5. Take Time to Sit and Talk One-on-one conversations are slowly disappearing from homes across the world. With social media and other distractions, we are slowly losing the art of talking to each other. This is an important skill for children to learn, part of the social skills they need to effectively communicate and relate to others. Moms, try taking 10 or 15 minutes right after school, or when you or your child gets home, to eat a snack, drink some tea, and talk to each other. And don’t forget to do the same with your spouse. After the kids are in bed, unwind with a cup of tea (or whatever you prefer) and talk with each other. Those moments help to cement the bonds of love and affection. 6. Go Out On a Date Once children are born, so many couples lose those quiet, romantic moments together. Especially if you don’t live near family, it can be very hard to find time to escape and recharge your relationship with your spouse. But time away from the kids is so important to couples because it helps them communicate about their feelings, hopes, disappointments and so much more, which strengthens their relationship. A night out is a great way to remember why you fell in love in the first place. So find a sitter and go out to dinner and a movie…or whatever.