On Farrah: White Dress: Fillyboo Maternity | Blush Dress: Fillyboo Maternity | White and Blue Coverup: Mara Hoffman
Clear and Blue Sunglasses: H&M | Black Swimsuit: Target | Neon Swimsuit: Target
Black Top: Zara | Black Sunglasses: Chanel | Handbag: Chanel | Jewelry: Vajze
White Swimsuit: Topshop | Green Coverup: H&M | iPhone Case: Because of a Case | Spray Tan: Completely Bronzed
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!