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Keep the Romance Alive

It took about three months into Gabriel's life for me to realize that my husband and I were drifting apart on the seas of newborn stress. So I began what I called our "Evening of Romance." Once a week, while Gabe was napping, I prepared a special dinner, set the table with candles, and poured two hefty glasses of red wine. I even greeted my husband at the door wearing something sexy (as sexy as I could look with a baby hooked to my shoulders.) Gabe wouldn't always drift off when I wanted him to, but the effort was there  -- and just making it part of our regular schedule really boosted our marriage.