Magazine article Working Mother

Turn Up the Heat

Magazine article Working Mother

Turn Up the Heat

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After tag-teaming with your husband through carpools and playdate pickups, you're often content to end the evening high-fiving each other for making it through another day, then rolling over and snoring. Very hot. "The combination of stress from raising a little one and working a full-time job is a major reason passion can fade from a marriage," says Rachel Federoff, vice president of matching for the Millionaire's Club (featured on Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker) and mom of 8-month-old Sin Halo. "But there's no excuse for losing the spark." To get your mojo back: Treat yourself. When you feel sexy, that energy will carry over to your relationship. So go for that Brazilian wax or lacy pushup bra. Switch it up. Buy your guy a hot dog at the baseball game as he explains the rules of a balk. He'll be more likely to try to taste the blackberry undertones of a merlot at that new wine bar. You're both less likely to cancel date night if you're really looking forward to it. Do it after dark. Once the baby is asleep, put away the Black- Berry and squeeze in some one-on-one time for grown-up fun. …

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