Date Night Inspiration

Here’s a little book I stumbled on in a dressing room (of all places!) on our last date night.


I knew my 40-year-old brain wouldn’t remember the title, so I snapped a photo of it.  I love the title and the cover.

There are many sweet and loving gestures that couples do to generate happiness. We have those things too.
But for us, happiness requires a little more planning…a little deliberateness.

I’ll see a crazy week on the calendar and I know we’ll be headed for trouble – misunderstandings, craziness, crabbiness.

Busy days do not create connection.

One of the best things The Engineer and I do to stay happy is to consciously – VERY consciously – schedule to spend time alone together.   Last week, we had supper alone at a restaurant on Wednesday night.  We reconnect and unwind together.  We talk about how we are surviving the week and what we need to do to make it through Saturday night.

I love that we have regular date nights – at least once a week – and that we are teaching our children that it is important for Mom and Dad to have regular time alone.  It’s far and away our best ritual for happiness and it took us a long time to realize how important it truly is.

To Date Nights.


Here’s us from last week!

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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