10 Things to do Before Baby Comes: Date Your Spouse

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2.  Date Night–  Date the heck out of your spouse.  Go to movies, out to dinner at fancy restaurant, go to a concert, ect.  Just do as much together because once baby comes, alone time is very limited.  Finding a person you trust ahead of time that can watch your children is also a must.  Having family members to watch your children is great, but not everyone has that luxury.  Also, don’t take advantage of having family members take care of your children.  Have you heard of overstepping your bounds?  This is one thing you don’t want to do because when you really need them, they may not be willing to help.  This comes from personal experience.

I haven’t seen a movie at the theater in years with my husband because we have 3 little ones and it’s hard to find someone to watch all three kids at once.  We usually have to rent movies through Blockbuster Online and sometimes it takes us 3-4 hours just to get through a movie.  We are always starting and stopping for drinks, snacks, to break up a quarrel, ect.

Kids and restaurants are close to a nightmare.  Kids have a hard time sitting still for very long, so you have to eat quickly if you want to make it through an entire meal.  Tip: Order their food right away (even before the waitress takes the drink orders) that way they have more time to eat.  Also, bring a few small toys, coloring book and crayons, ect.  This will help when at a restaurant that is slow on getting orders out.

Courtney is the ultimate multitasking mom!  She runs  three blogs Giftfully Simple, The Digital Mommy and Detroit Mommies , is a Social Media Marketing Consultant and has 3 girls under 6 years old.  Courtney is the founder of Detroit Mommies.  You can follow her on Twitter @theappleofmyeye.  She has worked with companies like Johnsons & Johnsons, Dove, e.l.f., Stride Rite, Sorel, 20th Century Fox, The Palace, Melissa & Doug, Panera and Tiny Prints (to name a few).  Courtney is a Purex® Insider and a Max Mom for Office Max.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She runs Detroit Mommies and Discovering Arkansas, runs the Community Projects for Collective Bias and has 3 girls under 12 years old. Courtney is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Arkansas. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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