Recently engaged couple LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian did not plan for an overly romantic Valentine’s Day, reports At Sunday’s Grammy Awards, the couple laughed and jokingly asked reporters, “Is [Valentine’s Day]tomorrow?”  Rimes butted in and further explained, “We have his boys [Mason, 7, and Jake, 3] on Valentine’s Day. So we are literally going to play Wii with some friends and eat pizza, which is better than anything else we could be doing.”

How do you have a date night with kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

While many feel that romance becomes much harder to maintain after children enter into the equation, many others have found this sentiment to be untrue. Here are a few ways to have a date night (even with kids):

1. Put your trust in technology: While video games, television and computers take away from study time, they can also keep your children occupied. Try renting a movie or a new video game for your children to play with while you and your partner enjoy some quality time together.

2. Take the kids with you: There are many restaurants that are family friendly. Experiment with a few, and you may find that both you and your children are happy with the experience.

3. Hire a babysitter: If you yearn for a date night without the kids, hire a babysitter. Trusted babysitters are lifesavers for couples in need of a night out, and most come at the reasonable price of about $10 per hour.