Worcester, MA, the once-bustling industrial metropolis 45 minutes west of Boston where I live, is enormously proud of its rather peculiar list of "...
As a military mom, I believe it's our sacred duty to honor the service of those who have sacrificed for our country. We owe thanks today and every day to those who wear the uniform. That is one of the reasons why First Lady Michelle Obama and I started Joining Forces in the first place.
I have interviewed numerous couples that have been married for anywhere from 20 to 60 years, and they have all had one common denominator... it was easy.
Paleolithic carved figures refer to woman as matrix, as creatrix, to moon cycles and menstrual magic, and resonate profound reverence in their rendering.
Dating can be a lot like TWISTER. (spin) Right foot, Dave. (spin) Left hand, Mike. (spin) Right hand, Jerry. (spin) Left hand.. and you fall over in a heap because there are too many spins and too many choices.
The trouble begins because we're not wearing white. It's Valentine's Day, and my husband, Chris, and I are on the date of a lifetime; a croquet game in the middle of the Mexican jungle.
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.
Because Valentine's Day is all about love (and oppressive Roman emperors and corporate marketing), I figured why not write a love poem to all those LGBT haters out there. Because love conquers all, after all. And if doesn't, at least it makes them squirm.
Does anyone actually love Valentines Day? Or are the vast majority of us just keeping up appearances? Going through the motions with buying some cho...
I think most of us have a date that sticks with us. For me the world briefly stops spinning on a date in mid-February. Noted as February 14th, 2/14, 14 February, 2-14, the 14th of February, or even Valentine's Day, this is a date that forever gives me pause.
This is my Valentine's Day gift to you and your partner. And if you don't have a partner, try visualizing kissing one this way so you can begin creating a space for a new partner to show up and give you heavenly kisses daily!
The idealized romantic bond is one that focuses on the individual and its emotional preferences and open displays of affection, and is strongly connected to the idea of marriages based on love. This ideal, however, is often at great odds with traditional cultures.
There are a million ways to show this kind of Valentine's Day spirit, since it is at heart a dedication to doing the right thing and showing your support and respect for the human rights and dignity of others.
Perhaps there is a part of me that feels like if the objects disappear, so will the positive memories. Just because you can't model a live broadcast of a healthy, happy marriage for your child, that doesn't mean you can't find creative ways to show them that at some point one existed.
After 19 Valentine's Days and four kids, I have a whole new idea of what kind of cards he could really have been giving me all these years.