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It's date night! What are you wearing?

It's Monday, which means you have all week to plan for Date Night. Call the sitter, make dinner reservations, and then start looking for something to wear. The best date outfits include pieces that are comfortable but NOT kid friendly -- go all out ...

What are your rules for dating?

I have a friend with three daughters who has a simple plan for when his daughters come of age -- he'll bury the first boyfriend in the front yard to serve as a warning to others. I think I'm going to use the advice someone gave me -- When a boy comes...

Saturday night date night - at home

Ever since Jared was born, Rachel and I haven't had much opportunity to go out together, just the two of us. The number of times we've gone out, sans kids, can be counted on one hand. So far this year, however, we've gone out twice, and I think we're...

A night alone -- what to do, where to go?

Twice in one month! That's definitely a record for us. In fact, going out for the evening without kids twice in one year is a record. Even before we had kids, we had other issues we were dealing with that kept us from being the party animals we would...

The bad babysitter files

My husband and I don't go out on 'dates' very often, so babysitters are not really much of a concern for us. Mostly Ellie goes with us wherever we go, and we like it that way. But there are times when we avail ourselves of a babysitter and that's nic...

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