Du temps sans les enfants : nos petits trucs pour des tête-à-tête précieux 

Before your first little one arrived, you never would have thought about making an appointment to have dinner with your lover… but now you are part of the joyful tribe of young parents and have to find a way to enjoy an evening alone together – and chances are the perfect moment will not happen spontaneously. You do not need to go do something extravagent, sometimes a few little things and some reserved time suffice.

A Little Oganization
Are you usually available early in the week? Is Grandma free to babysit on Wednesday night? Identitfy the days that suite your new family and write them in stone: it is decided- these are the days that you will have alone time. Do not start out greedy, it’s important to find a pace that suits you and gradually you will find a balance between work, family, friends, and love … Why not start with date night every two weeks and then build from there, if your schedule allows.

A Night In
If your babysitter isn’t available and Grandma is out of town, don’t worry, you don’t need to leave home to have a nice evening. The fun is in the details: a dinner that you lovingly prepared or ordered from your favorite caterer, candles, a good bottle of wine, a good movie (no, not the latest episode of Girls – choose a film you would have loved to see in the theater), and an old vinyl in the background. Turn off your phones and your moment together can begin; avoid discussions of children, invoices, or problems at work: do not forget that this is time for you two.

Take Turns
Take turns organizing your evenings alone. Let your lover surprise you and it will always be exciting whether it’s a night time stroll, a film on the sofa with good wine, a scrabble tournament by the fire, or trying a new cocktail bar. Regardless of the activity, the idea is to surprise each other and look forward to discovering what the other person has planned for your precious night of alone time.

A Day-Date
No free nights? Work to complete? A baby who struggles to fall asleep? Nobody said dates could only happen in the evening. Plan yourselves a tête à tête during the day and you will discover the charm of a day-date. Lunch in a restaurant you’ve been meaning to try, a picnic in the grass between appointments, a small drink before relieving the nanny : the options are endless for a nice moment alone without the children and the feeling of stealing time for you will be tenfold.

A Whole Day for Just You Two
A day of guilty pleasure: drop the kids off at the nursury and whisk your lover away for a romantic day of free hours for just the two of you. While eating close to home, take a walk through the streets, see the latest movie, grab a lazy drink on the terrace, discuss lifes great questions over a plate of tapas, and pick up the little ones at 6, they won’t know that you devoted the whole day to yourselves. A real breath of fresh air which you should repeat as soon as possible…

Alone time with your man
Before your first little one arrived, you never would have thought about making an appointment to have dinner with your lover… but now you are part of the joyful tribe of young parents and have to find a way to enjoy an evening alone together – and chances are the perfect moment will not happen spontaneously. You do not need to go do something extravagent, sometimes a few little things and some reserved time suffice.

A Little Oganization
Are you usually available early in the week? Is Grandma free to babysit on Wednesday night? Identitfy the days that suite your new family and write them in stone: it is decided- these are the days that you will have alone time. Do not start out greedy, it’s important to find a pace that suits you and gradually you will find a balance between work, family, friends, and love … Why not start with date night every two weeks and then build from there, if your schedule allows.

A Night In
If your babysitter isn’t available and Grandma is out of town, don’t worry, you don’t need to leave home to have a nice evening. The fun is in the details: a dinner that you lovingly prepared or ordered from your favorite caterer, candles, a good bottle of wine, a good movie (no, not the latest episode of Girls – choose a film you would have loved to see in the theater), and an old vinyl in the background. Turn off your phones and your moment together can begin; avoid discussions of children, invoices, or problems at work: do not forget that this is time for you two.

Take Turns
Take turns organizing your evenings alone. Let your lover surprise you and it will always be exciting whether it’s a night time stroll, a film on the sofa with good wine, a scrabble tournament by the fire, or trying a new cocktail bar. Regardless of the activity, the idea is to surprise each other and look forward to discovering what the other person has planned for your precious night of alone time.

A Day-Date
No free nights? Work to complete? A baby who struggles to fall asleep? Nobody said dates could only happen in the evening. Plan yourselves a tête à tête during the day and you will discover the charm of a day-date. Lunch in a restaurant you’ve been meaning to try, a picnic in the grass between appointments, a small drink before relieving the nanny : the options are endless for a nice moment alone without the children and the feeling of stealing time for you will be tenfold.

A Whole Day for Just You Two
A day of guilty pleasure: drop the kids off at the nursury and whisk your lover away for a romantic day of free hours for just the two of you. While eating close to home, take a walk through the streets, see the latest movie, grab a lazy drink on the terrace, discuss lifes great questions over a plate of tapas, and pick up the little ones at 6, they won’t know that you devoted the whole day to yourselves. A real breath of fresh air which you should repeat as soon as possible…

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