Tips on how to find time for your partner after kids 

Date Night In- If heading out to a fancy date just isn’t in the budget right now or getting a babysitter is just too hard, bring the dinner in. You can make a date night at home with a movie, take-away or a joint hobby that you enjoy.  You could even get dressed up, light some nice candles and get a fancy bottle of wine. Then enjoy your date at home. Forget about the kid’s bath night, stories and dishes!

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Eat together- turn off the distractions (put phones away) and interact over a meal. You can do this with or without kids. We aim to do this every day, but this may not be possible for everyone.

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Work out together - Join a gym with babysitting services, like and exercise together. You could also go for a run, walk on the beach or play tennis or golf together.

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Do Chores Together-  Chores need to be done, so why not do them together? You can do dishes, wash the car or garden together. This allows you to chat and bond in our busy lives.

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Go to bed at the same time- This makes a huge impact on your marriage. You can try to make a habit of going to bed at the same time each night. This may take some compromising, but it is totally worth it.

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Proper Dates -You will obviously need to hire a babysitter at some point, so, when you do, make it worth it. In other words, go big and plan ahead of time: Buy concert tickets, game tickets, or stop by that gallery opening on the way to a nice restaurant. Maybe even, ask the grandparents to keep the kids overnight. This will allow you to have a sleep-in, a relaxing morning together without the demands of the kids. If your budget allows it, a night away together is great for your marriage.  

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Take a Vacation together- This can be a fun and enjoyable way to get “back to basics” and remember why you wanted to be husband and wife and not just mummy and daddy. To get away for a holiday or weekend (depending on finances), allows you to spend some time on each other, not just the kids. You will also return refreshed and rejuvenated.

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