Top 5 Ways for New Parents to Decompress Without Baby

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So as new parents we finally get a moment alone without baby, as much as we love the little thing, and we can’t think of anything to do besides go to movie or dinner. Or maybe we want to scale back the high hopes of taking a helicopter ride over the city or going for a 6 hour horse-ride through the Hollywood Hills.There are so many options to decompress as a couple during an emotionally and physically taxing time in life, and they’re really not that hard to find.Here are a few ideas that you can implement almost anywhere (unless you live in an igloo of course, in which case, why would you leave?).
Top 5 Ways for New Parents to Decompress Without Baby

4See a Play

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Seeing a play is very different than seeing a movie.Watching actors and actress’ amazing talents in actual time is much more breathtaking and really brings you into the moment rather than into a screen.Plays are generally more interactive as well.Look for plays near you that sound good and try one out, but if you hate musicals (like my partner), just make sure you see one with less music.There are all kinds of variances on plays, from tiny hole-in-the-wall student plays to grand plays that have played for years all over the world, made into movies and such (e.g. Phantom of the Opera).

When the time comes to spend a moment together alone without baby, it’s important to do whatever both of you like to reconnect and feel relaxed.Every couple has different preferences – some like dinner and a movie, some like bungee jumping.Some like both in the same day!So just gauge how both of you feel, and work together to find what will bring you most pleasure.


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