Sunday, August 4, 2013

LDD's Weekly Recap: July 29th - August 4th


  Another week, and another month, is in the books!  July was an exciting month for Learning Domestic Discipline, and we're excited about what August has in store as well.  If you missed anything this past week on the LDD blog, we'll get you all up to speed.  Let's recap the new content from the past seven days.


Mailbag Monday: Week 15 - In this week's Mailbag Monday, we answer questions about getting over a first love and finding a new domestic discipline partner and helping an HoH learn more about the domestic discipline lifestyle.  Chelsea also talks about not finishing med school and whether or not she regrets that decision.

"Spanking" vs. "Hitting" - The Great Debate - Do "spanking" and "hitting" mean the same thing?  I (Clint) break down the definitions of the two words and offer my opinion on the differences between the two.  What do you think?  We'd love to hear your thoughts on the debate, too.

Five Things Friday: The August Kickoff Edition - A very, shall we say, interesting "tantrum" video is making its way around the internet, information about the LDD Retreat, and a big personal announcement are all a part of the latest edition of the Five Things series.

  • A new month brings a new Couples Challenge here at Learning Domestic Discipline. Do you have the courage to do the August Couples Challenge?
  • Just a shade over two weeks remain to vote for the LDD Retreat dates!  Stop by the Retreat Site to cast your vote!
  • All free LDD downloads and all LDD eBooks are available in one convenient spot -- the new Downloads Site!  Come check it out!
  Learning Domestic Discipline has plenty in store for the month of August, and we hope to have you along for the ride.  Onward we go into a brand new month!  Enjoy your upcoming week. :)


Sunday, July 28, 2013

LDD's Weekly Recap: July 22nd - 28th


  We hope you all have had a wonderful week.  The past seven days have been very productive here at Learning Domestic Discipline.  We've launched a new entity to the site, and we recorded a new podcast!  We hope you're enjoying the new features of the site.  If you haven't had a chance to see what's new, let's get you all up to speed with the latest happenings at LDD.


Mailbag Monday: Week 14 - We touch on gender roles in domestic discipline and the different dynamics in the lifestyle, we discuss our favorite foods, and we talk about what things we'd gather if we only had 5 minutes to gather them in a dreaded apocalypse situation.  

The Download Site Has Launched And It Features A Brand New Podcast! - The day of the Download Site launch has finally come!  All of LDD's downloads are in one convenient place, and all of our eBooks are once again for sale!  We're offering Grand Opening coupons on all LDD eBooks, too!  The new "Additional Punishments" podcast covers the corner time, bedroom time, and removing privileges punishments, so stop on by the new Download Site and check it out!  While you're there, you can download your copy of the new free podcast. :)

Saturday Stories: "Evolution of Maintenance Spankings" - I (Clint) take over the Saturday Stories column to talk about how maintenance spankings have evolved into something unexpected in our marriage, and how we're better off because of it.

  • Don't forget that voting for the LDD Retreat dates is happening now!  Stop by the LDD Retreat site to cast your vote(Voting ends on August 19th, 2013)
  • The August LDD Newsletter will be sent out on Friday August 2nd, 2013.  If you'd like to receive your free LDD newsletter, sign up here(Your email address is not used for any other purpose)
  • We're now focusing our attention on finishing the DD Wives Club.  It has been a long time in the works and we're excited to git-r-done!
  • This past week, the Learning Domestic Discipline Forums hit a major milestone.  We officially hit 1,000 forum members in just 8 short months!  If you're not a member yet, we'd love to have you a part of them.  Join us by clicking here.
  Thank you for joining us on another great week at LDD!  We couldn't do any of this without your support, and it means so much to us.  We'll see you next week!


Monday, July 22, 2013

LDD's Weekly Recap: July 15th - 21st


  It was a very up and down week for Learning Domestic Discipline.  We've been dealing with some technical issues on the forthcoming LDD Download Site that have been very frustrating to say the least, however we're doing everything we can to work through them and launch as soon as possible.  We owe a big thank you to a very good friend of ours, Callie's husband (from the blog About Us) who offered us a helping hand all the way from Australia.  Thank you so much, H!  Your knowledge and expertise on the matter was, and is, very much appreciated.  We'll get the Download Site up and running soon!

  Despite the technical troubles, we still had a great week here at LDD.  Let's recap the week that was, shall we?  Yes, we shall.


Mailbag Monday: Week 13 - We offer our thoughts on handling movement from the submissive partner during a spanking, preemptively punishing before a couple is scheduled to be apart from one another for an extended period of time, and whether or not we think posting an ad on Craigslist to spank outside of the relationship is a good idea in this week's round of Mailbag Monday questions.

  Due to the aforementioned technical difficulties, there was no Wednesday post this week.  The announcement of the LDD Downloads site was scheduled, however given the issues we've had with its forthcoming launch, we've had to postpone the post.  It'll go live as soon as the Download Site is all set to go!

Five Things Friday: Lightning Bolt Edition - I (Clint) took over my wife's Five Things series this week to talk about a close call on our vacation, an interview Chelsea recently did for a radio show, and a new album from the most personally influential band of my lifetime.

  • The August LDD Newsletter is scheduled to go out on Friday, August 2nd, 2013.  To join the free mailing list, click here. (Your email is not used for any other purpose)
  • Voting for the LDD Retreat dates is now open!  Stop on by the LDD Retreat site to cast your vote!
  • It's mentioned in the Five Things post, but if you want a direct link to the radio interview Chelsea did, you can find it here.
That wraps up another week here at Learning Domestic Discipline!  See you next week!


Monday, July 15, 2013

LDD's Weekly Recap: July 1st - 7th

  We hope our fellow Americans enjoyed their holiday week (Independence Day) as much as we did!  We had a wonderful week both personally, and with Learning Domestic Discipline.  We added three new articles and sent out the July LDD Newsletter, all while enjoying fireworks and incredible food in the meantime.  Yes, we would say that qualifies as a pretty good week. :)

If you missed anything on the LDD blog, here's a recap of the latest happenings.


Mailbag Monday: Week 12 - We kicked off July by answering three tough questions including how to handle nervousness/hesitation before a spanking, if either one of us ever feel that I (Clint) am overbearing at times, and if DD can work if the HoH isn't responsible for every little thing.

I'm A Submissive Wife - Chelsea talks about how submission works in our marriage, and how her submissiveness to her husband doesn't necessarily mean she wants to be, or needs to be, "submissive" to everyone else.

Saturday Stories: "The Sun Break That Changed Our Marriage" - Guest writer Meredith, from the blog New Twist, After All These Years, shares how domestic discipline isn't just for the young, but the young at heart as well.

  • Don't forget to check out the July Couples Challenge as we kick off a new month.
  • We addressed the media articles one final time to put closure on the whole ordeal in a LDD Network blog post titled, "Beauty and the Daily Beast.(Available to LDD Network members only)
  • We tried our hardest to get all caught up on emails before we left for vacation, however we just couldn't get to them all.  We apologize for the delay if you're awaiting a response.  We'll be gone all week, but we'll return to LDD (and emailing) in the middle of July.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  • This past week, a dear member of blogland, Bas, passed away. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends, and all those that loved and cared about him. His last entry brought tears to our eyes, and we're so saddened by the loss of a "Blogland Great". Rest peacefully, Bas. We will miss you. :(
  That wraps things up for the week!  Like we mentioned in the weekly updates, we'll be gone on vacation all next week, so we will not be able to respond to emails, comments, etc. until we return.  As always, we thank you for your continued readership and support.  It means so very much to us.  We hope you all have a safe, happy, and wonderful upcoming week!  See you again soon, friends!


Monday, July 1, 2013

LDD's Weekly Recap: June 24th - 30th


  Another week is in the books!  In fact, another month is in the books.  Learning Domestic Discipline closed out the final week of June with a brand new downloadable packet.  Did you get your copy?  If you missed anything over the past seven days, we'll get you all up to speed.


Learning Domestic Discipline Does Not Equal Christian Domestic Discipline - The title of this post says it all.  We attempt to clarify the difference between our website and the Christian Domestic Discipline websites out there in cyber land.

Presenting the Downloadable HoH Packet! - The latest free LDD download is for the all the HoHs out there.  It includes information on lecturing, punishments, reinforcement, and a whole lot more!  It's 50+ pages of information written specifically for the head of the household in your relationship/marriage.  Download your free copy today!  (Or, you know, whenever it's convenient for you.)

Five Things Friday: Holiday Weekend Edition - We prepare for a personal vacation, and domestic discipline bloggers all around the world rally behind a very special 6-year old little girl.  She's in our thoughts and prayers, and in our hearts.

  • The LDD Retreat date voting is on hold until things calm down from the "Rita Skeeter" incident.  Perhaps we should add "Rita Skeeter" to the LDD Glossary?
  • The July LDD Newsletter will be sent out on July 5th, 2013.  You can join the free mailing list right here. (Email is not used for any other purpose.)
  Onward we go into July!  We hope everyone has a wonderful upcoming week!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

LDD's Weekly Recap: June 17th - 23rd


  Hello Learning Domestic Discipline readers!  How was your week?  Oh, ours was...interesting.  Thanks for asking.  We changed things up a bit on the posting schedule.  Rather than post a Saturday Stories article from a fellow DD'er this week, we wrote a couple of personal domestic discipline stories ourselves, one of which was posted on Thursday.  If you missed anything, which would have been p r e t t y tough to do this week, we'll get you all up to speed.


Mailbag Monday: Week 11 - Chelsea sat this round of questions out, so I (Clint) answered questions about practicing domestic discipline when apart from your partner for months, whether or not the submissive partner should still be punished if the HoH "started it", and how my wife and I keep things "fresh" in our domestic discipline marriage in this week's Mailbag Monday post.

"Domestic Discipline is Abuse" - In the first of two personal stories from the heart, I (Clint) talk about how I reacted when I first heard about the domestic discipline lifestyle.  How similar is it to your initial reaction?

"Domestic Discipline is Abuse?" Part 2: Chelsea's Story - In a second personal story from the heart, Chelsea opens up about the things in her life that truly define her as a person, and she elaborates on how the domestic dynamic really works for anyone who may be visiting LDD for the first time.

  • The July LDD Newsletter will be sent out on Friday July 5th, 2013.  You can join the free mailing list by clicking here. (Your email address is not used for any other purpose)
  • Barring anything unforeseen, we'll be addressing recent media articles by Wednesday.
  We hope you all have a wonderful upcoming week!  We thank everyone for their continued readership and support.  Until next time.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

LDD's Weekly Recap: June 10th - 16th


  We had a great week here at Learning Domestic Discipline!  We were asked another tough set of questions (AGAIN) in this week's Mailbag Monday post, and we're also offering yet another free download for readers/listeners to enjoy!  If you missed anything this week, we'll get you all caught up with the latest LDD happenings.


Mailbag Monday: Week 10 - We offer our advice on how to take the next step when it comes to spanking implements, how to handle a difference of opinion when it comes to punishing children in a unique family dynamic, and what one CD we would replace in our collections if all of our music was stolen in this week's round of Mailbag Monday questions.

The Lecturing Podcast - In our second LDD podcast, we cover a very important domestic discipline component -- lecturing.  This podcast even includes a real lecturing example by us (Clint and Chelsea) within it.  You can read more about the new podcast, and download it for free, by clicking the link to the post (above).

Five Things Friday: The Punishment Edition - Chelsea talks about her unfortunate punishment-filled week, a fellow DD blogger talks about "Stress Relief Spankings", and an all-too-real singles dating site that you never knew existed in this week's Five Things.  Oh, just WAIT until you see this one.

  • We've received a number of requests for the new LDD eBooks.  We're working to make them available on sites such as Lulu, Amazon, etc.  as soon as we possibly can.  We'll also make them available on the LDD website in the very near future.  Once they're available, we'll announce it here on the blog and the LDD Twitter page.  We thank you in advance for your interest in the eBooks, and for your patience.
  • The polls to begin voting for the LDD Retreat dates will be posted next week.  If you missed the announcement, the LDD Retreat location will be Galtinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN.
  • We're working very hard to get the two latest LDD projects launched as soon as possible -- the DD Wives Club and the Download Site are both in the works.  It shouldn't be too much longer before they're launched!
  We wish all the great dads out there a very happy Father's Day!  We hope you enjoy your day with your loved ones.  :)  Thank you all for your readership and support this week!  Onward we go to next week....see you then!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

LDD's Weekly Recap: June 3rd - 9th


  We slowed things down a bit the past few days as we celebrated our wedding anniversary week.  Thanks to all who wished us a happy anniversary!  We had a wonderful week as a family, and we're ready to get back on track with Learning Domestic Discipline.  Despite us taking the week "off", we kept our posting schedule on track with three new posts.  Take a look...


Mailbag Monday: Week 9 - It was a mixed bag of interesting questions this week.  We answered questions about why spanking is an important component to the domestic discipline lifestyle, what planet we'd choose to live on if Earth became too crowded, and we obliged to a very kind request from a fellow blogger.

Our Anniversary Week! - We took this week "off" from LDD to celebrate our wedding anniversary! :)

Saturday Stories: "Journey to My Contented Home!" - The first article from a fellow blogger in blogland was featured in this week's edition of Saturday Stories.  Kat, from the blog "My Contented Home", shares how making the domestic discipline aspect of her marriage more intense and structured substantially improved things for her and her husband.

  • We announced in the June LDD Newsletter that our free download series will be getting its own site!  Look for that to launch later this month.
We're looking forward to next week and we hope you are as well!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

LDD's Weekly Recap: May 13th - 19th


It's Sunday, and here at Learning Domestic Discipline that means it's Weekly Recap time!  We had an exciting week with yet another new feature and download for readers to enjoy.  This time the download isn't something to read - it's something to listen to!  Let's get you all up to speed with the latest happenings here at LDD.


Mailbag Monday: Week 7 - Working though difficult HoH emotions, getting in a "submissive state of mind", and leaving marks after spankings are all topics addressed in this week's round of Mailbag Monday questions - perhaps the most challenging set of questions to date.  

Introducing the Learning Domestic Discipline Podcast Series! - We do our best to embarrass ourselves in a 45 minute downloadable podcast that covers the LDD definition of domestic discipline, the pros and cons to living the lifestyle, and much more.  It's our first ever podcast, so we welcome any and all feedback that will help us in improving future podcasts!

Five Things Friday: Middle of the Month Edition - A milestone for Chelsea, two upcoming months full of holidays and celebrations, and a Pinterest site that will strike your funny bone in this week's Five Things Friday post.


  • Two locations are pulling away in the LDD Retreat voting.  It's going to be close at the final tally, so you better come vote and vote often for the location you want! (Voting ends on June 1st, 2013)
  • The June LDD Newletter will be sent out on Friday, June 7th.  You can subscribe to the mailing list here. (Subscription to the monthly LDD Newsletter is free)
  • Under two weeks left to purchase LDD eBooks at promotional rates!  Stop on by and find the right package for you(Promos end June 1st, 2013)
Thanks for all of your readership and support!  We're marching on full steam ahead into next week, and we hope you'll be there with us!


Monday, May 13, 2013

LDD's Weekly Recap: May 6th - 12th


Another week is in the books! But, before we get into the weekly recap, we want to wish all the mothers out there a very happy Mother's Day! As parents ourselves, we know how hard you work and you deserve this special day- we hope everyone has a great Mother's Day! 

This week's Mailbag Monday questions were really difficult to answer, and if you missed the Saturday Stories post, it's one that we feel every wife wanting or considering domestic discipline should read.  We think a lot of experienced couples will be able to relate to it as well.  Let's get you all caught up with this week's LDD content!


Mailbag Monday: Week 6 - We opened up about some things we personally struggle with in our own domestic discipline marriage, and we got a question that raised some concerns in this week's Mailbag Monday.  A reader was also kind enough to make us aware of a great new app!

Punishing When the Wife is Angry - Clearly it's important that the HoH not punish when he's angry, but what about times when the wife is angry?  We discuss and explore this topic and offer a way to work through the problem if you ever find yourself in that situation.

Saturday Stories: "The Reality of Starting Domestic Discipline" - Guest writer Liza wrote a wonderful article about having false expectations when first starting out with the domestic discipline lifestyle in this week's Saturday Stories feature.

  • Over 11,000 votes have been cast for the LDD Retreat location.  Have you cast your vote yet?  Cast your vote here!
  • The DD Wives Club is getting closer to completion. We're building our own databases, so it's taking a lot longer than anticipated.  We know a lot of you are excited about it, and we are too!  Thanks for being so patient with us as we put it all together.  It'll be worth the wait!  In the meantime, you can sign up for the LDD Network here (your membership will automatically transfer over to the DD Wives Club).  Here's some information about the LDD Network if you aren't familiar with it.
  • Unless we get an overwhelming number of requests for it, we're going to cancel our plans to create a comment archive.  It's a TON of work to do, and we're not feeling as though it would be worth the time and effort.  We'd rather use that time and effort on a bigger project that would better benefit the community.  We apologize for any disappointment this may have caused anyone.
  • The LDD Springtime Promotions are currently running, and they offer TWO new products!  Find the right package for you(Promos end on June 1st, 2013)
We're looking forward to next week!  See you all tomorrow for Week 7 of Mailbag Monday.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

LDD's Weekly Recap: April 29th - May 5th (with a new free download!)


  We kicked off the month of May with a brand new free download!  The LDD Domestic Discipline Punishment Journal example and template are now available to download for free by clicking here.  If there's anything else you missed this week, we'll get you all up to speed with the latest LDD content.


Mailbag Monday: Week 5 - We answered questions about the best way to bring DD into an established relationship, whether or not DD can be effective without spankings involved, and we addressed a question about punishing children in this week's edition of Mailbag Monday.

Domestic Discipline Punishment Journals - In our latest free LDD download series, we explain what domestic discipline journals are and Chelsea goes into detail about a recent punishment in the downloadable journal example and template file.

Five Things Friday: Birthday Celebration Edition! - Two spankings, a long lost spanking implement found, and a year old blogland post that every wife wanting DD should read.  Oh, and let us not forget, Chelsea's birthday was Friday as well!  Kool & the Gang came to the party, and we all brought our good times, and our laughter too!

  • The LDD Springtime Promos offer TWO exciting new products!  Check out what's new! (Promos end on June 1st, 2013)
  • Our 2nd Learning Domestic Discipline newsletter was sent out this past Friday with an exciting announcement. Learning Domestic Discipline will be offering podcasts beginning soon! Stay tuned for more information.
  • Voting for the first ever domestic discipline retreat location is underway. Where do you want the LDD Retreat to be held? Click here to vote!
See you all next week!  Have a great week everyone! :)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Learning Domestic Discipline's Weekly Recap: April 22nd - 28th (Plus, the retreat site has LAUNCHED!)


  We wrapped up the last week of April 2013 with some great new content here at Learning Domestic Discipline.  Mailbag Monday had a mix of fun and thought-provoking questions, and we had another terrific guest post in this week's edition of Saturday Stories.  Take a look!


Mailbag Monday: Week 4 - Working domestic discipline around children, insight to the "exciting" side of spanking, and the animals Clint and Chelsea would be (and why) if they had a choice in this week's edition of Mailbag Monday.

Blended Spankings - A step-by-step outline of a highly effective way in which to conduct a spanking for experienced domestic discipline couples to consider. 

Saturday Stories: Domestic Discipline While Pregnant - Our guest writers J & L discuss the challenges of practicing domestic discipline during their recent pregnancy in this week's Saturday Stories article.

  • We launched the LDD Retreat site!  There are six incredible destinations to choose from.  Where do YOU want to go?  Stop on by and cast your vote!
  • In 5 days the May LDD Newsletter will be sent out!  Are you on the mailing list?  If not, you can sign up here for free. We only send you one email per month (the newsletter)! 
  • The LDD Springtime Promos offer TWO new domestic discipline products!  Come see what's new! (The promos run until June 1st, 2013)
Have a great upcoming week! 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Two New Domestic Discipline Products Now Available Through Our Spring Promotions!!

You may have been expecting a “Saturday Stories” article today as part of the new LDD posting schedule, however we interrupt your regularly scheduled article for an exciting announcement:


  That’s right – the LDD Spring Promos have launched, and they offer not one but TWO exciting new products!!

Consistently Inconsistent

Consistently Inconsistent is a brand new eBook from us, Clint and Chelsea, offered exclusively through theLearning Domestic Discipline promotion website.
DESCRIPTION: Being consistent with domestic discipline can be a challenge for a lot of couples, particularly when first starting out with the lifestyle.  It seems every domestic discipline couple struggles with consistency at one point or another, and, naturally, it can be extremely frustrating to deal with and overcome.  In our new Consistently Inconsistent eBook, we examine and break down the most common reasons inconsistency occurs and offer solutions to resolving an inconsistency problem once and for all.  It’s time to take a stand against the most devastating domestic discipline problem that couples face.  It’s time to take a stand against inconsistency and rid your domestic discipline relationship of it forever!

The LDD Beginner Boot Camp Workbook

The LDD Beginner Boot Camp Workbook is the companion to the brand new “Domestic Discipline Boot Camp For Beginners” eBook written by us, Clint and Chelsea, offered exclusively through the Learning Domestic Discipline website. 
DESCRIPTION: Outlined within the new beginner boot camp eBook is a comprehensive list of 25 relationship building exercises designed to promote and enhance important relationship components such as communication, trust, and appreciation (among others).  From this comprehensive list, couples choose a number of exercises to incorporate into their own personal boot camp experience.  This workbook provides sample templates and numerous helpful examples to help spring those homework assignments into action.  Everything a couple needs to complete the boot camp homework assignments is found right here in this workbook!


The Spring Promotions also offer the following eBooks at special discounted prices…

Domestic Discipline Boot Camp For Beginners


DESCRIPTION: Domestic Discipline Boot Camp for Beginners is tailored for couples either just beginning the domestic discipline lifestyle, or those in the early stages of their domestic discipline journey together. Beginner boot camp includes seven exercises that cover all basic punishments within the lifestyle, and includes a comprehensive list of 25 “homework assignments” for couples to choose from that are designed to promote communication, trust, love, respect, and affection between partners. Two days and a loving commitment are all that are needed to establish a healthy domestic discipline plan for your relationship. Are you ready to get started on the path to a healthy domestic discipline relationship?

A How-To Guide to Domestic Discipline Boot Camp

DESCRIPTION: A How-To Guide to Domestic Discipline Boot Camp outlines an intense and challenging 2-5 day relationship experience tailored to more experienced couples in the domestic discipline lifestyle. The “no tolerance” policy within boot camp targets and establishes a healthy domestic discipline power dynamic, and addresses common domestic discipline issues such as inconsistency in the head of the household and repeat defiance from the submissive partner. Four spanking exercises per day of boot camp address and correct common spanking problems, and four “homework assignments” per day of boot camp promote and nourish existing relationship components such as communication, respect, love, and trust. The boot camp experience may be a challenge, but establishing a safe, healthy, and effective domestic discipline dynamic will ensure your relationship remains stable, secure, and happy for many years to come.