5 Signs You Need A Date Night

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Date night. Those two little words light me up. There’s nothing better than getting an offer to babysit from your parents so you can take a date night. My parents are visiting from Indiana and my mom texted me on Monday morning and urged Dylan and I to take a date night. Maybe she sees how all we do is work and wants us to go have some fun? Ha! Needless to say we were pretty pumped.

Taking a date night seems easy, but it really isn’t. We all get caught up in our everyday life and making time for date night gets put on the back burner. I remember Dylan and I pledging to take a date night once a week when we first had Noah. Ha, that didn’t work, but we’re trying to be better about it. Especially when we have free babysitters in town!

Some major signs that you need to take a date night are:

  1. You haven’t had a conversation that doesn’t involve your child, money, bills, or work in a long time
  2. You don’t remember the last time you tried to look good for your husband. “Doesn’t he like when I wear sweatpants and t-shirts all day?” I mean I totally get dressed up for Instagram. That counts right? Ehh no.
  3. You haven’t applied a full face of makeup in weeks. Lipstick? How do I use that again?
  4. You forget what its like to be in the car without a little person screaming in the backseat
  5. Your idea of an awesome time is putting the little ones to bed and binge watching Netflix

Jeans // Sweater // Purse // Hat (Similar) // Dylan’s Shirt 


I’ve been guilty of every single one of the above signs.  What about you? What did you do on your last date night? If you haven’t had one in awhile, get one on the books my friend. It’s quite the refresher!


  1. Denay DeGuzman on January 27, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Even though my girls are now young adults, my husband and I still enjoy taking official date nights! We like going to Happy Hour followed by a movie, or driving to San Francisco and spending the day walking around various tourist destinations. We also like getting together with other couples, many times hosting a lovely dinner or appetizers and wine. I’m so happy to hear that you and your hubby are able to enjoy a few date nights now that your family is in town! 🙂

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on January 27, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks girl! There’s nothing better than happy hour!

  2. Leah on January 27, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    We try to have one at least one time a month, but that is getting more rare as the boys get older! We need to have one soon!

  3. lisa on January 27, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Oh, ish. Number 5. We rush the kids to bed for Penny Dreadful reruns on Netflix.i better schedule that date asap!

  4. Chrystie on January 27, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Haha. Hubby & I had a date lunch today and we didn’t have anything to talk about…except the kids! I think we are doing it wrong 🙂

  5. Claire on January 27, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Oh I could def use a date night! Not sure we will fit one in for a while though haha!

  6. Bella B (xoxoBella) on January 27, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I don’t even have kids and I could use a date night. School has got me stressed!

  7. linda spiker on January 28, 2016 at 8:58 am

    I think date night is so important! We had six kids and I needed a night out every week or I would lose my mind! Great post!

  8. Sarah on January 28, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Aw this is so true. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Alexandra (Mom's Bag of Tricks) on January 28, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Uh oh……I am seeing all these signs! Haha i need to show this to my husband!!

  10. Cassandra on January 28, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Date night are amazing. My husband and I don’t have kids yet, but we still find that we love getting out of the house because it forces us to be more intentional in our conversations.

  11. Kimberly Bonham on January 28, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Date night are SO important! We try to have a date night once a week, but its now alot harder with kids 🙂

  12. Daniela Reyes on January 28, 2016 at 10:59 am

    After reading this post I realized, I definitely need a date night. But I’m alone, so I’m gonna go out with my cat haha.

  13. Karen on January 28, 2016 at 11:12 am

    So glad you realize the importance of date nights. Over our 25+ years of marriage we have tried to do date nights and when we let it slip it was amazing how different our communication was. Go have fun and reconnect.

  14. Jordyn on January 28, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I’m not a Mom but I can totally understand how a little one would get in the way of date nights, so glad your parents helped you two get out and enjoy eachother’s company!

  15. Aishwarya S on January 28, 2016 at 11:30 am

    In a marriage, having a conversation that doesn’t involve your child, money, bills, or work makes a lot of sense. Good points. And wonderful photos! 🙂

  16. Melissa on January 28, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Haha! So true- it sounds like we need a date night…other than Netflix 😉

  17. Kristina Padgett on January 28, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Date nights really are the best! Loved this post thanks for sharing 🙂

  18. Emily on January 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Pretty much all five of these apply to me! Luckily I’m going on a weekend anniversary getaway this weekend so that should fix it! Great list 🙂

  19. Kamara on January 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Haha numbers 2 and 3…been there. Thanks for sharing! You two make a very cute couple, by the way 🙂


  20. Rocio Chavez on January 28, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Lol, so true. So important to make time for each other and not get bogged down in the day to day, but take time to appreciate why you decided to create this life together in the first place.

  21. Ashleigh on January 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Oh I know when I need a date night lol like always! Thank you for sharing your signs, they are all too true!

  22. Rachel Lloyd on January 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Hahah! I work from home too so the sweats thing really gets me sometimes, Loved your tips!

  23. The Southern Thing on January 28, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Love your reasons for a date night! We usually go out on weekends, but I could use a more formal night out and excuse to really get dressed up. I’m looking forward to Valentine’s Day!

  24. Nicole on January 28, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    We don’t have kids yet, but we still find ourselves needing date nights. This is such great advice.

  25. Jessica Fancy on January 29, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I could give you 20 reasons we need a date night! 🙂 This is right on point. In fact, I think I’m going to call the babysitter (uh, Grandma..) tonight.

  26. Roxy on January 29, 2016 at 8:14 am

    We are only parents to fur babies, but still find it almost impossible to have a date night. We both work more than one job which makes getting our schedules to align nearly impossible and on the rare occasion that they do we are trying to get stuff done around the house. I’m so glad that our anniversary AND Valentine’s day are just a few weeks away so we’ll actually HAVE to stop and do something special!

  27. Mimi Rose on January 29, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Love this post! I always try to fit in at least one date night a week with my partner, but it’s always nice to have a little reminder to plan a nice night out together. 🙂

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on February 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      One night a week is awesome! You go girl!

  28. Abby on February 2, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I love date nights! Last week, the hubby and I surprised me by asking we go out for a dinner. I loved that! Leading into our wedding, our dates consisted mostly of watching movies or TV shows at home and cooking dinner for ourselves or going to the gym. But it is nice to get out sometime and really enjoy each other’s company. Hope you enjoyed!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on February 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Awe, how sweet of him 🙂

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