A mom of five has claimed that she and her husband maintain a healthy, active sex life despite the fact that they share their bed with their kids. Amanda Scott, known as the Little Southern Wife on social media and on her blog, recently shared a TikTok showing the “family bed” in their bedroom which aims to bring them closer together. However, despite the fact that it affords the couple little privacy, they still find time and space to get busy.
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- The “family bed” is actually two mattresses pushed together. “Eight years ago my husband made our family bed so we can co-sleep with our littles. It’s a king and queen mattress pushed together in a handmade frame,” Amanda explained of the unique arrangement. The space is then big enough for everyone to fit in comfortably.
- Some of the older kids do sleep in their own room. Amanda was quick to point out that the kids aren’t forced to sleep in the family bed. In fact, as they get older and desire a little more independence, they’re more than welcome to go and sleep in their own rooms with their own bed. “Our older kids sleep in their own beds. They make the transition when they are ready and we fully support and encourage them to sleep in their own beds,” she explained. “They are also super independent for those worried.”
- Co-sleeping with her kids hasn’t impacted the couple’s sex life. While many people pointed out that it would be near impossible for Amanda and her husband to get any intimate time together with kids in their bed, she was quick to point out that it’s not the case at all – they just have to get creative about it. “My husband and I have a healthy sex life and we explore other spaces in our home when we want intimacy,” she revealed.
- The responses to the family arrangement were mixed. While some people were supportive of the idea of keeping the family together in such a way, others thought it was just weird. “Co-sleeping is a big NO,” one person wrote. Another argued: “So many people think it’s just about sleeping when it’s really about strengthening positive attachments in the family.”