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Kelly posted this 24 June 2019

How often do you get alone time with your significant other? Do you often do date nights? It seems that our date nights often turn into us wanting to hang home- which with kids means not alone time. 

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Allie posted this 13 March 2020

We get to have time together once a week. My parents play babysitter and we go grab dinner and figure out a plan for what to do after that. some times it is a movie, other times it is just walking the stores looking at things/puttering.

Becca posted this 13 March 2020

Those nights become family game night for us. More often than not, if we ever do get alone time it is during the late night hours (11PM-2AM). If we get time away other than that we like to go grab food and head home to watch movies and snack. Things change as you get older and build a family. You have to find ways to make it work for you guys.

whitney posted this 13 March 2020

We do a date at least once a month, but whenever we can get two a month it feels like our relationship stays a lot stronger. Sometimes we do date swaps with other couples, take our little guy to their house, and that way we can hang out at home WITHOUT little people around.  

Brianna posted this 13 March 2020

We rarely have a date night because its hard to get a babysitter. We always make time at night for eachother once the kids go to sleep though..sometimes just hanging out talking, watching a movie, or watching tv.

Christine posted this 12 March 2020

My husband was concerned about or alone time, because it started to become or time (with the kids). I listened to him, hired a date night babysitter and now we're getting our spunk back. I'm glad we figured it out together.

Jessica posted this 25 February 2020

We've started having our toddler do sleepovers at grandma's........she doesn't sleep that well there and I feel bad for my MIL but she doesn't mind and just loves having her over. That way we get time at home alone

Jade posted this 10 February 2020

Never, our kids are now 4 and 1. We have never spent time away from our children. It doesn't help when you don't have family nearby. We "getaway" nightly after the kids are sleeping, watching a movie together.

Kassandra posted this 01 February 2020

Feel like my husband and I, we rarely just get alone time just us, we really mostly go run errands as a family or so tired winding down when the baby goes down to bed. Maybe stress to your significant other that you both need to at least once a month or evry couple of weeks have just a date night the two of you with no kids.

Sarah posted this 01 February 2020

Honestly we spend the most time together when the baby is down for the night, but really haven't done a date night for awhile. We don't have family in state and our best friend in town has a toddler and full time job with changing schedules. But we make an effort to go out as a family or spend quality time when my husband if off of work (since I am SAHM). Really learning to balance and not break the bank for us.

Ellen posted this 27 January 2020

Our "dates" are mostly not alone and to places like Ikea, Home Depot, amusement parks, the zoo. When we see a show or a movie, we almost always take our kid with us. We go on family vacations once or twice a year. It's really different now, but the sentiment is the same I suppose. What matters to us is the time we spend together.

Alexandra posted this 24 November 2019

It doesn't happen very often for us, but its really important to get out of the house and away from the kids every once in a while!

Carrie posted this 21 November 2019

we make sure we have 1 date night a month at least.  It is so essential for both of you. It doesn't have to be an out all night thing, or you can even wait until your kids are asleep if the problem is leaving your kids. 

Mary posted this 20 November 2019

With a new baby we have not had too much alone time but still find time every once in awhile. We do need to work on that though because it will only get worse with more kids! lol

Penelope posted this 20 November 2019

Relationship definitely evolved after we had kids. Competing with kids, work pressures, fatigue and sometimes just general malaise

It's important to prioritize one another. We've started going out to breakfast ocassionally and that helps with the reconnection. Just once every 6 weeks goes a long way. Monthly is better if you can pull it off.

Sucre posted this 19 November 2019

It's important to prioritize each other. It's easier sometimes to just do family time and all enjoy each other but we definitely need to prioritize each other more. Date nights yes, but even small gestures of kindness and affection don't go unnoticed. I wonder if we could try to read a book together... not sure my husband would follow through, but maybe he could pick the book?? 

Michelle posted this 19 November 2019

We never really call it date night and I think it's because we are always together and available to spend time. But that time doesn't necessarily mean time well spent.  So this discussion was good for me to read!

Teresa posted this 19 November 2019

It's so hard to not necessarily make that time, but to put some variety in that time.  We can fall into the trap of tv, but recently as we have become busier with work so as to avoid resentment or less time together, we might sit next to each other each with own laptop and do our jobs.  There is light conversation in between, and we don't feel separated at all.  We also don't want to sit all night long doing this so we will set - for the next hour we both work, after that we are cut off and will watch a show, etc. 

Maddie posted this 15 November 2019

Someone in my moms group husband went and bought a projector screen and actually set up a little camp fire and marshmellows and movies with his wife.  The best part is they let their kids be apart of it, bc they set up a tent. 

Angel posted this 15 November 2019

We do in-house date nights after the kids go to bed at least once a week, and then we hire a babysitter once a month to go to dinner and a movie!

Kathryn posted this 14 November 2019

I feel the same way a lot of times.  It's seems like such a hassle to get out of the house anymore.  but it really is worth it.  my husband and I recently went to dinner and bowling and it was honestly the best time we've had in so long haha.  

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