On Farrah: White Dress: Fillyboo Maternity | Blush Dress: Fillyboo Maternity | White and Blue Coverup: Mara Hoffman
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Black Top: Zara | Black Sunglasses: Chanel | Handbag: Chanel | Jewelry: Vajze
White Swimsuit: Topshop | Green Coverup: H&M 
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Venue: Gansevoort Hotel Turks and Caicos

Amidst all of the chaos that comes with being a parent, it is important to find time to reconnect with your spouse- away from the kids. Over Christmas, Nick surprised me by booking a babymoon getaway to Turks and Caicos. Although, we couldn’t stop talking about London while we were gone, it was so amazing to spend some time alone together before the twins make their big debut and we become a family of five! As hard as it is to find one-on-one time, it has always been a focus of ours to build a healthy and loving relationship as husband and wife so we set a good example for our family.  Here are my 5 ways to strengthen your marriage after having a baby:

1. MAKE YOUR SPOUSE A PRIORITY
While it may seem easy to get caught up in all of the duties of our everyday lives, it’s important that we make time for our significant other’s wants and needs. It also helps when our children are made aware that a family foundation is built on the relationship between mommy and daddy first.

2. SCHEDULE ALONE TIME

A date doesn’t have to be some lavish dinner or weekend getaway, sometimes the simple things like meeting for lunch or sharing a hot cocoa make the best moments. Our favorite is snuggling together with a hot drink and and making our goal list for the week.

3. HAVE A SET BEDTIME FOR THE KIDS
Getting the kids to bed on time not only helps them feel refreshed and ready to take on the next day, but it also ensures that you and your significant other get some time to yourselves.

4. SPOIL YOUR SPOUSE
Surprise them with flowers, a foot rub, pack their favorite lunch and write them sweet notes that they’ll find in the middle of the day; Anything to let them know that you are thinking of them.

5. BE ON THE SAME TEAM
Both of our roles as mother and father are hard. Instead of being that couple that compares and complains, lift each other up. I can honestly say that my husband is my biggest fan and I am his number one cheerleader. I wouldn’t be able to accomplish half of the things I have without him and there is no one else in the world that I want to build my dreams with.

It’s true, at times, being a parent is challenging, but it is also filled with some of life’s most rewarding moments and the beauty of all of those family memories are built on the foundation of your marriage. How have you and yours strengthened your relationship after becoming a family? We would love to hear from you in the comments below!

14 Comments

  1. I love this post! Great suggestions. So many people forget to make time for the marriage after children. And I love the idea of a Babymoon. What a cute idea?! Looks like you guys had a great time.

  2. Absolutely love everything about this post. Dying for the floral dress! You two are absolutely adorable- a real inspiration. As always, thanks for sharing. Xx

  3. I’m not married / I don’t have kids, but the idea of a babymoon is great. Looks like it was nice and warm too!

  4. Great post! It’s so true that you need to make your marriage a priority, especially when you’ve got kids keeping you busy. In 20 years or so, it will be the two of you again and you’ll be glad that you worked as a team and still have each other when the kids move out.
    Aimee
    http://www.lifetimeorganizing.com

  5. Wow you are absolutely glowing!! And what great tips me and my boyfriend don’t have any kids Years but we could still definitely use a few of these to strengthen our relationship!

  6. I’m SO excited you said you put your spouse first! It’s so important if there are two parents to show your committed love to your kids <3

  7. Really practical and sound suggestions. Getting the kids to bed on time is so important in our house. Last year myself and my partner found ourselves emailing each other about stuff all the time, no quality face to face to even discuss the basic things like who’s doing dinner. We have three children under 9 and getting them up the stairs and to bed by 9 is essential. For sanity, time together and time together in the quiet…..

  8. Yes to all of these. They are so equally important. Life changes fast. Our baby is now about to turn 18, and life has been busy. It can get be hard to spend time together.

  9. This blog is terrific! It is very it is very important and healthy to keep that spark in your marriage. That’s what keeps a marriage strong and ever lasting! Love your pics you look fabulous!

  10. This really looks amazing. The tips you gave all sounds great and the pics, oh my, outstanding as well. Amazing post!

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