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Eva Amurri Martino Shares Solid Marriage Advice for Parents: ‘It’s Hills and Valleys’

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Eva Amurri Martino. Julia Dags

Eva Amurri Martino admittedly has no idea how to reignite the sexual spark after having kids. But the 33-year-old knows a thing or two about keeping a marriage strong when you’re navigating the sleep deprived world of parenthood!

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“You need to appreciate the good moments and then in the bad moments, you need to understand that’s gonna take a turn again towards something better,” Amurri Martino, who partnered with Red Baron Pizza, told Us Weekly on Tuesday, June 19. “Marriage is a journey. It’s hills and valleys.”

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Kyle Martino and Eva Amurri Martino attend the ‘Tammy’ Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on June 30, 2014.

The Happily Eva After lifestyle blogger and her soccer commentator husband of six years, Kyle Martino, are parents of daughter, Marlowe, 3, and son, Major, 20 months. And though they are exhausted and experience natural highs and lows, “I always say about my husband, no matter what what we’re going through in life, I would rather hang out with him more than any other person,” Eva revealed to Us.

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Recently, the Undateable alum woke up early and came downstairs to find that Kyle, 37, had spelled out “I love you” with bananas on their kitchen island. The sweet gesture had Eva smiling for days. “It wasn’t jewelry or chocolate. We don’t do that,” she told Us. “It really meant so much to me. It was such a nice surprise.”

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Eva Amurri Martino, Major and Marlowe. Julia Dags

While Eva hopes to squeeze in some date nights this summer, Marlowe and Major are happy chowing down at home on Red Baron pizza — just as long as the pie is cut into squares! “With triangles they would eat the tip off and be like, ‘I’m done with this slice,’” she quipped. “So I started cutting it in this grid pattern and they’ve stopped doing that.”

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Though the kids are crazy about broccoli, they also indulge in the occasional ice cream cone.  That is one way Eva differs from her mom, Susan Sarandon, when it comes to parenting. “She was really strict,” Eva told Us. “We weren’t allowed to have sugar or a lot of sweets.” And she was allotted one hour a week of television throughout high school: “I would watch Friends and Dawson’s Creek and those were my two shows!”

With reporting by Carly Sloane.

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