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  1. Lori Anderson says:

    love it – what a great article! wishing you lovebirds the best, but it seems you do not need those wishes – you got this!

    1. Lori – Thank you for your sweet comment. :-) You put a big smile on my face!

  2. Christine Bacas Tutor says:

    Your walk back to the car – so sweet! It’s truly the little things and the moments (sometimes even a few seconds, like the 6-second hug!) that count. My hubby and I have the BEST conversations in the car. Sometimes they only last for about 5 minutes, but even if the kids are in the car, it’s just me and him in the front, and we have each other’s attention (and watching the road, too, of course!). Love these tips! Thanks, Kelly!

    1. Chris, thank you for that great reminder that those little moments we “steal” can be the best of all. I love getting that sweet little window into your relationship with your hubby – you two sound like you make a great team!

    2. It’s true. Riding in the car forces us to talk. Sometimes we go on a drive just to be together. The kids relax in their seats and my husband drives so he won’t be distracted by his phone.

  3. Love this so much!
    ~Jessica

    1. Jessica, thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it. It was fun to research!

  4. My original comment that I was going to leave was long and rambling and made maybe 40% sense. I deleted all that because who has the time? All I want to say is that I just found this blog and I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  5. While we were dating, engaged, married, and expecting our first, my husband and I liked to go on evening walks around the neighborhood together. Sometimes it would just be for 15 minutes, and sometimes we’d go for over an hour. We would go different directions and explore in the fresh air. It meant a lot to me, and I felt like it kept our relationship strong.
    As we got caught up with children and work, we stopped having our walks. I realized there was no good reason. We’ve tried it a couple times now. We put the kids in the stroller or wagon with some snacks and water and go for a long walk together. The kids are there, but they’re fairly mellow as they go for a fun ride. My husband and I can have a good time together. Then on the way back, the kids get out and walk, too. It’s great couple time and family time.

    Also, make friends with neighbors who have kids. Spend time together, then after you get to know each other well, do a dating exchange. You watch their kids while they go on a date, then they watch yours while you go. It’s especially nice if you have siblings or old friends nearby who you already trust.

  6. I’ve really enjoyed this article. Some things I do are:
    1. Greet him at the door with a kiss. Better yet, meet him in the driveway!
    2. Hold hands. Whenever you can.
    3. Kiss him for 6 seconds. If you’ve got time for a hug, add this, too!
    4. Find a hobby you can do together. We’ve done kayaking, video games, swimming, cooking, woodworking, exercising . . . hmm, there’s probably more, but that’s a good start!