You may think the season of gift-giving -- the season of cookies, of loaf cakes, of sticky caramels and candied nuts -- is long over. The time for dressing up in costume? So last October.
Valentine's Day is a day where most spend it with their loved ones and exchange chocolates, flowers and other gifts. This year was a little different for me and my friends. We spent this special day dancing for a good cause.
It's funny to think it was just five short years ago that I brought my oldest son to his very first preschool Valentine's Day celebration. He was so excited and I was just an emotional mama watching him reach yet another milestone.
The world is full of people who wish they let their spouses know how much they care every morning, but instead remind each other of the day's logistics. It's full of parents who mean to say "I'm proud of you" but instead spend the time asking about homework. We need reminders.
I once ran this heart-festooned gauntlet with White Russians and Mary J. Blige, but success as a married eludes me -- and not for lack of trying.
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, then nothing unites us or separates us in the same way until fireworks bl...
I know Valentine's Day is a silly greeting card holiday that shouldn't really matter to me -- and yet, it does. As a single woman, all the hearts and flowers can be a painful reminder of what I don't have. As a divorced woman, they can be an even more painful reminder of what once was.
The moment the calendar page flipped to February my friend was already thinking about it. "Ugh," my friend sighed, looking at the blank 14th square ...
This year, in lieu of a traditional valentine, I am penning this online love letter to some of the most inspiring women in public service. Women leading from Congress to the Cabinet? That's sweet.
Just make sure you have a Valentine's cocktail ready to roll for your honey, your girlfriends or yourself. Here are a few of my favorites, colorful and tasty and sure to set hearts a-flutter.
They're easy to make, and are light, sweet, and buttery all at once
Famous US residents you might see strolling along The Front in Hamilton could include the billionaire New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg or actor Michael Douglas with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Flowers are stupid Valentine's Day gifts because you can't eat (most of) them and it's unsatisfying to do a late-night jewelry binge. No, in 2013, the only way to impress that special someone is with calories, carbohydrates, non-GMO whole grains, and non-irradiated spices.
Do you want to vacation in a flat in Florence, or a cottage in Canada, or a mansion in Mexico for free? The place to begin is to join a house exchange club. The good news is there are more than 70 clubs to choose from. The bad news is there are more than 70 clubs to choose from.
There are plenty of important lessons to learn from Valentine's Day. We learn these lessons from the time we are in kindergarten. Some come from heartache, some from parental guidance and others from personal insight.
Though Valentine's Day may conjure up images of commercial hysteria and sugar overload, it can be a fun excuse to plan a date with your husband, boyfriend or partner. Why not save yourself the disappointment of yet another Hallmark card and take the reins?