Beyonce and Jay-Z have something more important to focus on this year than awards. ¬†The new parents recently skipped the Grammy Awards to indulge in a quick pizza date before heading home to baby daughter Blue Ivy, according to ¬†A witness said the superstar duo “were just like a regular couple talking and whatnot” while having dinner at their favorite pizza place in Brooklyn. ¬†“They were sitting in front of the place closer to where they make the pizza.”

What are some ways to keep romance intact after you have a child?

Cupid’s Advice:

Having children is typically a joyful experience, but there’s no doubt that romance in your relationship takes a hit as a result. ¬†Cupid has some tips:

1. Date night: You may not have had a specific night in the week where you always went on a date before you had a child. ¬†Now, however, it’s necessary to schedule your alone time. ¬†That way you can coordinate a babysitter ahead of time.

2. Post-bedtime hangout: Although it may not seem like it at first, your child will eventually learn to sleep through the night. ¬†When that happens, their bedtime will probably be before you and your significant other’s. ¬†Take the time after your son or daughter goes to bed to reconnect as a couple.

3. Mini-vacations: It’s understandable that you’d be hesitant to leave your child behind on a trip, but sometimes you need a couple days to unwind. ¬†Leave your kid(s) with their grandparents or your siblings. ¬†Even if it’s just a weekend getaway, it’s important to spend some quality time alone every once in a while.

How do you keep the romance in your relationship alive? Share your ideas below.