Cook up something special (bonus points if you cook together), and don’t forget to set the mood.Light some candles, set the table with the good china and turn on some soft music.You’ll all get some quality time with your spouses or significant others, and the kids will have fun hanging out at someone else’s house for a change.
Some of the suggestions below are easy to try at home after the kids are all tucked in.
Now that you have childcare covered, let’s plan your date. Shop deals at the grocery store and work with what’s on sale.
Offer food, wine or even a little cash, but they might even offer to do it for free.
And you never know; you might find a friend who enjoys hanging out with your kids so much it becomes a regular side gig.
Curl up on the couch together and have a good laugh or get sucked into an action flick.
If you’re not in the mood for a movie, try a game night.
Ask the parents of your children’s friends if they’d be willing to trade playdates.
One night, you host all the kids; another night, it’s another parent’s turn to host yours.
Find a preserve, arboretum or nature trail and take a walk or hike.
Smell the flowers, take some deep breaths and get your hearts pumping while spending some time communing with nature and each other.
You’ll find new topics to talk about and will share something new together, two things that are sure to add a little spark to your relationship.