with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
Having three children myself, I can testify that having them around kicks the busy-ness of life to a whole other level. In addition to activities and commitments that my husband and I have, we have three little beings who need to be shuttled to school, swimming, dance class, etc.
Many articles and studies seem to point towards children being detrimental to your marriage. I can see how it could be the case; having uninterrupted conversations with my husband generally have to wait until the kids are all in bed or we’re out on a Date Night.
I have to say that in my personal situation, it is totally the case. Before we had kids, my husband and I had more “free time” and had a lot of fun together, there is no denying it. At the risk of making you gag with the cheese factor, it’s like having kids took our love and multiplied it. (I know. I’m sorry.)
It’s true though. We have three of the neatest kids that have ever graced the planet Earth. They are as quirky and funny as their parents and we spend the bulk of the day having fun. There are attitudes to be dealt with and the occasional meltdown, but aside from the age-appropriate bumps in the road, it’s a smooth ride.
And when we do get out of the house without the kids for a Date Night? We spend a lot of time talking about how neat our kids really are. (I know. I’m sorry.)
So, tell me what you think. Do you think that kids make your marriage better?
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