Quiet dinners, spur-of-the-moment getaways, talking for hours about everything and anything...Romance sure came easy when it was just the two of you. But just because you're on diaper duty now, or sometimes choose a good night's sleep over sex, doesn't mean that passion with your partner need be a thing of the past. In fact, it's more important than ever to make together time a priority. Some inspiration:
Setting the mood
"We'll open up a bottle of Pinot Grigio, listen to some R&B, and slow dance in the living room. That's how I ended up pregnant with my second child!"
-Marcie, Maple Glen, PA
"Every Saturday afternoon, we have mandatory naptime for everyone in the house -- including my husband and me. That way, when the kids go to sleep that night, we actually have energy to enjoy a special evening together, instead of wiping out at eight p.m., as usual."
-Vicki, St. Louis
"My husband and I used to let our son and daughter crawl into bed with us nearly every night -- there was always an excuse. But we decided that had to end when we realized it was killing our intimacy. We also got rid of the TV in our bedroom. Now it's just us enjoying each other's company!"
-Christine, Fort Worth, TX
"When one of us is feeling romantic, we'll light candles on our bedside table and put on our wedding song, Marc Cohn's 'True Companion.' That's our signal that we're in the mood."
-Rachel, Goshen, NY