In my opinion, most people set the bar far too high when it comes to dating. You think he may be "the one." But how do you know if this is the real thing?Love has three stages: the infatuation stage, the bonding stage and the familiar stage. Neder, an ordained minister and doctor of metaphysics, says it helps to consider all three stages when determining if you have the real thing.Sometimes parents back off on the PDA because they don’t want to gross out the kids. Besides, I don’t know about you but, I never want my children to question whether or not I love their dad. One of the best things we’ve done for our marriage is being consistent and firm about bedtime. Besides, I’m much more likely to cuddle up close to my hubby when I’m feeling clean and smelling yummy.Whatever you need to do to transition out of “mom mode”- make time for it!Give him the love and respect that he deserves and never talk down to him or about him.
Give him a little love tap as you’re passing him in the hall, hold hands when you’re driving in the car, or pause for a quick dance in the kitchen. Obviously you want to keep things G-rated in front of them, but it’s okay for them to see you kissing, cuddling, dancing, and being in love! Part of our job as parents is to model what a strong marriage looks like. After dealing with diapers and crying all day, I need a break and time to transition from “mom mode” to “wife mode.” After the kids are in bed, I take a nice hot bubble bath or shower and let all the stress of the day wash down the drain (along with the spit-up that I’m usually covered in.) Afterward I always feel more refreshed and more .Because we were all raised differently, we bring different viewpoints and experiences into our marriage.Now remember, you have to learn to practice honest, open communication."The goal is not sex but affection and emotional connection," she says. But we strongly believe that you have to Think of all the couples you know that have kids.Yeah, you’re his wife – but never stop being his girlfriend! Adapt to and learn the art of flirting in front of your children. If you feel like you’ve forgotten how to flirt or you’re a little out of practice – no worries!