Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice: 5 Date Ideas Created Just for MomsCupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice: 5 Date Ideas Created Just for Moms

By Whitney Baker Johnson

It’s always important to recognize the hard work moms do — not just on Mother’s Day, but every day of the year. They often put their partners and children first, forgetting to take time for themselves. This May, we’re encouraging moms to step away from their household duties and embrace some kid-free time with their significant others. Remember,  your loved ones want to make you just as happy as you make them. Below are five date ideas that every mom will enjoy.

1. Chick Flick: Sure, your beau may want to see the latest action movie, but instead, pick the most romantic movie in theaters and enjoy every cheesy minute of it. Take this opportunity to snuggle up to your hubby and reignite the spark that may be dimming. You’ll have at least two hours to relax and decompress before you resume your mom duties.

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2. Spa Day: While your man may be hesitant to admit it, he’ll enjoy a couple’s massage just as much as you do. Be fully in the moment as you both take this time to recharge. Get a manicure, pedicure or a facial to make the most of your day of pampering. Your partner can sip on some champagne and keep you company while you feel like a princess for an afternoon.

3. Just Dance: Sometimes, the best way to let loose is to literally let loose. Sign up for weekly dance classes and learn a romantic waltz together, or head to a local salsa club and practice your moves in an environment filled with passion. Any mom will love the chance to not only bond with her significant other, but to also do an adult-only activity. End your night with a glass of wine at your favorite restaurant.

4. Date Night at Home: Plan for grandma and grandpa to watch your children so that you and your honey can have a fun evening in the comfort of your own home. Cook a romantic meal together and open up your favorite bottle of wine. Enjoy the warm weather by cuddling up outside and counting the stars. Steer conversation away from your babies, and instead, focus on your marriage. When bedtime rolls around, don’t set an alarm!

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5. Breakfast in Bed: Don’t let your date night at home end when you crawl in bed. Wrap up your alone time with breakfast in bed. You can make an extravagant meal with all of your favorite foods: from scrambled eggs with cheese and fresh vegetables to crispy bacon and toast topped with butter and homemade jam. Order in from a local diner — somewhere you may have frequented before the kids came along — and enjoy every greasy bite.

Moms, we want to hear from you: What’s your favorite date idea? Share below.