17 Feb 2023 | 6 min Read
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To celebrate the most romantic month of the year, BabyChakra recently ran the #BabyChakraLoveStories contest on Instagram, where mums could share their #JabTheyMet stories. In the contest that started on 6 February and ended on 13 February, mums were asked to create a reel by using the audio that was provided. Mums had to post the reel and tag @mybabychakra.
The #MomsOfBabyChakra took part in the contest and the ones who got the most likes and comments were Nisha Sunil Saini, Pooja Chaudhary, Sonal Malhotra, Deepika Saraswat, Ginni Das, Aditi Dhakar and Sunitha Komarshetty.
This contest was all about celebrating modern love stories and sharing stories about their loving relationship with their partners. These love stories shared by the mums showed us how to maintain a strong and happy relationship and keep the romance alive, while also being a parent.
Maintaining a healthy and loving relationship with your partner, while also raising children can be a challenging balancing act. While it can be easy to get caught up in the daily demands of parenthood, it is important to remember that the love and connection you share with your partner are just as important to the health and well-being of your family.
Even though balancing both may look like a challenge, following a few simple tips can help you keep the love alive and maintain balance in your relationship while also being a parent.
One of the biggest challenges of being a parent is finding time for yourself, let alone for your partner. However, making a conscious effort to schedule time for just the two of you is essential for maintaining your relationship.
This can be as simple as setting aside an hour each week for a date night or scheduling a weekend getaway once a year. Whatever the frequency or length of the time, the important thing is to prioritize and make it happen. By setting aside this time, you are showing your partner that they are a priority and that you value the connection you share with them.
Effective communication is key to any successful relationship, and this is especially true when it comes to balancing romance with parenting. As you navigate the challenges of parenting, it is important to keep the lines of communication open with your partner.
Make time to talk about your feelings and concerns, and be sure to actively listen to what your partner has to say. By communicating effectively, you can work together to find solutions that work for both of you, and maintain a strong and supportive relationship.
Raising children is a full-time job, and it can be easy to fall into the trap of dividing responsibilities based on traditional gender roles. However, sharing responsibilities is essential for maintaining balance in your relationship.
This means being willing to pitch in and help with everything from meal planning and grocery shopping to laundry and housecleaning. By sharing the workload, you are showing your partner that you value their contributions and are committed to working together as a team.
Parenting can be a thankless job, but it is important to show your partner that you appreciate all they do. Make an effort to regularly express your gratitude and acknowledge the contributions they make to the family. This can be as simple as saying “thank you” or leaving a note of appreciation. By showing your partner that you value their efforts, you are helping to build a stronger and more loving relationship.
While the demands of parenting can make it challenging to find time for romance, it is important to keep the spark alive in your relationship. This can be as simple as a kiss and hug when your partner comes home, or surprising them with a romantic gesture, such as a candlelit dinner or a surprise weekend getaway. By keeping romance alive, you are reminding your partner that you love and appreciate them and that they are still the focus of your affection.
Parenting is unpredictable, and there will be times when your plans for a romantic evening or weekend getaway will be derailed by the needs of your children. When this happens, it is important to be flexible and adjust your plans accordingly. While it can be disappointing to miss out on planned time together, being able to adapt to the needs of your family is essential for maintaining balance and harmony in your relationship.
As a parent, it can be easy to neglect your own needs in favour of the needs of your children. However, prioritising self-care is essential for maintaining balance in your relationship. This means making time for exercise, hobbies, and other activities that bring you joy and fulfilment. By taking care of yourself, you are mentally and physically happy. That in turn will help you be a better partner and parent.
Balancing romance and being a parent can be a challenging task, but it is essential to prioritise both to maintain a happy and healthy family dynamic. It is important to carve out quality time with your partner, whether it be through date nights, weekend getaways, or simply spending intentional time together after the kids are in bed.
However, it is also crucial to prioritise your children’s needs and ensure that they feel loved and supported. Communication, compromise, and a willingness to adapt are key in navigating the delicate balance of romance and parenthood. Ultimately, by investing in both your relationship and your children, you can create a strong and loving family foundation that will withstand the test of time.
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