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Creative & Inexpensive Dates


August 13, 2013

Creative & Inexpensive Dates

In our desire to be the best moms we can, it's important not to neglect our most important family relationship – our marriage. Our husbands need our time and attention just as much as our children do, and our kids need to see us making our marriage a priority. However, even when we find the time (and the babysitter) for a Date Night, our budgets aren't always set up for a night on the town.

What to do? Here are a few creative and inexpensive date ideas:

  • Bundle up and enjoy a sunrise or sunset together
  • Browse the shelves at a library or bookstore
  • Volunteer together for a cause you both are passionate about
  • Rediscover your local playground – without the kids
  • Go to a museum (most offer “free days” without admission costs)
  • Attend a concert or a poetry reading at a local coffee shop, bookstore, church or other location that doesn't charge admission
  • Take a walk
  • Go out for coffee and dessert instead of dinner

And if the kids have been dropped off at Grandma's, consider these out-of-the-ordinary activities at home:

  • Enjoy an indoor picnic on the living room floor
  • Cook dinner together
  • Rent a movie and make your own popcorn
  • Dust off those old board games

I'm sure if you thought about it for awhile, you can come up with some other great, inexpensive ways to enjoy a date with your husband. Then, most importantly, schedule a date today.

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