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Making Valentine’s Day Special for Little Ones Away at School

Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be all lovey-dovey mushy stuff. Make it a time to celebrate your love for your kiddos. ContributorJessie Leigh offers some great ideas on how to make the day special for the little ones. While, traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a “couple day,” in many homes, it’s become a family affair. Candles, wine, […]

FREE (Boy Friendly) Valentine’s Printable

Over the weekend a few of my people and I were strolling through the Valentine section of a local store. FishBoy9 started to groan. “I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s so ewwww.” What followed was a very enlightening conversation. It wasn’t the chocolates and candies that he objected to; it was the mushy stuff. “I can’t […]

Frugal DIY Valentines

Here’s a quick round-up of some fun, inexpensive DIY Valentines. Check your craft cupboard or your scrapbooking supplies and use what you have to save some coin. Box of Chocolates Money My aunt gave us this box of goodies for Christmas one year. So fun! Read my tutorial of how to make it. Varying the […]

10 Simple Things to Enjoy on Valentine’s Day

photo source: D Sharon Pruitt While it can be great fun to prepare a special breakfast or cook a memorable meal for Valentine’s Day, the most important part of such a LOVE-ly day is to enjoy the simple things in life: time spent with the people you love. Try out these easy activities to do […]

A Valentine’s Day At-Home Date Night (Frugal Friday)

This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And one way to enjoy life more is to spend time with your main squeeze. This past week I explained to my four year old daughter what a date was. No, not the dried fruit. […]

Making Oatmeal Special (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Valentine’s Day)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And food is a wonderful way to do that; is it not? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner — Monday, to be exact. So, this is a great time to share some LOVE-ly […]

Valentines to Bake and Freeze Ahead of Time

With Valentine’s Day approaching, now is a great time to bake up a few cookies, stir up some fudge and stash it in the freezer for later this month. You can do the bulk of the work now and package it real purty later. You’ll be a rock star when your kids wake up to […]

Easy Valentine Chocolate Bar Treat

Who doesn’t love chocolate? With some scrapbook paper, a mess of candy bars, and some labels, you can create some pretty sweet Valentines. Check out this tutorial for custom-wrapped candy bars. And while we’re on the subject… What’s your favorite candy bar? Mine is the Heath Bar.