Tag: Valentines Day

The Meaning of Valentine’s Day

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The Meaning of Valentine's Day I don’t need a Valentine, a paper with a heart. I don’t need some Hallmark words with baby Cupid art. I don’t...

My Forever Valentine: Celebrating Mom’s Traditions

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There appear to be three different kinds of Valentine’s Day people. You either love the day, despise the day, or if you're like my...

My Husband’s Love Doesn’t Look like the Love I Envisioned

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9 years ago, I was a single mom of a toddler, and I had just escaped an abusive relationship. I knew I wanted a...

My Kids Taught Me How to Love Valentine’s Day

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I learned to love Valentine's Day when I had children, ending my fitful relationship with the annual day for love. Maybe Cupid’s arrow missed me...

Our 15th Valentine’s Day Together: A Letter to My Wife

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Today is our 15th Valentine's Day together, and next month will bring our 14th wedding anniversary. This has been a wild and crazy ride, to...

Non-Food Valentine’s Day Treats for School Celebrations

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What non-food Valentine's Day treats can I send to school with my children? When I was in school, everyone gave out candy with their Valentine's...

Five Home Date Nights to Keep the Romance Alive

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Home date nights are by far my favorite way to spend some one on one time with my husband. There are many reasons to...

10 Man-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Let's be real here: Valentine's Day isn't exactly topping anyone's favorite holiday list. The phrase "man-friendly Valentine's Day" may seem like an oxymoron. Some...

Bad Valentine’s Day Gifts – What I Really Don’t Want to...

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Bad Valentine’s Day gifts ruin the romance. There is an image of Valentine’s Day as the most romantic day of the year. Couples eat candlelit...

7 Reasons Why I’m Not Looking Forward to Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day. It’s a day for love and romance. A day for kisses and hugs, and wearing your heart on your sleeve. It’s a...

Valentine’s Day: A Holiday Full of Love or Full of Loneliness?

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Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers. There are hearts, chocolate candies, cute little cards, and flowers everywhere. For many people, it’s also a...

Proofs of Love: Noticing and Appreciating Smaller, Quieter Acts of Affection

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February, the month that embraces Valentine’s Day, seems like a good time to reflect on how we show love and what we recognize as...

Valentine’s Day Photo Contest

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We have had so much fun with our annual Halloween photo contests that we couldn't wait until October to do it again! And so begins...

Sass and Spice and Everything Nice

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"The BVTMB is getting real this week about a sometimes taboo, but important topic...S-E-X!  Our team is sharing the good, the bad, and the...