14 Days of Busy Mamas Dating Their Husbands – PlayDrMom’s lunch date

I’m pretty lucky.  My parents help us out A LOT with our kids … not only do we get a night out about once a month, but they also watch the kids 3 afternoon/evenings a week when I go to work before my husband gets home.  My sister also lives close and watches the kids too.  Having family that lives close, have great connections with my kids, AND are willing to watch them is priceless.

But now that Henry is in school full day and Honor goes to extended day preschool 2 days a week sometimes we get in a little date during the week.  One day this month it worked out that we snuck in a lunch date during the week.  I had some time between clients so I left work and picked up my husband at his office.  We went to a Mexican restaurant that he had already tried out but that I hadn’t yet been to.  The atmosphere was casual and relaxed.  It was a bit late for lunch so we had had missed the noontime crowd and it was nice and quiet.

lunch date
I loved that it was just a simple time to slow down and connect.  We talked … uninterrupted … about the kids, work, things we need to get done around the house.  It was so nice just to BE together … as a couple … alone.  It wasn’t long, but it was just what we needed to reconnect.


Staying connected with our spouses and showing our children good examples of how to be in a marriage relationship is so important for our own health, our kids, and our family.    Mari from Inspired by Family came up with this amazing idea to for bloggers to collaborate on 14 Days of Busy Mamas Dating their Husbands.  We’d love for you to check out all the different ideas throughout January 27 through February 9th!  (Just in time to gather some ideas for Valentine’s Day!)


Have a fun date idea blog post that you’d like to share?  We’d love to hear about it!

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Valerie @ Glittering Muffins

    Awesome and simple! Love it!

  2. Carolyn @ Pleasantest Thing

    It’s important to remember simple ways to connect like this!

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