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Make any night date night – how busy couples keep the romance alive!

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While I wish I could tell you that I come home to flowers and chocolates every night, it isn’t quite true. In fact it is a very rare occasion when my husband and I even see each other on the same day anymore. While we do our best to make sure we have a little time for each other every week, we are both currently working two jobs so that we can pay off our total debt within the next few years. Our hope is to have more time for our family in the long run, but that means sacrifices in the short term.

All of this time working doesn’t leave much time for each other. Once we start adding in the time spent with our three kids, time getting things done around the house, and even a little down-time for ourselves, we are both pretty exhausted. Of course putting a relationship on the back burner isn’t healthy, so we do our best to make sure we fit in time with each other whenever we can.

On the those occasions we do get to spend some time together, my ideal date would be to have flowers waiting for me when I get home from work, have a few moments together alone, then slipping into a nice dress as we head out for a great dinner date.

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The reality is though, when I get home I’m usually wearing my work attire and feel more like slipping into a comfy pair of sweats rather than a dress. By the time I get the kids fed, homework help done, and everyone starts winding down for the day – I’m beat. Playing with the kids often ends up with me sneaking in a few minutes of shut-eye here and there while the baby takes advantage of climbing all over me.

Tired Mom Playing with Kids

If my husband and I are going to have any spontaneous moments together, it is probably going to be that short time before the kids get home from school, or when the baby is napping. This is why I always have some K-Y® Liquibeads at the ready, because fitting in time for each other and having the freedom to be spontaneous doesn’t always align with my body actually being ready.

KY Freedom to be Spontaneous

I was really excited when I found out I could get the Liquibeads at Walgreens because these are so much easier to use and less of a mess than a regular personal lubricant. With the K-Y® Liquibeads, you simply place a little bead in an applicator and insert once every few days. It begins dissolving immediately so you can be ready whenever the mood strikes! In Walgreens, I found the Liquibeads in the family planning section right by the other lubricants.

KY at Walgreens

If you’d like to try the K-Y® Liquibeads for yourself, there is currently a coupon for $1.00 off by visiting Coupons.com.


So tell us…

Do you and your significant other find it easy to make time for each other?

Are you spontaneous and ready #whenthemoodstrikes? What ways do you try to keep the spark alive?




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28 Responses to Make any night date night – how busy couples keep the romance alive!

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) December 8, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    My husband and I are lucky because she will take my kids anytime, so we always have a sitter.

  2. susan December 8, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    This would make an amazing date night. The bubbly would just be the icing on the cake.
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  3. Shauna December 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    It is hard to find time. Sometimes we actually schedule it, lol… but other times spontaneity works 🙂

  4. Kelsey Apley December 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    I think we are so driven by doing so much we forget to stop and focus on important things like spending time with your hubby. Great point!

  5. Deborah A. December 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    I’m a SAHM, so when the hubs comes home, I just want five minutes alone. Definitely not in any sort of a romantic mood. 🙂
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  6. Dawn December 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    I have a 14 year old son and a blog. What is this word, spontaneous?
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  7. Maria December 8, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    Lucky for me, I do have my mom in my city, so it makes it easier for me to have date nights 🙂

  8. Jennifer December 8, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    We can afford to be somewhat spontaneous. Our only children are dogs.
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  9. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos December 8, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    I wish we had more help to have date nights. We are able to go out together so seldom!
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  10. Melissa Pezza December 8, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Thankfully, we’ve got a friend that works at a local theater, AND we’ve got a baby sitter that’s almost always available. Date night is never a problem for us. Yay!
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  11. Lisa Bristol December 8, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    It is important to try to keep the spark going in your relationship. I always try to think of new ways to keep things fresh.

  12. Amy Desrosiers December 8, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    It is so important to always make that time for a datenight! Even if things dont go all the way, even just time together is so important!

  13. Whitney @ It's Gravy, Baby! December 8, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    We just had our first date night in over a year right after Thanksgiving. We do make time for each other during the week though!
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  14. Ann Bacciaglia December 8, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    I have not tried the KY Liquibeads. I will have to pick some up and give them a try.

  15. Jen Temcio @dapperhouse December 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    We dont really have sparks – lol. Sadly, it is hard to get the sparks back but these would definitely help things along! 🙂

  16. Jennifer Williams December 8, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    Spending time together is not something that has happened recently. We just moved and have been going in different directions trying to get settled before Christmas. I think we should work on that – a night off will not change the fact that we still have to unpack.

  17. Dee Mauser December 8, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    No, we definitely don’t. Our young adult kids still live at home and we now have a grandson living with us too. There’s just way too much going on all the time and it’s definitely not hanky-panky.

  18. Liz Mays December 8, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

    Spontaneous what? Oh heck no, everything is scheduled in my life, it seems. lol
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  19. Aimee Smith December 8, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

    We have another family that we swap with, otherwise date night would never happen. I love it though because it gets me out of the house two nights and give my hubby alone time with me and the kids, which he doesn’t get often!
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    • Jesica H December 9, 2014 at 8:20 am #

      I need to look into doing this, swapping with another family. The only probably is all my friends have like 4 kids or more so it would truly be a houseful with my three kids! LOL

  20. mykidsguide December 9, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    Such a beautiful idea, what a way to keep the romance alive!
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  21. Brandy December 9, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    I feel that with four kids in the home ages 13 down to age 6, it is not easy to make moments happen. They seem to have to be planned, but we are working on a way to make more moments happen without planning. I think it would be easier if the younger two slept through the night!
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  22. Tiffany (A Mom's Take) December 9, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    It’s very hard for us to find time for ourselves, but we do. It’s so important to be able to connect.
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  23. Mama to 5 BLessings December 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    This sounds like a great product. I have not seen this yet, good to know.

  24. Summer Davis December 12, 2014 at 12:15 am #

    My husband and I try to go on at least one date a month, or we did until we moved back to Florida. Now we’re in an area where we know nobody and it’s really difficult for us to get out and about. We did go on one double date recently that was absolutely fantastic. We were all like “I’m gonna tear you up when we get home” and then we both PASSED. OUT. It was hilarious. 🙂 Oh well, we still had fun connecting, just on a different level. 🙂 #client
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  25. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations December 17, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    We make sure to always make time for one another. The more spontaneous, the better!

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