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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 ...

Choco-Bites Recipe: A Great Dessert or Snack

With Valentine's Day sneaking up on us -- as it does every year -- it's time we found a healthy alternative to the traditional candy treats that have been popping up on store shelves for months now. Instead of stocking up on chocolate hearts, bars, c...

How to Play: Initial Compliments

Start this game by writing your name on a slip of paper. Credit: henrybloomfield, Flickr
What you need: Pens or pencils, a box (or hat) and slips of paper. How to play: Each player writes his or her name down on a slip of paper, puts it in a b...

Valentine's Day Messages from Our Kids

On this Valentine's Day, ParentDish wishes all our readers and your families a day of happiness and love. And lots of kisses and candy. You know how we're always asking you questions, for your opinions and comments? (Mmm, doing it again!) It must ...

Nadya Suleman, Rick Astley, and Letterboxing - Links We Love

Dad Rick Astley doesn't talk about his singing career, but even his daughter couldn't escape the Rick Roll. How does Emile, now 17, feel about dad's short-lived life as a pop star? "My daughter is suitably embarrassed and proud at the same time," say...

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 Crafts, DIY Candy Hearts, and More - Links We Love

Save your Xs and Os for kisses and hugs -- this Valentine-themed tic tac toe game uses colored hearts instead. And don't forget to check out these adorable and free printable valentines! -- AlphaMom Think you've got the cutest little love in town?...

Mommy Brain, Ivy and Bean, and Girl Scout Cookies - Links We Love

It's a confounding phenomenon: Once you have kids, it's like you suddenly can't hold all the information you need in your head anymore. Some people call it Mommy Brain, but I prefer the term Momnesia. -- The Mommy Blog Childhood is far too short. ...

Michelle Duggar, Nursery Decorating Tips, and Bad Babysitters - Links We Love

So your baby is turning one, or maybe two. Do you throw them a big, blowout neighborhood party, or is it smarter to keep their celebration small and simple? It's a smackdown! Which side are you on? -- Strollerderby The Duggars can't get enough of ...

Madonna's Big Move, Adam Sandler, and More - Links We Love

You loaned out your whole maternity wardrobe, but now you're pregnant again. What's the etiquette on asking for maternity hand-me-downs back -- perfectly acceptable or bordering on rude? -- AlphaMom Chocolate shirts? Jeans made out of Easter eggs?...

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...

Are you cool with your husband's extra-marital crush?

With Valentine's Day coming up, and Spring right around the corner, love is most definitely in the air. For most of us parents, that means spending time with our spouses or long-term significant other. But what about when your husband or wife is crus...

Hearts are pink. So boys can't do Valentine's?

My son, he loves hearts. And like so many boys who are two, three and four: he hasn't yet learned that pink is not cool. He loves pink with the same passion he loves orange, blue and purple. So Valentine's Day couldn't be more fun. He has pages of he...

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