As soon as you have kids, the focus immediately changes from your relationship to focusing on your children.

This is inevitable as your children soon become the most important things in your life and caring for them takes the priority. It’s human nature to ensure the health and happiness of your children are met before your own.

But to have a healthy and happy family life, it’s important that your relationship is healthy and strong as well.

Life is all about balance. If a relationship doesn’t have any time put into it, it can become unhealthy and weak.

When you and your partner are stressed, this can affect the dynamics of your family life and parenting even if we try to keep them separate.

This is where a regular date night can really help.

When you have kids, your nights usually turn into a hectic rush of feeding, bathing and putting your kids to bed. The thought of having a “date night” is sometimes difficult to imagine but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

Organise a date night in advance and book a babysitter to look after your children for the night.

If you’re not one for a date night, then maybe make a plan to meet your partner for lunch or arrange a nanny to look after your children for a special weekend away.

Even the everyday little rituals of talking to your partner throughout the day or watching a movie together after the children are asleep, can have a really positive effect.

It really keeps the spark going, and creates a healthy balance in your relationship, your family life and how you approach parenting.

Enjoy your date!

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  • i find that skinship is important too. even when we are busy with our kids, it is not too hard to kiss goodbye/goodnight to our partner or just hold their hands etc.


  • yeah it is such a full on experience being a parent but it is made easier if you have someone to share it with. i try to see my hubby as a person as well and not just a dad and make time to nurture the relationship. which can be hard because you try to go somewhere romantic but all you can think about is the babies! lol


  • This is so important. Good article


  • Really good advice. Thanks for sharing.


  • should look into a date night, it is needed here


  • We have movie night every Thursday.


  • Very easy to let your relationship slide with the hustle and bustle of a new baby!


  • Men sometimes need to understand it’s not always about them


  • I enjoy a cuddle each night when we go to bed,


  • thanks for sharing was a great read


  • thank you for the advice


  • Great article thank you for sharing!


  • Thanks for a good article.


  • its so important to maintain your relationship, children feel secure iwhen their parents are in a loving relationship


  • Enjoyed reading – thanks for sharing.


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