How to keep your romantic relationship alive

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How to keep your romantic relationship alive

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Maintaining my relationship with my partner now that I have kids is something that I like to call “finding the little golden nuggets” whenever I can. For instance, it’s easy to say do a date night, find a weekend together, go away. All those things are great. But sometimes it’s just not a reality. So what I like to do is find the little times. Sitting on the couch with my husband, even if it’s just for like 15-30 minutes, watching a show, checking in about the good and bad parts of our day, that’s the golden time. That’s the time that matters because it reconnects you even if it’s only for a teeny bit of time. Even going to bed at the same time helps because you feel like you can shut down your day at the same time with your partner. Even if you just hit the pillow and go to bed that night. Something else I like to do that my husband thinks is the funniest, most cheesy thing in the world is when I get him a birthday card or Valentine’s Day, any kind of a card, anything, I will literally write an essay, letter, a love letter if you will inside the card just telling him how much I appreciate him, what I love about him, what I love about our family, things I’m thankful for. I like to do that. I feel like it just keeps you connected.

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Jill Simonian

TV Host & Founder TheFabMom.com

Jill Simonian is a Television Host and Mom & Family Lifestyle Expert. As Founder/Blogger of the fresh and motivating online resource TheFabMom.com, Jill inspires women to keep life focused, fun and as close to fabulous as possible after having babies (with tons of funny fails) through her own personal tales of motherhood. A mom to two girls under the age of 4, Jill's relatable personality and social media wit scored her the gig of Mom-Lifestyle Expert for Hallmark Channel's "Home and Family" daytime show for 2013-2014. She frequently appears on HLN, E!, KTLA-5's Morning News (Los Angeles) and HuffPostLive dishing about celebrity parents, sparking hot-topic debate and sharing personal tips and products about all-things babies, motherhood and parenting. Jill contributes blogs and videos to top online parenting sites (Right Start, Momversation, Modern Mom), has been a 'spokesmom' for branded digital campaigns (Target, T-Mobile, Lance Snacks, Bel Brands) and co-hosted MSN's video series Her Say (2011) alongside the mother of all mom-bloggers, Soleil Moon Frye. Jill is a polished speaker, emcee and panel moderator for corporate and motivational events alike (including Skechers USA and Maria Shriver’s CA Women’s Conference). Prior to having children, Jill racked up hundreds of celebrity interviews as a full-time entertainment reporter and hosted a multitude of lifestyle and entertainment news programs airing on HLN/CNN ("Showbiz Tonight"), KTLA-5 ("Sneaks," KTLA's "Morning News"), Travel Channel ("America's Worst Driver"), ReelzChannel ("Dailies", "The Big Tease") and more. Jill is a specially-selected member of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Digital Philanthropic Committee and is truly having a blast keeping life 'fabulous' with her husband (a pediatric surgeon) and their two wildly opinionated toddlers… fails and all.

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