How do you keep a marriage sexy? It's a good question to answer at any time of the year but especially now, what with Valentine's Day around the corner.
And while there are many possible answers - chocolates, cooking a romantic dinner for your spouse, sending flowers just on a whim - Julianne Moore offers her advice in the March issue of InStyle magazine: ditch the kids.
"I think [to feel sexy,]you need to be away from your children," the actress told Tom Ford, the fashion designer and filmmaker, who interviewed her for the magazine. "Doing the mommy stuff does sort of squash that area of your life."
The job of being a parent can seem never ending. And let's face it, it's hardly the stuff of sexy sexiness.
"The day-to-day of picking up kids and going to the eye doctor and then dropping them off at basketball and then going to the middle school concert doesn't make you feel very sexy," Ms. Moore said.
She and her husband, Bart Freundlich, have been married since 2003. They have two children together, Caleb 13, and Liv Helen, 8.
While she surely loves them dearly, it's no surprise that Ms. Moore says she feels sexy when they're either not in the picture or she's pulled from her normal mom routine. As she said to InStyle, she feels sexiest "when I'm alone with Bart or when we take a trip."
So, fellas, maybe you should think about giving your wife some time away from the kids on Valentine's Day.