Keeping the romance alive

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Keeping the romance alive

As a stay at home dad, how do I keep the romance in my relationship? First of all, you have to understand as most parents do that romance is one of the first casualities of having kids in general. But that being said, if your wife has been working all day at a very stressful job and you know she is not going to be in the most lovey dovey mood when she gets home because of something that might have happened at work, you have to temper your expectations number one. Number two, try and find new and different ways of conjuring up passion and one of those ways can certainly be around things that have happened with your kids. If your son or daughter has done something really adorable or cute during the day, you can bring that up anecdotaly and that will get a little chuckle going. And that can ease its way into a passionate or affectionate situation. And then you are golden but don´t expect it all the time.

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Scott Lenz

Stay-at-Home Dad

Scott Lenz was born in Lewisberg, Pennsylvania. By the time he reached 9th grade, he had been to eight schools, which explains a lot about his social awkwardness. However, his wife Suzanne and two kids - Jaron, 13 and Georgia, 10 - went to less than five schools combined, so it all evens out.

He was the original rat mascot for Chuck E. Cheese, and since then has been a record store manager, music journalist, television documentarian and, most recently and importantly, a stay-at-home dad. His single greatest hope is that ABBA will one day reunite.

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