This piece was previously published at Chicago Parent where I was a contributor. Valentine's Day in our home has a long history of being, honestly, just bad. Let's just say expectations don't ever live up. I grew up with a mom and grandma who would make amazing Valentine's dinners with pink tablecloths, balloons, candy,… Continue reading Whose Door Will You Tape a Heart To?
I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where captions are. Pssst. Last year I made homemade Valentine's. I didn't buy them at the Dollar Tree. Or Wal-Mart. I made them. From scratch. Why do I whisper? Because I don't want you to think I am… Continue reading Valentine Bookmarks. That Home Depot Doesn’t Want You to Know About
Today's prompt- How did this Valentine's Day compare to last year's?Translation- did your husband screw up worse than last year?? Come on. We all know that is what the person who made this prompt up was thinking. I was the only one who had the guts to say it. Oh, wait. I am the… Continue reading So, How Did HE Do? NaBloPoMo # 15
Today's prompt- How do you feel about Valentine's Day? So I am kinda getting tired of this whole thing. Especially Valentine's questions. It's making Valentines so not as much fun for me this year. Seriously. And it's kind of a vague question, don't you think? How do I feel about WHAT? Valentines? The idea behind it? Flowers?… Continue reading I Dunno Universe, How Do “We” Feel About Valentines? NaBloPoMo #14
Today's prompt- What is your favorite Valentine's candy? Just one? That is silly. No one has just one favorite when it comes to candy. I am not ashamed to say that I thought longer and harder on this post than any of the other prompts. Maybe it's because I am on a perpetual diet. Maybe it's… Continue reading Picking a Fave Candy Is Like Picking a Fave Child- NaBloPoMo # 12
Today's prompt- What is the ideal Valentine's Day celebration? Valentine's day is so much different when you have kids. Scratch that. Valentine's day is so much different when you are married. There may have been a few Valentine Days that were ruined because "someone" may or may not have forgotten to buy "someone" flowers. Or a card.… Continue reading Ideal Valentines Day? NaBloPoMo # 11