Q: How often is too often to go out when you have small children at home? My daughter is five. I'm 26 and recently started going out with friends once or twice a month. I was afraid to leave home when my daughter was younger, but she has grown to be very independent and sometimes encourages me that it's all right. But my boyfriend accuses me of not having priorities. I work hard long hours at my stressful job. I don't drink--I just like to dance. What do you think?