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ky date night

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

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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?