar feature. This will allow you to stay up to date with what we're currently working on (or, one of many things we're currently working on) and see the progress of that specific project. We're planning several major projects this year, so we hope that this will make it easier for readers to see what is coming next, and approximately when they can expect it to be completed.
We're excited to get 2014 started! Thank you for your continued readership and support of Learning Domestic Discipline. Remember, none of this is possible without you, and we appreciate you all so very much. Here's to great things to come in 2014!
Monday, December 16, 2013
- We're working like crazy to get the new eBook released, as well as the new LDD Directory up and running, before the end of the year. We're not going to rush them though, and the holidays are rapidly approaching, and we have a baby coming soon, so it's taking some time. We appreciate you all being so patient. Both projects are close to completion. Promise.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
There's just a shade over three weeks left in 2013! What a year it has been. There's still a lot we want to do before this year comes to a close, but it's closing so quickly! We're working hard to finish up a couple of projects and it shouldn't be too much longer until their launched. In the meantime, the LDD blog has been staying on schedule with fresh new content for readers to enjoy.
Let's take a look back at the past seven days here at Learning Domestic Discipline if you happened to miss any of it.
Mailbag Monday: Week 30 - We answer questions about the submissive partner testing rules/boundaries, how our spankings have evolved in our own marriage, and we direct readers to a few articles that help in bringing this lifestyle up to the one you love in this week's edition of Mailbag Monday.
What the Domestic Discipline Lifestyle Has Taught Me - Chelsea outlines and elaborates on eight key things that living the domestic discipline lifestyle has taught her. Are they similar to what you have learned? What has domestic discipline taught you?
Five Things Friday: December Kickoff Edition - There's a new box set of domestic discipline romance novels available, there's a new Yahoo group for the CDD'ers, and there's reason to spoil Chelsea with a BIG reward. Now she's given herself a new challenge, and oohhhh boy is it a tough one. Read all about these things in the latest edition of Five Things.
- December's Couples Challenge will get all of us in the holiday spirit. It's all about giving to the less fortunate. Are you taking the challenge this holiday season?
- We're almost finished editing and formatting the new eBook! It won't be too much longer now...
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Sunday, December 1, 2013
Mailbag Monday Week 29 - We kicked off the week, like usual, with Mailbag Monday where we answered three reader-submitted questions about a pretty wide mix of domestic discipline topics. Among this weeks questions were how to handle domestic discipline when one party is injured or ill, how to build up your partners self esteem and we discussed pain tolerances and the ever popular question of "how much should a spanking hurt?".
Happy Thanksgiving 2013 - With it being a holiday week, we figured that was a great time to take a break from the usual domestic discipline related Wednesday posts and get a little more personal than we usually do. With it being Thanksgiving, we listed several things that we are each thankful for this week. Some of the things may sound cliche and obvious (family, our health, etc.) and then others are a little bit more off the wall (like the world famous Krispy Kreme donuts that we somehow can't live without). We also made sure to thank you- the readers of Learning Domestic Discipline because we are so grateful and appreciative of your support. Once again, thank you!
We skipped the Saturday Story feature this week, due to the holiday, however stay tuned for a brand new Saturday Story coming in two weeks!
- Today is December 1st (wow how fast this year has gone!) which means it's the first day of Ana's Advent Calendar. If you want more information, or would like to play along, click here for all the details. There are some awesome prizes this year (including some from Learning Domestic Discipline, a variety of eBooks from different domestic discipline fiction authors, and even an Amazon Kindle up for grabs!) so if you're interested in playing be sure to sign up today.
- The December edition of the Learning Domestic Discipline newsletter will be sent out this Friday (December 6th). If you haven't signed up already, and would like to receive your copy, please click here. As a reminder, you only receive one email per month from us (the newsletter) and your email address is not used for any other purpose.
- We'll be back on a normal posting schedule this upcoming week starting with Mailbag Monday tomorrow morning. We're also currently running about two weeks behind on emails. So, if you emailed us in the past couple of weeks we are hoping to get caught up this week- we apologize for the delay!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
A brand new eBook is on the horizon, and Chelsea earned her "One Year No Spanking Challenge" reward! Those are just two exciting things we talked about this week, and that doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of all the new content posted to Learning Domestic Discipline over the past seven days. If you've missed anything, we'll get you all up to speed.
Here's the latest content added to LDD this past week.
Mailbag Monday: Week 28 - Where can one find a "submissive" woman? Do spankings always have to be bare bottomed? How can more respect be given (and earned) in an established 19-year marriage that's just starting to incorporate domestic discipline into it? We answer these three very good questions in this week's round of Mailbag Monday questions.
Beginning a Domestic Discipline Blog - In this post, we offer tips on how to start and maintain your very own domestic discipline blog. We hope the things we've learned in our two and a half years of blogging will help aspiring writers/bloggers to maximize their readership and minimize their frustrations. We'd love to see you a part of the DD blogging community. Come join us!
Five Things Friday: The Thanksgiving Edition - We announce a new eBook nearing completion, Chelsea reaches her "One Year No Spanking Challenge" mark (and earns a HUGE reward), and we share a very thought-provoking video that everyone should watch in this week's Five Things post.
- December's LDD Newsletter will be sent out on December 6th, 2013. It's the last one of the year! If you'd like to join the free mailing list, you can do so by entering your email address here. (Email address is not used for any other purpose)
- You'll be seeing a lot of new things happening with Learning Domestic Discipline over the next couple of months. We've got a lot of projects nearing completion and we can't wait to get them up and running! Keep an eye out for new downloads, eBooks, podcasts, and LDD entities being launched this winter. :)
Sunday, November 17, 2013
We celebrated two holidays this week! One was international, the other was a fun one amongst us domestic discipline bloggers. We celebrated the presence of our silent readers on Tuesday, and we hope you took the opportunity to let us know you're there! It's always a fun day around blogland, and we sure enjoyed interacting with some of our "silent type" readers.
If you missed anything, let's get you all up to speed with the latest content on the LDD blog.
This past Monday was the holiday of Veterans Day. In observance of Veterans Day, there was no Mailbag Monday post written this week. We'd like to take this opportunity to once again express our appreciation of all of the hard work and sacrifice put in by the men and women of the military. Without the men and women of the military, both past and present, we would not have the freedoms that we enjoy today. Thank you all so much for your service.
Love Our Lurkers Day (LOL Day) 2013 - This week featured a rare Tuesday post to celebrate YOU, the LDD readers! More specifically, the silent readers. We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to make your presence known! Stop by the Love Our Lurkers post and leave us a comment (or an email, if you prefer). It's always a pleasant surprise hearing from our silent readers. :)
Domestic Discipline Without A Committed Relationship - We offer our thoughts and opinions on living the domestic discipline lifestyle without a romantic connection between the two individuals involved. How do you feel about this type of situation?
- The latest entity of Learning Domestic Discipline is just a couple of weeks from launching! We've been working hard on it, and we can't wait for it to go live on the website. We're doing everything we can to launch it before December 1st, so keep an eye out for the latest addition to the site - the LDD Directory!
- It's about time for a new LDD eBook, don't you think? Details coming soon... :)
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A new spanking podcast headlines this week's recap of the latest Learning Domestic Discipline content. Not only do we have a new spanking podcast available for readers/listeners, but we also shared a lot of personal information/experiences in the Mailbag Monday and Five Things Friday posts. It was a fun week!
If you happened to miss anything, here's an overview of the latest LDD happenings.
Mailbag Monday: Week 27 - We get personal this week! We answered three questions that asked if a punishment has ever gone wrong for us (and how we handled it if it did), whether or not I (Clint) have been turned on when spanking my wife, and what some of our favorite things to watch on TV are. You'll learn a lot about us in this latest edition of Mailbag Monday.
Introducing the Structured Spankings Podcast - A new podcast is available and it has already been a very popular one! In our 6th podcast, Chels and I discuss beginner, intermediate, and advanced level spankings as well as the importance of warm up spankings. It's an interesting and important podcast, and like always, it's completely free to download. You can download the new podcast right here. Enjoy!
Five Things Friday: The November Kickoff Edition - In this week's Five Things Friday post Chelsea talks about a controversial new book that supports domestic discipline concepts, she shares our incredible recent concert experience, and she shares one of the most thought-provoking articles we've read in quite some time. Trust me, you don't want to miss that article.
- Our newsletter software had a little glitch this month. Some individuals on the mailing list did not receive November's newsletter. We've corrected the issue and we believe we've gotten the November newsletter out to everyone, however if you did not receive your copy, please contact us and we'll send it to you as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
- As Chels touched on in her Five Things post, we're inviting readers to stop by the LDD blog for a rare Tuesday post to celebrate LOL Day 2013 with us! What is LOL Day? Bonnie at My Bottom Smarts, the creator of LOL Day, explains it so much better than we can.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Happy Halloween! Alright so it's a little late for that, but we still hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful (and safe) Halloween. We wrapped up the final week of October with three more articles for your reading enjoyment. Did you miss anything? If so, we'll get you all up to speed in this week's Weekly Recap.
Here's an overview of the latest content added to Learning Domestic Discipline.
Mailbag Monday: Week 26 - We answer questions about working domestic discipline around house guests, implementing domestic discipline into a long-term long distance relationship, and we talked about the point at which we both became pro-DD after being anti-DD when first learning about the lifestyle in another round of terrific Mailbag Monday questions.
Domestic Discipline Without Spanking - So many focus on the spanking aspect of the domestic discipline lifestyle, but couples can still live this way without including spanking in what they do. Chelsea covers how couples can go about doing so and a lot more in her most recent article.
Saturday Stories: "Spanking Is Not Always The Answer" - I (Clint) take the liberty of writing our own personal Saturday Story this week. I tell you all about a recent issue that came up in our marriage and how we worked through it without using spanking as punishment. The effectiveness of the punishment I chose may surprise you.
- The calendar has turned to November and this month's challenge is an important one that will really get you thinking. Are you up for it?
- The monthly LDD Newsletter was sent out on November 1st. If you did not receive this month's newsletter and would like one, please contact us and we'd be happy to send you a free copy.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Our Mailbag Monday column returned this week after a one week hiatus to observe Columbus Day (a United States holiday). We also wrapped up Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a post that challenges you to ask (and answer) 13 questions about how the domestic discipline dynamic operates in your relationship. Did you miss anything this week? Don't worry -- we'll get you all up to speed.
Here are the three latest posts if you happened to miss any of them.
Mailbag Monday: Week 25 - We offer our opinions on when we feel new punishment options should be introduced in a DD relationship, how frequently maintenance spankings should be conducted, and when to "try out" new implements in this week's round of reader submitted Mailbag Monday questions.
13 Domestic Discipline vs. Domestic Violence Questions - Chelsea gives you 13 questions to ask yourself about your domestic discipline relationship. Do any of them apply to the way things operate between you and your partner? Does your DD dynamic resemble a domestic violence situation? These questions will help clarify things and hopefully illustrate just how different DD and DV truly are from one another.
Five Things Friday: The Halloween Edition - We talk about our trip to the annual North Carolina State Fair, we share what costume our 2-year old son is going to wear on Halloween, and we share a great website that covers all your Halloween needs in this week's Five Things post. Happy Halloween!
- The November LDD Newsletter will be sent out on November 1st, 2013. You can join the free mailing list right here. (Your email address is not used for any other purpose)