YOURS+MINE Date Night

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Relationships always begin with the best of intentions to make time for each other and to never lose that passion (or a reminder of it). I find it frustrating about the “myth” that once you get married and/or have kids that couple time is gone.  The passion doesn’t have to disappear. I am sure I am not alone in the over-whelming to-do list. However, we still make time to stay connected 11 years later in the chaos of life with 3 boys. When we go see relatives, we love to take advantage of convenient sitters (aka the grandparents) for date night.

Meet us in the beginning #Yoursandmine

YourandmineDateNight#ad This was after a concert back in 2004. This was us in college BEFORE we were married, working full-time jobs, or had 3 sons. This was when really all we had to do was go to classes, work jobs with limited responsibilities, and spend time with each other & friends doing whatever we wanted. Over the years, “I’m too busy” was never a good reason to put our relationship on the back burner. I spend most of the 365 days a year with my boys. Sometimes they might complain about us leaving but it’s just as important that kids understand the value of “Mommy and Daddy’s” relationship too!

Date nights as we get older aren’t always as spontaneous as they use to be but we are willing to make the effort to make it happen. This past Thanksgiving week in between Thanksgiving gatherings and hosting a baby shower, my husband and I made time to reconnect watching some live music. While we could of just planned a trip to see a movie or something where we zoned out, we wanted to do something different! We bought tickets to go see  some live music while visiting our In-laws in advance of course.

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Despite the fact that we try hard to make “I’m too busy” not an issue that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened a time or two over the years. One of us usually falls alseep early or has a lot of work to do. We decided that this date night needed to be fun & unique. I think we accomplished that!

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John & I smiled, talked, and as what usually happens at concerts forced to stand a little closer.

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It’s those little inside jokes and conversations that John and I share that keep us connected! We really enjoyed the music but kept cracking up about the lead singer (Pictured far right). Balding, sweaty, more to love of him, stripping, and he had so much charisma on the stage! It’s all about just being yourself!

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Tips to create a Date Night to spice things up:

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1. Do something new together: Take a class, go on a local adventure, watch a new band live, or something to create that feeling when you first started dating!

2. Challenge yourself to get back the passion with a 30-day intimacy challenge: This isn’t about Just Doing “IT”. It’s about cuddling, making out, sending a “thinking of you” text/email/call during the day and finding other ways to enjoy the time together rather than making it feel like another item on the To-do list.

Of course when we can’t make the time to get out of the house or fit it in the budget….

3. YOURS+MINE date night at home is an idea easily done with Walmart Family Planning Section

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What do you and your significant other do to stay connected?

Date Nights? Tricks/Tips you have learned on keeping the balance as you take on new roles?

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