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It’s coming. The some love it, some hate it holiday. Personally, I enjoy Valentine’s Day. As a kid I always loved it. As a teenager I began to hate the stress involved around it. As an adult I enjoy it again, but my husband and I don’t put a lot of pressure on the day.
Now that we have a child, it’s become a really fun time to celebrate as a family. I think it’s important, however, to also make it special with your spouse.
Spend Day as a Family, Evening as a Couple
Consider spending the day as a family: do a special breakfast with heart-shaped pancakes, go to the zoo, or have a picnic in the park in the afternoon. In the evening, make it just you and your spouse. Even if you can’t find a babysitter or get a reservation at a restaurant — do something special at home after the kids are tucked in bed. Turn off the TV and the computer. Put the iPhones and Blackberries at bay. Spend time together to remind you what you mean to each other and to your family.
Valentine’s Day Links
- Free printable Valentine’s Day cards.
- Check out this cake in the shape of a Valentine’s chocolate box — from one of my favorite dessert bloggers: Bakerella. It’s simply amazing.
- Valentine’s Day more kid-focused.
- Helping your children celebrate Valentine’s day — including a section about how to deal with any possible hurt feelings dealing with the holiday.
- The perfect Valentine’s present for your toddler (one of my all time favorite, super sweet, books for kids)
- Last minute Valentine day ideas for your spouse.
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