Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mommy Style Monday: How to connect with your spouse.

Happy Valentine's Eve everyone! I am so excited to be part of Mommy Style Monday with such wonderful ladies. Head to Kiana at Glitter & Donuts or Madeline at CaseyLand to sign up to be a part of the next one! I love following all those mamas on Instagram and connecting with them. What a great community for mothers.

I love the topic of this Monday. How to connect with your spouse? Jacob and I were married for four years before we became parents. Ever since having Henry 18 months ago it has changed. Here are some fun ways we connect:

1) Date night in! Which means Netflix, Hulu, or Rebox movies. We snuggle on the couch once or twice a week and catch up on our shows. If it's on the weekend we may buy a dessert/snack to eat while we watch.
2) Target runs without kids. My mom watches Henry while he sleeps and we head to Target alone. We love walking every isle while holding hands. Simple and cute.
3) Coldstone. We love ice cream and sometimes we sneak away for a short date night. We eat ice cream and walk around the outside mall.
4) Anniversary Trip. Every year we go out of town on our anniversary June 11th and stay alone over night.
5) Notice Each Other. Sometimes the best way to connect with your spouse is just to notice the things they do that you appreciate. It can be something small like a back scratch while brushing your teeth, or something big like a cheesy smile she gets when she is being extra goofy. Realizing that there are a lot of those things that make your spouse special and wonderful are key to being able to connect and love one another. This last one was written by Andrea's husband.

My husband is seriously such an amazing guy. He always opens every door for me (including my car door), makes me laugh/smile everyday, is the kindest guy I know, always tells me he loves me, and is the best father to our son! Happy early birthday tomorrow!





Pictures by: Simply You Photography

Let's check out the other ladies posts on "How to connect with your spouse"

Kiana at Glitter & Donuts
Madeline at CaseyLand
Chandler at Life as a Larsen
Rachel at Tutus and Heels
Kahana at A Beautiful Life
Monica at It's All About
Andrea at Snow by Heart
Melissa at The Frolics of Mama Llama
Erica at Good Job Momma
Cayli at Nightchayde
Juli at Enjoying the Journey

12 comments :

Madeline said...

Noticing each other is HUGE!! That's one of my biggest things is like, acknowledging him when he walks in the room and stuff. I think that makes the biggest difference!

Erica Jenkins said...

YES to that Target life! Agree to simply notice one another. Great list of ways to connect.

Monica Packer said...

I felt like I was reading my own life, ha!

Nicole Youngclaus said...

So sweet! I love this. Making your spouse feel special is so huge in a marriage. It's all the little things that matter and occasionally the bg special things. I love just knowing that my spouse put thought into whatever he did, just to make me smile and brighten up my day.

Breana Newton said...

i love this and such great ideas about connecting and staying connected to your spouse!
such a great reminder.


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Elise Von E said...

Great post Andrea! These are such great tips and reminders.
Happy Valentine's Day!!

xx, Elise
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Jessica VanderVeen said...

Great simple tips for connecting!

Val Riley said...

So important to do date nights at home :)

Nicole Banuelos said...

I hope you had a wonderful date night in! And happy birthday to your hubby!

Tianna Sicilia said...

great tips! Target, ice cream and conversation are always great - hope your husband had a great bday!

Larissa K. said...

These are cute tips - i need to be better about husband time!

Liz H. said...

Love these! I definitely need to set aside more time for my hubby. Happy Friday!

Liz
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