This is a sponsored post through The Motherhood on behalf of the Sitter.me app. All opinions within the post are 100% my own.
My friend and I drove together to a field trip this past week. As we chatted about her upcoming plans with her husband, I realized that my husband and I needed to get a life! I am pretty sure that the two of us are not getting enough “us” time. Sadly enough, my friend agreed with me.
Because of this I decided to start thinking about how to find more “us” time for my hubby and I. Here are the top 3 ways I came up with. Hopefully one of these options will help you guys as well.
1. For starters I realized that making time for us as a couple would require some organization on our part. When you have children finding time for a date night takes a little more planning. While being spontaneous can be fun, it is much harder and often time leads to not happening at all. This is were organization comes into play.
At the beginning of the month Google events taking place in the area. Talk to your partner and decide on one or two things that you would enjoy together. Be adventurous and try out new things regularly. Once it goes on the calendar, MAKE IT HAPPEN! Unless there is an absolute emergency, nothing else is more important than having your time together.
2. Make scheduling sitters easy with the app Sitter.me. The reason this app is perfect for a mom like me is because I can use it to build my own network of sitters that I trust leaving my children with.
One of the main reasons my husband and I don’t go out more often is because finding a sitter can be a hassle. With this free app for babysitting I can build a team of sitters that includes my family and friends. Once I have a date night on the calendar, I can instantly reach out to my sitter network through the app with the date and time I need a babysitter. Whoever has availability and accepts, gets the job. It’s just that easy!
For those without family and friends nearby the sitter.me app can also recommend trusted babysitters within your area. You are also able to pay your babysitter directly from the app. Never let not having a babysitter be the reason you don’t make time for each other again.
3. Grab time together whenever you can. Even if you have 1 or 2 events planned and on the calendar, make time everyday to talk to each other. I don’t mean, “hi and bye”. I mean really talk! Decide on a time that works best for both of you. Maybe it’s in the morning before the kids wake up or in the evening after they are asleep, either way make time to communicate.
I have found that when we engage with each other alone on a regular basis it makes date nights that much more enjoyable. I am guessing it’s because we feel more connected as a couple and not just as parents.
While the three above ideas seem so simple, they can only happen if I actually take the time to do them. I am excited to try to implement these ideas into our routine and see how things go.
So what about you guys? Do you have any tips you can share on how to make more “us” time happen? I’d love to hear them in the comments below…….