Congrats to our winner DEBBIE!!!
After you have a baby both men and women have a hard time stepping outside their roles as mother and father, hausfrau and handyman, disciplinarian and bedtime enforcer. As a couple it is essential that you are free to indulge your every whim, without having to defer to our kidsâ€™ needs; and that you make it a priorityÂ to reconnect to those primal forces of attraction and shared beliefs that drew you together and resulted in this baby you now hold so dear.
And despite what you may think, reconnecting with your spouse after having a baby is not just about doing so in a physical way. Rather it is really important that as a coupleÂ you make it a priority to get in some quiet intimate moments, whether it is snuggling up on a couch watching the passionate sparring between Bogey and Bacall or laying side by side getting a sensuous couples massage sipping on champagne and feeding each other chocolate truffles.
Having time away from the monotony and sometimes drudgery of parenthood can be like an infusion of new breath and perspective into this little family unit you’ve created and can give you a new appreciation for one another and, of course, your kids. But before you think this renewal can only be achieved via a carefully planned weekend away, here are a few easier-to-organize options to help you get some of that vavavoom back into your marriage.
#1 Flirt with each other. That’s right. Remember when you first met and you would kiss each other in the middle of the day for no apparent reason. You’d wink, tease and be playful? My advice: BRING THAT COUPLE BACK! Don’t be afraid to touch each other, to flirt, to smile, to hug and basically to just reach out and hold one another’s hand. Sometimes a small demonstration of love can spark that romance that’s been lying dormant in the heart of a sleep-deprived parent who just needs to feel like he/she is still desired.
#2 Write each other love letters. Sometimes it simply feels too awkward to tell your spouse just how much you love and yes even miss them. Being the parent of a newborn your focus and so much of who you are shifts to this precious little baby and your relationship with your spouse gets pushed aside. A love letter is a wonderful way for you to sit down and remind yourself, and your main squeeze, how crucial their love and support is to you, how grateful you are to have them in your life and part of this family the two of you have created. And of course there is nothing more romantic than reading a handwritten love note!
#3 Turn your bedroom into a LOVE NEST! If you can’t manage to steal away for a romantic weekend with your spouse, get your tot to sleep for a few hours and retreat to your bedroom for some quality one-on-one time. Not sure how to take your frumpy not-quite-romantic bedroom from drab to fab? No problem! Check out these five tried and true tips to Spice up your married sex life and to turn your bedroom into a love nest.
Now get out their and get your LOVE ON and what better way to do that than to strap your baby and or babies in a stroller and start walking and hopefully TALKING! And we are giving away aÂ Joovy DOUBLE STROLLER to help one couple get their romance on!
What makes The Joovy Greenie Caboose Too Ultralight Stand-On TandemÂ so special?Â Here are just a few of its features!
The Caboose Too Ultralight is like having 2 strollers in one.Â If your children are young and close in age, you can take full advantage of the 2 full-size reclining seats. The â€˜Tooâ€™ seat bridges the gap when children are too young to ride or stand on the back. As your children grow, the Caboose Too Ultralight adapts, allowing your older child to ride on the rear bench seat and standing platform. This becomes more and more important as the older child develops their sense of independence.
The Caboose Too Ultralight is extremely compact and lightweight.Â The stroller, in â€œStand-Onâ€ mode, weighs just over 21 pounds and in â€œ2 Full-Seatâ€ mode it is just over 23 pounds.Â The light weight combined with its small footprint makes the Caboose Too Ultralight extremely maneuverable â€“ especially for a double stroller.
Just like the Caboose Ultralight, the Caboose Too Ultralight features our huge canopy, 3-position recline front seat, large storage basket with side pockets, linked parking brakes, ball-bearing wheels, all-wheel suspension, car seat adapter, parent organizer PLUS a full-size removable rear seat.
The removable rear seat installs easily onto the existing rear bench seat and stroller frame.Â It can accommodate a child from 6 months to 45 lbs.Â The seat reclines and includes a 5-point harness.Â The front seat accommodates a child from 3 months to 45 lbs.Â Total child weight is 90 lbs.
For a chance to win this INSANELY BEAUTIFUL Joovy Greenie Caboose Too Ultralight Stand-On Tandem DOUBLE STROLLER
leave a comment here with one of your tips to reconnect as a couple after having a baby! For a second entry you can Follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway! For a Third entry you can LikeÂ Married my sugar daddy on facebook!Â For a fourth entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram and for a fifth entry you can follow @MelissaSchapman on Pinterest Good luck! Giveaway ends July 26th!