Finding time to date your spouse when you have young kids is a real thing. I talk to so many moms who forgo this because they just can’t afford it. By the time you pay the babysitter and dinner it is $120 outing. That is not in our budget every week.
That being said I think that dating your spouse is so very important, especially when the kids are young. You can’t let your relationship go to the wayside because years down the road you will wonder who your are and how you got there.
My husband and I recently started a date swap night with another couple from our church. We have kids that are similar ages, but that doesn’t have to be the case. One of us goes to their house once their kids has gone to bed (usually around 730 or 8) and then the following week they do that for us. This way no money is exchanged, just a little bit of your time, and honestly I think all four adults enjoy the alone time it provides. We are only a couple weeks into this but it seems to be working great for us.
If you don’t have friends you could do this with, or you would rather stay in, check out these ideas for making your date night a priority.