Imagine a long weekend escape with no kids, no cooking or cleaning, no piles of laundry or dirty dishes, no yard work or kid’s soccer practice – just you, your spouse, and the opportunity to nourish and strengthen your relationship. Imagine you and your love coming away from that weekend encouraged, revitalized, and with renewed hope and great practical tools to both build and grow your relationship.

I think it’s fairly common knowledge that one of the best ways to improve a relationship is to reduce stress. Furthermore, a relaxing break from the craziness of life is one of the best ways to reduce said stress. Sounds pretty appealing, right? The HSLDA Blog is hosting a Valentines Day giveaway of free passes to a Weekend to Remember, stress-free, marriage getaway

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Plus, HSLDA members save $100 on Weekend to Remember couples registrations year-round. Looking for somewhere to stay? Save up to 20% at Choice Hotels. And by becoming a member of the  Home School Legal Defense Association, you’ll have access to our 24/7 legal emergency hotline, extensive online resources, our free educational and special needs consultants, and exclusive PerX discounts.

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  • To ENTER the giveaway simply complete the actions through the RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY, including sharing your tips for investing in your marriage while homeschooling.
  • GIVEAWAY extends from February 7 – February 13, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.
  • A random drawing will be held on Valentines Day, February 14, 2017.
  • 2 winners will be contacted by February 18, 2017. Below, read the terms and conditions of the giveaway for more details.

Wishing you a happy Valentines Day from HSLDA!

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The HSLDA Weekend to Remember Giveaway closes at 11:59pm EST on February 13, 2017. HSLDA employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the giveaway. The entrant must leave a comment on the blog post associated with the giveaway or email blog@hslda.org with their comment in order to qualify.

A random drawing will be conducted on February 14, 2017, and the winners will be contacted by email by February 18, 2017. Therefore, all entrants must use a working email address when entering in order to qualify for the giveaway* If a winner does not respond to HSLDA’s prize notification within 24 hours, that entry will be discarded and a new winner will be drawn, with the same response rules applying. Prizes courtesy of FamilyLife and the PerX program. Entrants will receive information about homeschooling news and resources from HSLDA. We value your privacy and will never sell or share your information. You may unsubscribe at any time.

For questions or comments concerning this giveaway, please email BLOG@hslda.org

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37 Comments on “A Weekend to Remember | VALENTINES DAY GIVEAWAY”

  1. Angel
    February 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    Our favorite way to to keep our marriage healthy while HSing is an early bedtime for the kiddos! We don’t get out often, but they go bed early enough that we get plenty of date nights in!


  2. Leigh Ann
    February 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    We have started having a “coffee” date night. Not expensive, not long, just time to get away for an hour and focus on us.


  3. Jennifer F
    February 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

    We text throughout the day and try to get the kids in bed early at least once a week to watch a show or movie. When we do get a sitter and go out (rarely) we try to enjoy every moment, sometimes having dinner, hiking or staying in and catching up on chores.


  4. laureen e
    February 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    We date regularly, take an overnight when in the budget, just go out for coffee in the morning on occasion, and I try to write love notes too


  5. Tessa
    February 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    We like to make love notes to hide in daddy’s suitcase when he has business trips.


  6. Jennifer White
    February 7, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

    We like to stay connected on a weekly date night. It allows me some away from the kids time and him time to get caught up on all the going ons.


  7. Stephanie wilder
    February 7, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

    Our family has made the decision to homeschool when my daughter completes this school year. We’ve already started implementing homeschool concepts and can already see how this brings a family closer together. For one, it’s allowed us to switch off the tv and get to know one another as a family. This decision was greatly needed not only for the sake of my child and her education, but to strengthen our family unit. Knowing my husband supports this endeavor and change of lifestyle has deepened my love and respect for him.


  8. Julie T.
    February 7, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

    We try to have date nights on a regular basis even if it is for coffee.


  9. Ashley Fellows
    February 7, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

    With three boys between 7 and 2 (two are being homeschooled) we don’t get out much for date nights, but we try to get alone time by making all the boys “nap” on Saturday afternoons so we get time for us. Usually we do some bible study or read together and avoid doing chores or talking about every day things during that time.


  10. Angela
    February 7, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

    We look for every opportunity to just hold hands, snuggle, have mini-dates to the grocery store, text about upcoming things to do while the kids are busy at church events, dance in the living room while the kids are outside playing, etc.


  11. Devonne
    February 7, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

    I preset my husband’s cell phone to alarm a couple of times a week during the day. When he checks, the reminder says, “I love you”.


  12. sheri
    February 7, 2017 at 6:20 pm #

    We invest in our marriage while homeschooling by simply communicating with each other. Letting each other know our needs and what is going on. My husband is essentially the principal of our homeschool, the one who makes sure the kids are listening to what I an explaining to them, and he is my back up for teaching too.


  13. Lindsay Bade
    February 7, 2017 at 9:09 pm #

    We make sure to have alone time every night when the kids go to bed to watch some tv together. We also have pizza night or lasagna night as a family once per week so we all get in the kitchen together. After the kids go to bed we do the clean up together. We also go out for drinks just like we would on a first date!


    February 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

    We do our fieldtrips as a family and also try to plan family outings/mini vacations around historic places. We also eat our meals together as a family with no electronic devices allowed. Attending worship services together as a family is also important to us.


  15. Hannah G
    February 7, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

    My husband and I made it a goal when we got married that we would go on regular date nights. Sometimes they are short, or stay-at-home dates, but we make it a priority to spend quality time with each other.


  16. Michelle
    February 7, 2017 at 10:03 pm #

    We try to catch little moments together. We do a lot of stuff as a family, but could do better just as a couple.


  17. Kelly Youngblood
    February 7, 2017 at 11:09 pm #

    Especially when the kids were younger, when dad came home from work he greeted the kids, then he and I would retreat to the bedroom for a quick debrief of each of our days. Staying connected like that was so important in the earlier years. Now that the kids are older it is a little easier for us to have date nights out more often.


  18. Angela W
    February 8, 2017 at 12:07 am #

    So many good tips listed here, I don’t have anything new to add. A weekend away would be a good for investing in my marriage while homeschooling.


  19. Teresa G
    February 8, 2017 at 12:13 am #

    We attended a weekend to remember several years ago and it was great. Taking time away by attending our state home school conference has been good for us too.


  20. Faithful Acres Body Soul Spirit
    February 8, 2017 at 12:13 am #

    Mark and I try to spend time together alone, even outside for a walk, sit and talk by a fire or have coffee first thing in the morning and read a devotional together. Or watching a movie together at night. We even try to cook together when we can !
    Linda Marie Finn


  21. Mary T
    February 8, 2017 at 5:23 am #

    This would be great!


  22. E A
    February 8, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    We take a date night during AWANA.


  23. Elizabeth
    February 8, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    We take a date night during AWANA


  24. Crystal
    February 8, 2017 at 9:54 am #

    Time together is something we have to be on alert for. With 4 kids and taking care of my father our time is never consistent. So we look out for any holes or breaks and even if we just run down the street for coffee we do it.


  25. Luke
    February 8, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    When I get home from work, the kids are always excited to see me, but I try to have a real face-to-face conversation with my wife before I get caught up in anything else.


  26. Edith Bauman
    February 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

    We try to go on dates whenever we can. When my husband comes home I always try to look nice for him and I receive him with a big hug and kiss, and a smile on my face. After the kids go to bed we relax on the couch and hang out.


  27. mssunshine81
    February 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    We actually do not get much time together right now. We have a 12.5 year old, 22 month old(almost two year old) and a three month old. With my husband working so much, we have a hard time staying connected. Right now we make sure and talk/text through the day. He also comes home for lunch sometimes. I will be reading other ideas to help us out.


  28. mssunshine81
    February 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    I answered, but it’s not showing up. We don’t get a lot of time right now due to the wide range of our kids ages. We text/talk through the day and he comes home for lunch sometimes. I’m reading other answers to find some ideas for us.


  29. Kimberly Dubs
    February 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    My husband and I have been on the “Live Like You Mean It” Family life cruise. What a wonderful ministry!


  30. Jeremiah Johnson
    February 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm #

    We are absolutely religious about our weekly date-night! Doesn’t matter what we do, as long as it is just us enjoying some time together with no one else!


  31. Miranda
    February 10, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    My husband and I have 7 children, homeschooling 4, 3 are younger. We recently have taken time to invest in our marriage by doing things like take a walk outside around the yard alone, take the garbage out to the end of our long driveway together, we often stay up late to enjoy the quiet and be together. We send text to each other through your the day and he calls me when he gets a break at work to check in and see how my day is going. We love getting time away together but being faithful in the little things is really where the biggest benefit has been for us.


  32. gwendolyn
    February 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

    We make sure kids see us spending time holding hands, chatting, and actually looking into each others eyes. The goal is 10-15 minutes each day.


  33. rippleeffectdev
    February 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

    Getting up early to share a cup of tea, date nights as we can, reminding each other often that we are a team helps us stay focused!


  34. Daneta Sims
    February 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

    Getting away for a weekend together 2-3 times a year. Also, having date nights – Switch childcare with another homeschooling family.


  35. danceingkitty
    February 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

    We have started going to the gym together instead of alone. We’ll run quick errands together. Our older kids are now old enough to help out with the 2 and 5 year old for 30 minutes to an hour so that helps out. Occasionally my mom will keep them overnight but all 5 kids are a lot for her. We take the opportunities we can, big or small.


  36. Stevie
    February 13, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    We take turns planning monthly date nights


  37. Jennifer D.
    February 13, 2017 at 10:50 pm #

    We try to make date nights a priority. We also try to spend time together in the evenings after the kids go to bed.


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