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  1. Toddler & Child
    We always love talking about love, but when it's time for Valentine's Day, we especially love a little extra spotlight on those warm and mushy feelings we have for the special ones in our lives. Here are five books about love your family will love reading--on Valentine's Day or any day their...
  2. Toddler & Child
    The rose, a symbol of deep love, is ubiquitous around Valentine's Day. From culinary treats to crafts, rose petals are lots of fun for the kiddos this holiday too. While I am not exactly thrilled about receiving a dozen red roses from Cupid, I am pretty excited about the health benefits that...
  3. Family Life
    Remember when lovers actually wrote endearing, passionate letters to one another? Check out these lovely lines from some of the world's most famous love letters ever written: 1. "I am nearly mad about you, as much as one can be mad: I cannot bring together two ideas that you do not interpose...
  4. Family Life
    While Valentine's Day has emerged as a major consumer-driven holiday, its roots have nothing to do with flowers or chocolate. Check out these 11 interesting facts about this holiday, tracing its origin to its effect on today's economy. 1. This holiday is named after Saint Valentinus, a Roman...
  5. Family Life
    Do the commercialism and syrupy sweetness of Valentine's Day ever make you wonder what it's all about and why we go ga-ga on this day every year? Me too. That's why my husband and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. We celebrate the day after! The first Valentine's Day my husband and I...
  6. Pregnancy & Birth
    Forget the hallmark cards and brand name chocolates - Valentine's Day is a time for thoughtful gestures. And there's nothing more thoughtful than making baked goods for the ones you love most. You don't have to be a Martha Stewart in the kitchen to master these four easy recipes: 1...
  7. Family Life
    Valentine's Day can be such a fun day to think about how lucky we are to have our loved ones, and to celebrate love in all its shapes, sizes and forms. Kids love the whimsy of Valentine's Day, and we've found some fun gifts that are sure to make their hearts burst! We don't do too much for...
  8. Toddler & Child
    We love books, and we love books about love! Ever wonder what the best-selling kids books for Valentine's Day are? Wonder no more! We turned to Amazon's best-selling list to look for the best-selling kids' Valentine's Day books. We found them, but I'll warn you...you'll probably want them all...
  9. Family Life
    What better way to celebrate a day of love than to show the women in your life how much you value and love them? It takes a village, that's for sure, and Valentine's Day is a great time to show you care for all the fabulous women in your life! My husband and I don't really celebrate Valentine's...
  10. Toddler & Child
    Valentine's Day is a wonderful learning opportunity for your homeschooled children, allowing them to express their love and creativity through fun crafts and activities. A quick Google search will pull up some fun ideas for Valentine's Day cards and projects. You can make these "I dig you!"...
  11. Family Life
    We love crafts in our house, especially when it means we're being environmentally-friendly and re-using old materials. Here are some of our favorite Valentine's Day crafts (made of recyclables). I am not a crafter, but my son is. To indulge him (and encourage him in the arts!) we craft! I scour...
  12. Family Life
    This is the first snack I learned how to make as a child, and to this day, one of my favorites. If your kiddo asks you to pack some Valentine snacks for school, rice crispy hearts are an easy (and delicious) option! Here's the recipe: Rice Crispy Hearts Ingredients: I400 grams (14 ounces)...
  13. Family Life
    Valentine's Day is a special day each year to remind your significant other how much you love them. You don't have to go all out; here are some simple date ideas. Valentine's Day is what many call a "Hallmark Holiday," meaning that it's just a day for companies to sell more products. While that...
  14. Toddler & Child
    When your heart chakra is balanced, you will feel a deep loving connection to everyone in your life. There are many fun ways to encourage children to open up to this connection. According to ancient Indian tradition, the heart chakra is just one of seven chakras, or energy centers in your body...
  15. Toddler & Child
    It's February and love is in the air! There is no shortage of books that tell children how much their parents love them. But we also love books that teach children about love in general - for your family and your fellow human! Here are some of our favorites! A quick Google search on 'children's...
  16. Pregnancy & Birth
    Strawberries are the key to anyone's heart, especially when combined with cheesecake. You really can't go wrong with cheesecake stuffed strawberries - they're easy to make, they're delicious, and they scream "Be mine!" Here's the easy recipe: Ingredients: Pint of strawberries (about 30)...
  17. Family Life
    Love evolves - from butterflies in your stomach, to romantic dates, to a considerate commitment. Falling in love is only the beginning; here's what Valentine's Day means to this passionate mom. Dear Honey, I remember days devoted to romance years ago. We'd start the morning slowly with kisses...
  18. Family Life
    There are so many fun crafts and activities you can do with children to celebrate Valentine's Day, and they're best enjoyed to a love-inspired soundtrack. Check out this great playlist of family-friendly songs, perfect for this special day! 1. Valentine (I Don't Want to Be Yours) - Justin...
  19. Family Life
    Whether you're wanting to find a thoughtful gift for the love in your life or you want to spoil your gal pal with a Valentine's Day treat, you will find some inspiring gift ideas for the special naturally-minded mama in your life. If you are the 'special naturally-minded mama', feel free to...
  20. Family Life
    It's February 1st, which means Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Valentine's Day is an extra special day in my world, not only because I am an early childhood educator and mother of four, but also because it is the day I became a mother! I love celebrating this day on many different levels...
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