This is the time of year where every one has a fresh start on the brain. If you haven’t been on a date with your hubby in a while, this would be a great time to start!

Date Ideas for Busy Parents

The theme for January’s date night for busy parents is Planning Your Year.

For Free

If money is a little tight, consider taking an evening after the kids are asleep to get a vision for what you want your family to look like. What do you want your kids to remember when they are grown? What kinds of things do the children enjoy that doesn’t cost anything? To Love, Honor & Vacuum has a great printable to help with developing a vision for your family.

For Frugal

If one of your goals for this year was to pinch those pennies, it’s a perfect time to brainstorm ways to make those pennies scream. When the kids are asleep, or maybe watching a movie, sit down & plan some goals as a family. Consider things like birthdays/holidays, family fun, a budget, vacation plans or even projects like mission trips or giving. Work out the details of when, where & how!   This website has a great set of goal worksheets for couples.


For Fun

Pick a day or even a whole weekend to get away. Plan some big goals for your marriage. If you are able to get away alone then you likely have a little more freedom than when you had little ones. Plan for regular date nights, lunches out, weekends away, even a vacation or marriage retreat! If you have extra time, you could even work together on family goals and individual goals.

This awesome printable from The Dating Divas has everything you need for a marriage resolution setting date and this blog post has some awesome suggestions for marriage resolutions to adopt.


Do you plan your year with your hubby?


Jen S.

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