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At Love After Kids, we know how important it is for parents to get away from the little ones every once in a while. While you may not be able to hop on a plane and explore the world, a local getaway could be just what you need to reconnect with your partner and rekindle your spark. Here are some tips to help you plan a pandemic-friendly vacation for two.
Why Take a Vacation Without Your Kids?
Where to go
Alternatively, you could have a close friend stay at your home or hire a professional live-in babysitter. To prepare your caregiver, put together a little binder of information they may need access to, like important health documents, insurance cards, daily schedules, allergy details, and emergency numbers.
Set some goals for your getaway
On the other hand, you and your partner might just want to sit around, read, relax, and enjoy each other’s company. Most importantly, make sure you use this time to get some much-needed sleep.
Manage Your Children’s Expectation
It’s easy to get so swept up in the responsibilities of childcare that we forget to put effort into our romantic relationships. And the pandemic has exacerbated this issue for many parents. So book some time off work, drop your kids off with their grandparents, and get away for a bit.
For more parent-focused relationship advice, check out the resources on Love After Kids.
If you haven’t already read the book, it’s a great place to start - Relationship Reboot: Break free from the bad habits in your relationship.
David B. Younger, Ph.D. is the creator of Love After Kids, for couples that have grown apart since having children. He is a clinical psychologist and couples therapist with a web-based private practice and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, 16-year-old son, 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old toy poodle.