Valentine 

Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Crafts

I'll admit it: Cabin Fever is not a Craft Queen. But every year our dining room table turns into a factory for mass Valentine production. The children bring home class lists, we clear crafting space and then set about making a Valentine for everyone ...

Too Young for Romance

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Children of all ages will exchange cards, hugs and candy hearts. It starts as young as kindergarten, and continues until the kids discover that sometimes "love" is more fun in private. I know this will make some ...

Valentine's Day Best Gifts, Goodies and Games for Families

Valentine's Day is, for many people, a very special time. It can be difficult, however, when you have kids to keep that romantic feeling alive, especially without excluding the kids. A diamond bracelet or pearl necklace may be beautiful and great to ...

Valentine's Day - Family Affair or Over-Celebration Nation?

After every ad for flowers, chocolate and sweet romantic moments, my wonderful, tragically unromantic husband laughs boldly and whispers: "Sucka!" He actually can be romantic, he just doesn't like to be told to be romantic. By Hallmark. So the onl...

Teacher sued for calling teen "ugly"

A teenage girl is suing her teacher for calling her ugly. According to reports, the freshman was called ugly by her teacher and kicked in the rear end by her choir teacher . The alleged altercation took place in front of Jade Ray's classmates. Ray...

Who's your favorite valentine?

Do you have a favorite valentine, perhaps even an all-time favorite? I do. Well, I might. My dad used to be my valentine. When I was little he would either send or bring me flowers and a sweet card. I was very happy and felt like the luckiest girl...

Loving graffiti

If you're pressed for time (or money!) you can make a valentine tribute out of just about anything at all. Leaves can be arrange in the yard or snow piles at the end of the driveway can serve as the perfect canvas for showing family members how you...

Image of the Day: It's all in the heart

Valentine's Day is today and what could be better than a bit of love from a son? Not only does this boy hold a mom's heart in his hands but it also tastes great! What a perfect shot for this day of love. Thank you, jenn jenn for sharing this bit of l...

Valentines for robot lovers

I don't know when this obsession with robots started in my house, but then again, I never thought I'd get excited at the sight of a fire truck either. In my quest for robot slogans for my husband's Valentine's cards, I came across a slew of robot Val...

Valentine's Day sexism

"I'm horrified." That was my response when Rachel showed me the valentine's she had put together for Jared's class. There was one bag for boys and another for girls. I'm big on gender equality and don't think there should be girl's this or a boy's th...

Make your own cyber conversation hearts

The Acme Heart Maker makes it easy to personalize conversation hearts to share cyberly with everyone on your computer contact list that are WAY more fun that the chalky lames ones in real life. Remind your teen to stop on the way home with a pink "G...

What do you do on Valentine's Day?

According to a survey conducted by Yahoo!, people spend nearly $200 on Valentine's Day gifts. That's $200 that could be spent on new tires for the minivan or a digital camera or even savings for college. Rachel and I have been together for nearly twe...

Valentine's Day pig with heart-shaped spots

I always loved the book, Charlotte's Web, where all the animals and Fern worked together to turn Wilbur the pig into a star, saving him from the slaughter. A pig in England recently became a huge star by being born with heart-shaped spots. Valentin...

It's February -- time for valentines?

Once again, St. Valentine's Day is upon us. I won't lie to you -- once I got past the age when kids were required to bring valentines for everyone in the class or else bring none at all, I don't think I ever got any, so I might just be a little bitte...

Heart of hearts

Sometimes in the mornings, I go for a walk. It's then I best appreciate the cool crisp of the day, the snow bluish gray, clouds that seem to be caught in the trees. My boots crunch through the surface and I make my own tracks, laying a trail in the...

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