Marriage is your main priority until a little one enters your life. Then, all you want to do is sleep and take time for yourself. Romance normally falls to the wayside, but it's crucial for your kids to keep your marriage a priority. Here, real couples share how they keep the spark alive — even when they're exhausted!
Ami has a 14-year old, a 5-year old and a 3-year old, yet maintains an incredible sex life with her husband. Her tricks include:
We see why Ami and her husband still have romance in their marriage — they put in the effort daily!
Pamela and her husband had to think outside the box when they had kids at home. When the kids were little, they would put them to bed early or let them watch their favorite television show while she and her husband sat in the dining room with a drink talking and enjoying each other's company. As the kids got older, they would shower together or take a bath together in the evenings. This helped them maintain the closeness and stay connected as a couple even with the kids in the house.
Roland offers a few tips on things men can do to help keep the romance alive once a baby enters their lives. He advises men to show their wives plenty of appreciation during this challenging time of losing sleep and sacrificing her wants and desires to care for the family. Specific things men can do include:
Men and women both agree that scheduling regular date nights is a must when married with babies. It may be easier to just take the kids with you, but then you're focused on the kids as opposed to each other. Other useful tips include:
We want to know — how do you keep the spark alive in your marriage? Share in the comments below!
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