Doing double duty, raising kids and building a work-at-home business, definitely leaves little time for much else. Yes, for mom entrepreneurs, so-called ‘self-care’ often consists of crackers and cheese for lunch, devoured Cookie Monster style leaning over the kitchen counter or the truly rare occasion when we actually get to use the bathroom in private with the door closed.
Simple ways to reconnect with your relationship
Between babies and the business, Daddies can end up feeling a little neglected. Who can blame them?
#1: Set aside sacred time – Even if it’s 30 minutes after you tuck the kids in, set aside sacred time to talk – no household administration, no to-do lists, no television and absolutely no rescheduling to handle that last minute must-do whatever (it can wait).
#2: Start and end the day with a 1-minute kiss – Make it a habit and do it like you mean it. Who knows where it will go, but wouldn’t it be nice to find out?
#3: Find the special joy – Laugh, play, rejoice – your kids are watching and learning what a relationship should be like. Fill their lessons with laughter and joy.
#4: Plan to a date night – Book the babysitter, dress up and paint the town red (or at least enjoy a quiet meal without the “Eew…do I have to eat that?).
#5: Eat at least one meal a day together – It sounds goofy to say that eating together makes a difference, but it does and often in the hustle, bustle, that’s where couples fall down.
Happy Family Friday – now go snuggle your sweetheart!