Hello February, the month of love!
Relationships take on a new meaning when you have kids, especially in those early days. You have to get creative with your alone time and popping in to Checkers together qualifies as a date.
I have asked 4 moms to share their advice, tips and experience as dating with kids.
First up we have Jacqui from One Messy Mama.
- How long have you and your partner been together?
16 Years – Married for 12.
- If you are married, what type of wedding did you have?
We had a small intimate weddin of 60 guests. We were too young to afford anything grand.
- How long were you together before you had kids?
- Where your kids planned
Most definitely planned. We battled for 6 years to conceive.
- Do you have regular date nights?
No, unfortunately not. We have 5 kids that keep us rather busy. We try and go out whenever we can, but it is not a set date.
- If no, how do you make one-on- one time?
We are very lucky that our kids go to bed at 7 every night.
So we usually spend that time catching up, watching movies etc. Right now our life is a little too hectic for anything else.
We have however booked a weekend away for our 12th anniversary in March. Way overdue!
- What is your idea of the perfect date night?
The perfect date night would be ANYWHERE without interruptions 🙂
We love trying out new restaurants, food, and wine tasting, so anything that involves those 3.
- What is your most memorable date night with your partners
My most memorable date was definitely before kids. I got home to a trail of roses leading me on a treasure hunt with little gifts at each point. My husband then made me my favourite dinner and we sat on the floor in our one bedroom flat (just married) and we sipped on wine whilst we cured the world of all its problems. It was so simple yet so well thought out and special.
- What is your love language? And your partners?
My husbands love language is most definitely Words Of Affirmation, whilst mine is Time.
- What is the one piece of relationship advice you have for new parents?
To not sweat the small stuff. The more pressure you put on each other the more frustrating a relationship gets. Enjoy the simple moments and treasure the time you have together.
- Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Not really since the kids have arrived, however we do try an go out for dinner when we get the chance.
It normally starts with a cup of coffee in bed and a few extra minutes of sleep.
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