Instead of looking for love that is unhealthy, or in all the wrong places, or giving in to something that feels manufactured or fake, or simply going the other direction and cynically resisting love altogether, I'm going to try a middle way.
The actual makeup of what you gift your arriving guests can vary greatly based on your budget, but with access to such a wide range of resources today, welcome bags are now accessible for all budgets. Plan for these and your guests will be incredibly appreciative.
A couple of years ago I was asked, "What's in your wallet?" I wasn't being asked if I had the best rewards credit card. I was talking to my doctor ...
The latte was a gift, something to be appreciated. A simple reminder that kindness is palpable and comes in a red cardboard cup, with whipped cream on top. Sometimes we have to just accept help, just allow ourselves to be on the receiving end.
In just two short weeks, Imelda will give birth to a brand new baby. Like most expectant mothers, it's a time filled with excitement and nervous anticipation as she prepares to welcome her second child into the world.
Should it be low-key, perhaps funny or ironic? Or, maybe, should you do nothing at all? It's a nerve-racking dilemma. The wrong move could send the wrong message. It could even sink a new relationship.
Never have I pressured a man to buy me anything, and yet every year, I have to smile at snide comments from male friends, family members and coworkers who want to know if the person I'm dating is "in the doghouse" this year or not.
Now's the time to starting thinking about what to get your special someone for Valentine's Day. Flowers and chocolates are always nice but giving is more fun when you get creative. Below are some ideas that are guaranteed to delight any of the loves in your life!
Here are some gifts created by momtrepreneurs or mother-owned businesses, because what better way to gift yourself or others than by giving back to hard-working mamas?
Give yourself the gift of following your dreams, your heart and your mind. Give your desires the merit they deserve and go after them wholeheartedly and unbiasedly. Who cares what other people think?
Sometimes we are so focused on our own beliefs that we forget that the only reason we are in business is because of other people. This is a humble reminder to take the time to get to know the people who are your customers and employees.
Whether it's an enjoyable excuse to go out, an anticipated opportunity to do something over the top or really, truly just another day, Valentine's Day should be what each of us makes of it and nothing more.
When my mother was well along in years, she entreated her family please not to send her any more items of the sort that required dusting. "I've got enough things already," I remember her saying. "Enough that need to be cleaned."
As travelers, we strive to collect more moments than things, but sometimes it's those things we carry with us that make the moments even richer. These 15 Valentine's Day gift ideas are sure to do just that.
How do you properly buy a Valentine's Day gift for a Millennial boyfriend? Creatively, using your outside-of-the-box thinking cap and taking some advice from guru's in the Millennial men's commerce space.
I never wanted to become that grandmother. The one who always says yes to her sweet, funny granddaughter. No matter what she asks. But finds it so easy to say no to the rambunctious grandson who moves too quickly from place to place. Whose energy is exhausting. But exactly as it should be.