Keeping Your Relationship Alive After Kids

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Keeping Your Relationship Alive After Kids
Tue, 07-31-2012 - 12:51pm

In her exclusive blog for the iVillage blog series CelebVillage, actress and mom (to daughters Honor, 3, and 8-month-old Haven) Jessica Alba writes about how she keeps her marriage to husband Cash Warren ticking since becoming parents.

It’s hard to imagine what life is going to be like after your first baby, not to mention your second! Diapers are a certainty. Sleepless nights, coffee, and concealer (lots of it) are probably guaranteed too. Having time to see a movie or enjoy a glass of wine by yourself -- let alone with your husband -- before your kids head off to college? I know -- it feels like an impossibility or a far-off dream. But I can assure you it’s not.

How do you keep your relationship alive since your children have arrived? Do you schedule time together? Make an effort to have date nights regularly?

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Wed, 08-15-2012 - 5:10pm

This is a challenge for us.  We just went out to dinner for the first time in almost a year... and my dd came with us.  It was supposed to be a date night. 

We are planning on doing date nights though.  It might only be once a month, but we need them.  We'll seriously pull eachother's hair out if we don't do it. 

Finding alone time at this point is just not possible.