Education and Family

Wholehearted Parenting

Bonnie Compton APRN, BC, CPNP


Parents do you feel that most of your time is either spent with your kids or with your daily commitments, such as work? I remember those crazy busy days with our four kids! I’m also on the other side of parenting…now I’m the parent of adult kids. The one thing that I do know for sure is that time goes quickly, and it’s so easy to let our relationships with our spouse or partner, sit on the back burner. I see this happen quite often with parents that I work with. They don’t intend to let this happen but it does. One of my homework assignments that I give to parents is to make a commitment to create date nights. My suggestion is usually met with resistance and many reasons why it’s difficult or not even possible.

So today I decided it was time to have a conversation and debunk those reasons and excuses!

I’ve invited my guest Kristin Maneiri to join my conversation. For Kristen, date night isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Married with two small girls, she’s realized that Saturday night is probably the only time each week that she and her husband can actually have a meaningful, uninterrupted, and alert conversation. Her website, the Orlando Date Night Guide, was created to inspire other couples to reinvest in a regular date night and since 2007 she has posted more then 600 different ideas. Kristen is also a freelance magazine writer and author of the book, Great Dates Orlando. Kristen is going to be offering a free giveaway, The Guide to Having More Date Nights, at the end of the show.

Hope you’ll join us!