Parenting and romance don't always go hand-in-hand, but it is possible to eke out a little "us" time between the diapers and the hockey practices. This week's round-up includes tips for adding a little sparkle to the most important relationship in your life.
How to Turn Fun Family Activities into Romantic Moments. Budgetary constraints, schedule overload, poor planning, or personal preference can turn Valentine's Day from couples-only to all-in-the-family. Never fear! Here are a few fun activities you can undertake with the kids, and still have time for romance. Family Sanity Savers
Romance for Parents: Tips for Keeping Your Marriage Strong. This post is a list of the practical tactics you'll need to implement to make sure your date night not only gets scheduled, but takes place despite clingy kids. The Abermarle Family
Romance on a Budget: Is It Possible? For most of us, the weekend trip to Paris is out of the question -- even an overnight stay at the Motel 6 may be a budget-breaker. But lack of cash is no excuse for lack of romance. This blog post has some great points, but make sure to read the comments for dozens of ideas. Money Saving Mom
Stud Muffin. Looking for a cute way to let your guy know how much he means to you? Here's an idea that proves the old adage that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Tons more ideas on this great site. Love Actually
Valentine's Day Ideas. Fun ways to celebrate, including some that put the kids to work by your side. Perfect for a snowbound winter's day! Nevaland
43 Date Nights for All Budgets. With a resource like that at your fingertips, you have no excuse for NOT heading out on Valentine's Day (or the day before). TypeAMom