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It’s 5:00 pm on a Friday night and your other half should be home in about an hour. You’re excited because you’re actually having date night tonight, the first time in awhile, and there won’t be a fast food burger or cartoon movie in sight. No ma’am, you’re actually going to get ready and dressed up and have an adult conversation with your sweet spouse.

Speaking of which, you should probably start getting ready now. The kids had an early dinner and now they’re finishing up with their baths before the babysitter arrives. You are feeling so on top of things and together–you are totally rocking your superstar wife and mom status.

But you have two strands of hair curled before one of your children comes to the bathroom door to tattle on their sibling. Once that problem is resolved you discover that a mess has been made with the leftover pizza that needs to get cleaned up stat. Then another argument. A messy diaper. You can’t find the blouse you’d been planning for days to wear.  The baby is trying on your makeup. Then you can’t find your shoes. Kids are whining about being hungry (You just ate! You said you were full!). Before you know it your hubby and the babysitter are walking through the door at the same time and you’re still about 20 minutes away from being as ready as you’d like (and there’s no way you have time to do your nails now) plus you’re so flustered and annoyed that you aren’t even in the mood to go out anymore anyway!

 

Revive Date Night

 

Sound familiar at all? Maybe just a little bit? Maybe a lot bit?

I am a firm believer that date night is important, even more so after you’ve tied the knot! However, with four little ones age seven and under at home I am well aware that it can be a struggle to have regular date nights. Time, finances, babysitters; these are just some of the obstacles that can block your path.

This month will mark ten years of marriage for Mike and I and I knew I wanted to do something special here on the blog to celebrate. Several months ago when an idea started brewing for a blog series about date nights I couldn’t let it out of my head, but I knew I would need some awesome fellow bloggers to make the series really great. That’s why I’m so excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with my friends Kailei from Two Best Friends in Love and Amberly from A Prioritized Marriage to bring you #ReviveDateNight–a month long series that will take place every Friday in June. We’ll share tips, fun ideas, and maybe even a giveaway (stay tuned!) all focused on getting out of a rut and putting some focus and fun on your date nights.

We hope that you’ll join us, not just on our blogs every Friday, but on social media too! We want to see what you’re doing to #ReviveDateNight (keep it clean please!) so use the hashtag so we can all find each other.

 

 

How do you make date night a priority?
Don’t forget to join us next Friday, I can’t wait to share a fun date night idea with you!

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14 Responses to revive date night

  1. Christina June 2, 2017 at 10:02 am #

    This is such a great idea! It’s so important in relationships to take time for each other. Sometimes it’s not even about going out. Sometimes it’s just getting away from the noise, the kids, and the chaos. Sometimes it’s just being with each other away from everything and everyone else. So I think this is a really great series and I can’t wait to follow along!

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  2. Laura // SSHEART June 2, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    Ohh, looking forward to reading more in this series! Date nights are SOOO important for marriage. Kid free connection brings my husband and I so close!

  3. Sheila June 2, 2017 at 11:37 am #

    This was actually a goal for my husband and I this year was to start having a monthly date night (we had only been on 2 since my son was born 2 years ago!)
    So far we have been doing pretty good with it and I look forward to the dates all month long! I can’t wait to read more in this series! This month is our 6 year anniversary!

  4. Leighann June 2, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    Yay! Can’t wait to see your posts! Not gonna lie, we’ve slacked so much on date nights and need some ideas!

  5. Kailei June 2, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

    Oh my goodness, yes! This is so me. I think I have so much time and then all the things happen at once. Something that has helped me is to start way early and get ready throughout the day. It usually means flat hair and faded makeup, but it helps me a bit. So excited for this series!

  6. Virjinia Harp June 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    How sweet! My husband and I don’t have children yet but we have made it a priority to have date night weekly. We have a no phone rule so we are focused in the moment and truly enjoy ourselves!

  7. Ashley June 2, 2017 at 5:46 pm #

    Dating your husband is so important! You need to invest in each other so that you can be the best for your whole family! We try to sneak in a date whenever possible!

  8. Silvia June 2, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

    This is so fun! I agree that date nights are important and a necessity for every relationship.

  9. Angela Amores June 3, 2017 at 3:38 am #

    I love this idea. It’s a struggle to have a date night, but I agree date night is important. There’s something so nice about getting dressss up.
    Angela

  10. Lauren | also known as mama June 3, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

    I love this! You guys are too adorable! My husband and I still “date” every Saturday.

  11. Erika ortega June 4, 2017 at 8:29 am #

    Love the hashtag and can’t agree more. We also have to set aside time for our spouse and continue on to put each other first. I feel it’s the best way to keep our family going and happy… that’s only when we put our time first to continue to cherish this love for one another

  12. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins June 4, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

    I need to be better at this! I think our biggest hang up is a babysitter. We usually ask our parents to help out but we’d feel bad asking every week and I haven’t found a sitter that I feel comfortable enough with to watch the kids and get them to bed. I’m probably coming up with all sorts of excuses that are lame. I need your help! You better believe I’ll be tuning in.

  13. Melissa June 6, 2017 at 10:08 am #

    Date night is so important. As a new mom I am trying to make it a priority to get out with my husband more.

  14. earn money June 8, 2017 at 2:13 am #

    Hey very interesting blog!

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