Balancing Marriage and Family

Marriage and Family

Finding the right balance between spending time with your children and your husband is a struggle. Naturally, I am with my children more since we are home together. I only see my husband in the evening/nighttime and the weekends. On the rare moments we have together. we cherish it and appreciate each other. To make sure our relationship stays strong we make sure to maintain the 5 stages of intimacy.

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We try to eat dinner together every night

Making Priorities

With such a busy life, I have to have priorities to balance marriage and family. This means you sometimes miss your favorite show, or don’t always get to go out with your friends. And this also applies to my marriage. At least once a month, Andrew and I go out on a weekend date. If my parents can’t help, we hire a babysitter. I run a background check on Kiwi searches before bringing anyone around my children.

Our Dates

When Andrew and I do have a date, we usually go to a nice dinner or a movie. Our favorite type of food is probably Italian, I know I could eat pasta every day. It is also a nice change from me cooking most of the week. If we’re not in the mood to go out to dinner, we choose a movie. The last one we saw together was A Quiet Place which was really scary. I was gripping the popcorn cup the whole time in anticipation.

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Popcorn with a movie

Going Out With the Kids

As much as we like to go out on adult dates, we love going out with the children. Usually for walks in the park and playing on the swing sets. Andrew gets overwhelmed in Chuck E. Cheese so we stay away from that. Even though I love their pizza, but marriage is a compromise right? For more ideas and fun activities, check out this article for activities with children over the weekend.