Happy hour at your favorite local bar
The benefit of going for one drink and a quick bite to eat at your favorite local happy hour spot is that it doesn’t take a lot of planning, and you can fit it in at the end of the workday and before you pick up the kids. The key to making it work is to go somewhere close to home, work or your kids' day care. It doesn’t need to be the fanciest place — just choose a place where you and your partner can sit down and catch up without screaming kids in the background.
This article was originally published in August 2019 and has been updated for June 2021.