Romance Tips for Parents
Keeping the romance up when you have kids in the house can be a daunting task so this article is just for you parents out there that need a little romance help.
With both the parents working and children to look after in whatever of the day is left, love and romance take a back seat. More often than not, couples with small babies lose all connection with their spouses with feeding, changing and burping the little one. Add to this every day work problems and the romance and love may simply fizzle out.
Here are some tips to rekindle that love and romance in their marriage after an addition to the family.
* Mornings with kids and getting ready for work can be insane. By the time you have everybody fed and out of house, you may realize you haven’t wished him a good morning much less said “I love you”! You can still make it up to him, first thing when you get to work, send an e-mail or a message telling him how handsome or cute he looked today. Even a simple “I love you, can’t wait to see you this evening” can instantly work for the relationship.
* Dinner time with children and especially toddlers can be messy to say the least. It leaves no time for the couple where earlier you may be catching up on with work or life at the table. Make sure more than twice a week, the children are fed early and put to bed leaving you two alone for a late night dinner. Open a bottle of champagne or wine and discuss life and future together. Communication in a relationship is the key ingredient to a happy married life. Romance can come in with these little gestures which say you care to spend time with him – alone!
* Compliments keep the romance alive in a relationship. With the monotony of every day life, when was the last time you stopped to compliment your man? Begin a program to pass on a compliment every day and feel it genuinely – tell him how good he looks or how handy he is with the children and how lucky you are to have him in your life! Use Sundays or times when kids are visiting friends to connect with your husband – read a romantic book or watch a movie in bed together.
* Remember you are not only mommies and daddies; you are also a married couple. Make sure to keep a baby sitter on call and go out at least once a month for dinner dates with your spouse without the children. Or you could use your lunch hour at work to meet up in a restaurant and chat about life and work. Bring him a little gift or a flower to make him feel wanted and loved. When you meet at home later, sparks are sure to fly!