Dating with a baby
What is the difference between dating and being in a relationship?When you change the way that you look at it, the difference becomes quite clear.If you like it you decide to keep it, or you purchase it. For many of us test-driving a new car is fun and exciting. Suddenly test-driving is not all about having fun and simply seeing if you like someone, instead you are forced to look beyond aesthetics and thrill, and think long term.As parents when we have children the things we look for in a car are very different than what we may have looked for as a teen or single young adult.
While it was nice if they were easy on the eyes, I was more concerned about what they had to offer my child and me, and if we could make it past the test-driving phase. My husband and I test-drove for months before officially becoming boyfriend and girlfriend.
The love you have for your child is unquestionable, but remember that making time for you and your significant other in no way makes you selfish—after all, you were a sultry lover long before you were a hot mama, right?
A happy home is a healthy home, and nurturing your relationship will only fortify that oh-so-important credo.
There is no shame in accepting help and it gives granny and gramps a chance to bond with your child while you get to reignite your bond with your partner.
If you find yourself in a situation where family and friends aren’t exactly lining up to give you a day off from mommy duty, try trading off date nights with someone in your playgroup or with a trusted mommy friend.