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Great Date Nights At Home

5 moms give their great ideas for date nights at home.
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Who says you actually have to go out? Some of the best times can happen in your home sweet home after the kids are asleep.

"It can get pretty expensive to hire a sitter for our girls, so we have become masters of the at-home date. We like to pretend that we're at our neighborhood wine bar: We sit on our bed and share sliced cheese, fruit, and a bottle of wine. We try—usually in vain, but still try!—not to talk about parenting or bills."
—Felicia Pinkney, mom of five, Dallas, Texas

"My husband and I start planning our night out at the beginning of the week. On the day of our date, I let my daughter skip her nap so she’ll go to sleep early. Then we cook together in the kitchen and dine with soft music in the background. We may not be going anywhere fancy, but it’s enough for us to enjoy a couple of quiet hours together."
—Maureen Smithe, mom of two, Chicago, Illinois

"I’ve started making themed ‘date boxes.’ I'll take a shoebox and fill it with, say, cupcake mix, temporary tattoos, and Pop Rocks for a night of goofing around like kids. We’ve had such a good time opening the boxes on date night and using what’s in them, I’ve turned my idea into a business."
—Lindsay Christianson, mom of one, Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Here’s the next best thing to a date night: After our kids are in bed on weekdays, my husband and I both sometimes end up in front of our computers with work to do, him upstairs in the TV room and me downstairs in the office. We each turn on iChat and some music, then talk and make each other laugh as we work. It gets us ‘face time’ until we get the chance to go on a real date."
—Juliette Wilson, mom of three, Modesto, California

"When it’s a warm evening out, my husband and I like to take that day’s newspaper, a magazine or two, and whatever books we’re reading out to our porch. We read and catch up, usually with my feet propped up on his lap. It’s pretty much the opposite of a hot date, but we love it."
—Barbara Turnmire, mom of two, Provo, Utah

 Want fun ideas for great date nights out? Check out Great Date Nights Out

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  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 6reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Love these ideas. I love home dates because it is always stressful to me to find a baby sitter and I feel like I wore my parents out while my husband was deployed. For our dates, I'll bake some goodies and make steaks for supper, after our daughter goes to bed we lounge on the couch with fantastic food and watch our favorite show or a movie. March 12, 2013
    Rated 0 out of 5 by GOOD SUGGESTIONS, DEFINITELY TRY THE DATES IN A BOX. July 6, 2012
    Rated 0 out of 5 by My fiance and I have a 2 year old and a 2 month old. We work different shifts so on days/nights that we are actually both home we either go out on our porch swing to just relax and talk or pop in a movie and cuddle on the couch when our 2 kids are sleeping. June 11, 2012
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I love the idea with the shoebox very creative. When me and my boyfriend move in and start our life together with our son I'll definitely be trying that out! May 21, 2012
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