My wife and I recently had our third daughter. We are adjusting and enjoying being a family of five. After our first child, I did a very poor job of checking in with and encouraging my wife spiritually. I assumed she was spending time with the Lord, but she was so busy getting adjusted to nursing and changing diapers, that she was getting spiritually dry,
In preparation for our second child, we started discussing ways that she could stir her affections for the Lord while being weary from night feedings and the busyness of a newborn (and a toddler...18 months old). She started listening to sermons during the night along with seeking short devotion times during the day and that really seemed to help her.
Now, with our current circumstances, my wife is enjoying listening to sermons on her iPod at night (along with short devotions during the day). She feeds the baby and is fed spiritually. She said she doesn't always get a ton out of the sermons, but enjoys having something teaching her instead of being tempted to grumble in her exhaustion. Recently, see has been enjoying both Joshua Harris and Mark Driscoll sermons. Both of these men preach with passion and humor, which allows my wife to not drift in her sleepiness.
She especially enjoyed Driscoll's Marriage and Women that was done a few weeks ago. I listened to it the other day while running and thought it would be a good "blog recommendation." Enjoy!
Here is another good use for iPods.