How to Date Your Spouse After Kids
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As if it wasn't hard enough keeping the spark alive after marriage and how crazy life can be, kids come along and F everything up...
Okay, that was a bit extreme, but you totally know what I mean...
The sleepless nights, the temper tantrums, the bodily fluids...it isn't quite the stuff that steamy romance novels are made of...
I'm slowly starting to realize what people mean when they say that marriage is work... I won't sit here and say that our marriage before kids was easy (I am fully aware, and I accept that I'm a psycho wife), but I definitely wouldn't have said it was "work"...but, now that have a child... It definitely takes some work to keep my husband a priority and keep him feeling valued and important.
It's just so easy to get lost in everyday life. All the external factors outside of our relationship... All the things, and the people, and the circumstances that pull us away from each other...Those things build up, and before we even notice it, there is a void between us, and we need to do something that will bring us back together.
It's a difficult thing to think about and accept, but once you do, there are so many things that you can do to ensure that space doesn't creep back between you and your significant other.
My husband and I have come up with many ways to stick together and refocus on each other.
One of our favorite ways to refocus on each other is by dating. It sounds funny when I phrase it that way, but really, that's what it is. It is taking the time to do something together...Something spontaneous, something we've never done before, something fun...
But, we're parents. We have a child, a dog, jobs, friends, family, obligations... How do we find the time to manage all of these things, not to mention the crap that pops up at the most inconvenient of times...
This is why I absolutely love, and swear by DateBox.
If you haven't read about or seen me talk about DateBox, it is a subscription box that sends you an entire date that you can do with your significant other in your home. They also offer date options outside the home, but for busy parents like my husband and I, the in home dates are the way to go! They offer a wide variety of box options, pricing options, and commitment options (including a no commitment option!), to suit any couple and any lifestyle.
Pricing for DateBox starts as low as $7.99, which is perfect for couples on any budget. The dates are always new and creative, and they are completely planned for you, so no guess work needed!
Commitment to DateBox is completely up to you. Options range from month-to-month all the way to 6 month package plans.
As a parent, I love DateBox for these reasons:
1. We get a box every month, which keeps us on track for making time for each other.
2. The dates are already planned for you (no extra work for this mama), and it's always a surprise for both of us, which makes it more fun!
3. We can do the date at home after we put the little one to bed, which is HUGE. No coordinating schedules, finding a babysitter, paying for said babysitter.. none of that stressful stuff, only a fun date night in!
4. DateBox gets us out of our comfort zone. The dates are always something we've never done before. Sometimes, they are things we'd never even think to do, but that is the best part. By doing something we've never done before, it makes it more exciting for us. We bond over the new experiences.
I honestly think that DateBox is such a gift for parents. It has 100% brought my husband and I closer. We have created so many amazing memories while on our dates. We still laugh to this day about things we did on some of our DateBox dates. DateBox is a great gift to give yourself, or any other parents, especially new parents that don't quite realize how their lives and relationships are going to change!
The best part is you can try it out without making any commitment, and now you can get 50% off your first box using a special coupon code!
Get 50% off your first box with code BBARONE50.
If you want to give DateBox a try, head here.
Enter in the code BBARONE50 and give it a try, I know you'll love it as much as we did!
Please let me know how you like it after you try it!
Want to see a recap of our most recent date? Here it is!