If you want to maintain or regain romance in your marriage after having kids, you’re going to have to be intentional about it. A little creativity won’t hurt either!

Practical tips to help keep the romance alive after kids

This may be an unpopular opinion, but if you want to keep the romance in your marriage, you must prioritize your marriage over your kids.

Here’s why:

  • Your kids will eventually grow up and leave, but your spouse is meant to be with you forever.
  • The best gift you can give your kids is the example of a healthy marriage.
  • A healthy marriage makes you better parents and helps you parent as a team.
Keep the Romance Alive After Kids

Don’t worry, your kids still get plenty of love and care. They need food, shelter, safety, and all the love in the world, but they also need to see Mom and Dad loving one another well. They will have so much more peace when they know you two are ok and their home is not at risk of falling apart.

You will also need to share the workload. Regardless of how you choose to run your family and divide up household duties, the truth is, where exhaustion and feeling overwhelmed are present, romance is not. You both need to do your share in running the house and supporting each other. The good news is you get to do what works for you, just don’t keep doing what doesn’t. 

Another way to foster romance is by engaging in healthy, open, and honest communication. If you don’t have emotional intimacy that is obtained through vulnerable communication, then it will be challenging to have physical intimacy. 

Let’s wrap this up with the obvious and that’s prioritizing regular date nights. 83-84% of married couples who have regular date nights report being very happy in their marriage. You may have to be intentional, but setting aside dedicated time for date nights will benefit your marriage and keep you connected as a couple. 

If you want an easy-peasy way to do this as parents, where you don’t even need to find a sitter, then let us help you out with a FREE Happily Date Box. It’s completely on us, aside from the $7.99 shipping. It’s a perfect way for busy parents to still have intentional time together. Happily does the planning and you just go out to your doorstep and grab your box!