Parent Date Night Ideas


Keeping the romance alive when you become a parent is not easy.  Crying babies, toddler tantrums can have a way of draining all of your romantic impulses. Date nights (whether they are at home or out on the town) are an important part of a relationship.

1. The daytime date “night.” 

If you can organise something during the day chances are you will be more awake and alert so you can actually enjoy each other’s company.

 2. Get nostalgic.

Do something together that you enjoyed doing when you first met. It could be bowling, seeing a play or going to a concert. Doing an activity that’s a “blast from the past” can help you reconnect.

3. Picnic in the garden or the lounge

Take a picnic basket fill it with your favourite goodies include  a bottle of bubbly or if you prefer soft drinks!  Grab a picnic blanket and sit indoors or out if possible. Fingers crossed the sun will be shining.

4. Try something new

Try an activity the two of you have never done. Maybe that’s taking a cooking class, or a dancing lesson.

5. Exercise together.

This is a great way to de-stress and work together on your health goals. Afterwards share a smoothie!

6. Play a Board Game

Board games are an easy way to connect with your man. Who doesn’t enjoy a little competition? Prepare a special snack or drink to share to add to the fun.One of the most successful games of all time, Settlers of Catan is a trading and building game set in the mythical world of Catan. Players assume the roles of settlers, each attempting to build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring resources. Players are rewarded points as their settlements grow and the first to reach a set number of points is the winner.

7. Take a walk 

Most major museums have days when the public is invited to visit for free. Take advantage of these days and meander through the exhibits with your partner.  It’s easy to take your city for granted. Get reacquainted with your hometown by spending an afternoon visiting the sites that make it special. I love walking in London it’s an incredible city!

8. Volunteer as a team. Find a cause that you and your spouse are passionate about and dedicate a few hours volunteering if you are able to plan ahead. There are few activities more fulfilling than helping others and you will enjoy doing good with your partner.

When’s your next date night?



The Baby & Toddler Show Tickets Giveaway



Whether you’re a parent to be or you’ve already got your hands full  with bouncing babies, or lively tinkers, the Baby & Toddler Show is the place to be! You’ll find everything you need to give your baby the best start with great shopping and expert advice on pregnancy, birth and parenthood. This year the North West Show will be taking place in Event City in Manchester (6th to 8th March) and the South East Show at Sandown Park (17th to 19th April). I will be attending the latter!


The Shows attract some of the biggest names in the baby and toddler industry, showcasing their latest products at great prices and even offering you the opportunity to try them for yourself.  Brands include: Bugaboo, UPPAbaby, Quinny, Silver Cross, Maxi Cosi, Mamas & Papas, Cybex, bloom, Britax, Cosatto, Orbit Baby, Be Safe, Joolz, Meego and Baby Style.

There will also in attendance a selection of experts who will be speaking at the Expert Advice Workshops over the three days and they will be available to answer any questions you may have.


Readers of my blog can get discounted tickets by entering these codes depending on which show you would like to attend. The 30% discount codes are NBT17 for Manchester and SBT15 for Sandown Park.

I’m pleased to say I have a pair of tickets to give away to the The Baby & Toddler Show. Simply enter below by midnight on Friday 27th February.
The lucky reader will be chosen via Rafflecopter at random and announced on this page. The tickets will be sent via email.  Remember to tell your friends and I  hope to see you there!

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