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Blending Kids and Husband On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has traditionally been thought of as a holiday for couples to celebrate their love. However, once a couple forms a family, this celebration of love takes a new meaning. Mothers often want to make it a special day for their children as well as their spouse and finding a balance that includes details to make it special for each member of the family is important.

Of course, moms cannot be forgotten on this special day, especially since they are the ones who often worry most about making sure each member of the family feels the love.


Fathers and children should remember to show how much mom means to them. It is really important to celebrate mom, who is often forgotten. Kids can create cards with sweet, unforgettable messages inside or buy her some small gift with their allowance. Another gift that mom usually loves is a gorgeous flower arrangement delivered to her on this special day. Whether ordered from the florist down the street or from an online retailer like www.globalrose.com, mothers love receiving flowers and feeling special and recognized on this day.

The Children

Families can enjoy Valentine’s Day together by decorating for it. Making homemade crafts, like heart garlands, to hang around the home and speaking about the importance of love with the children is a great way to instill why it is important to celebrate love, not just for couples but for whole families. Parenting.com provides ideas for celebrating with the kids, which include serving the kids an early dinner with a Valentine’s Day theme, creating a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt and reading books and watching kid movies about the holiday.

The Couple

Married couples should celebrate Valentine’s Day to reconnect and show their spouse their love. Once the kids are in bed after their Valentine’s Day fun, parents can return temporarily to their life as a couple before kids and perhaps have a romantic candle-lit dinner with the couple’s favorite dishes and dessert at home.

If they can get a sitter, Valentine’s Day is also a good date night occasion. Reservations can be made at a fancy restaurant or the couple can visit a favorite one that brings back memories of the time spent falling in love.

Couples can set rules ahead of time of just talking about each other and enjoying each other’s company, without dwelling on all the distractions that every day life provides. This day is also an opportunity to give a gift to a loved one. The important thing is that each spouse can show their significant other just how much they’re loved. From a chocolate candy bar to a pair of diamond earrings, the ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts are practically unlimited, especially once the handmade gifts are factored in.

Valentine’s Day is a day for the whole family to celebrate. But just like parents often make an effort to make such a day special for the kids, they also need to make an effort to make it special for their significant other.

Valentine’s Day Is the Next Holiday

Yes, most know I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day and the last time I tried to the other person didn’t really do anything so I felt sort of like a fool. This year though I am trying to have a more festive opinion on Valentine’s Day because, well I am a romantic type person when I want to be.  It’s always great to plan ahead and so I am sharing a fantastic code to save 15% on CardStore –

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I recently wrote about this company, Cardstore in November for Thanksgiving and holiday cards. Now you can use Cardstore’s coupon code shared above to save money and send a card to a loved one.

The lover

When I used Cardstore, I sent a cute thinking of you this Fall season type card to my Great Grandmother who in turn wrote back to me thanking me for such a lovely card! I think this would be a cute way to show that loved one you care this Valentine’s Day, don’t have a partner in life? Well send one to the kids, I know my kids LOVE getting mail!

Happy New Year 2013

We rang in the New Year in a kid friendly way last night with pizza, snacks and great company! My crew and I packed up to head out for a fun slumber party night of conversations, laughter and some hyper activity (my boys were to blame there).

Happily Blended Crew

From my crew to yours, Happy New Year! May this year bring you much love, happiness and success!


Celebrate Your Loved One All Year Round

Is it just me or does everyone seem to agree that we should not celebrate our love for one person in one day, it should be something we celebrate all year through?

For me, Valentine’s Day has always been just another day. Never having celebrated, this year I did buy my special someone a cute, loving personalized mug but overall this is a day that hasn’t ever been celebrated by me.

Some say Valentine’s Day is just a commercialized day, a day for people to be encouraged to spend money they don’t have to spend on random signs of love for their significant other. Others will say it’s a special, loving day for their family filled with heart shaped pancakes, breakfast in bed and maybe even a night off from cooking in the kitchen.

Whatever your thoughts are regarding Valentine’s Day I think that you need to check out 7 Creative Ideas to Express Your Love All year Round as a way to find ideas to show your loved one how much they truly mean to you all year through.

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