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Making Sure We Have Ways to Connect Amidst Our Busy Schedules

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Fall technically arrives in less than two weeks but we are full swing back into our fall routine since school started here this week. LA started kindergarten and hubby went back to work. The first week back is always a huge adjustment for all of us. The kids are used to being at home with daddy, daddy is used to sleeping in (well, not getting up at 5am anyway) and I have to get up earlier, too. The earlier routine is to make sure the kids get off to daycare and school before my husband and I have to be at work. Getting everyone back on track can take a toll on our family and making sure hubby and I have ways to connect can be an even bigger challenge.

I joke with my husband that we have more passion in the summer months because he’s not working and therefore not as stressed or tired. In all honesty, it can be tough to connect when we are both so tired and have a lot going on. We recently went on a date night, which is unheard of around here! My husband and I both loved it and it made us realize why people say date night is so important. It really does help you connect again on a whole new level. This fall I’m determined to keep the passion alive and put efforts into making sure our summertime connection continues throughout the year!

Goodie Basket to Set the Mood Recently I put together a basket of goodies for our bedroom. I know after a long and/or stressful day or week we need something that will spark the passion. It’s always there, we just have to make sure the flame doesn’t go out! 😉 With this basket I intend on doing just that. I went to our local Walmart to get some items to help me in making this basket.

K-Y at Walmart #KYTrySomethingNew

One of the first things I checked out was the K-Y® LOVE Sensuality Pleasure Gel and K-Y® LOVE Passion Pleasure Gel.  You can find this in the family planning section at Walmart. I had recently heard about these and thought it could add some passion to those rough days/weeks that are ahead.

Fun addition to the basket, right!? This is definitely a good product for those with busy schedules and for parents!

I also picked up some supplies because I wanted to make the basket of goodies personal. I handmade some fun cards for hubby and I to use. Some are a bit “flirty” and some are just nice things we can do for/with one another. Here are the supplies I used:

  • Poster board
  • Washi Tape
  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Scissors

First, I cut the poster board into the 4”x4” squares and added washi tape to the edges.

Fun romance cards I made about eight of the cards, feel free to make more of less.

Goodie Basket Cards I used heart and zebra print washi tape to make them fun. After the washi tape was on the cards I took a marker and wrote something flirty or sweet on each card. You can make up anything you want for this part that you feel will be ways to connect. Include things you both enjoy or nice things you’d like to do for your significant other.

Ky Try something newOnce the cards were complete I added a few other items to the basket: a nightgown, a candle and some body oil for the massages mentioned on one of the cards! Each of these items will contribute to our enhanced intimacy on those rough and stressful days.

Set the mood for quality timeSetting the mood takes only a bit of thought and time. Candles work wonders and adding some romantic music to the room is a great touch!

Setting the mood #KYTrySomethingNew
When thinking about other ways to connect, I cannot leave out reminiscing. I love talking about all of the amazing times my husband and I have shared. We have a photo album that is full of “just the two of us” photos, most before we had children. It’s fun to look back on those photos and remember all the great times we’ve had together.

It really does just take a small bit of effort to make sure that you still have ways to connect so you can fall into passion, too! Try something new with the K-Y® LOVE Sensuality Pleasure Gel and K-Y® LOVE Passion Pleasure Gel. We’ve used lubricants occasionally in the past just for fun and this one doesn’t disappoint!

KY Sensuality #KYTrySomethingNew
Even if you decide against the goodie basket, spark those intimate moments by picking up some K-Y® LOVE Sensuality Pleasure Gel and K-Y® LOVE Passion Pleasure Gel to experience after your next date night!

What plans do you to help fall into passion in the coming months?

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  1. I love looking through old photos to reconnect with my husband. It’s great to relive some of those moments together! #client
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  2. This cake looks absolutely delicious (and very romantic). I’m pinning it so I can make it on a night when the kids get to bed early. Thanks for sharing this recipe! #client
    Carrie @huppiemama recently posted…Family Fun in Key WestMy Profile

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