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I Guess I Am Not a Real Woman Because I Hate Valentines Day

Just my little rant about the commercialism of Valentine's Day. I love being with my husband on Valentines. But I like that every day. I like doing the holiday crafts with kids. I like honoring Saint Valentine. But I hate the way we've perverted yet another holiday into a guilt fest. My sons and I were discussing how much they hate the love holiday. And it occurred to me, that I must not be a real woman because I feel the same way.

  I Guess I Am Not a Real Woman, I Hate Valentines Day

Free (Yes Free!) Valentines to Print and Color

Psst! Excuse me, but did you know Valentine's Day is almost here? If you're a busy parent like me, that means "oh great, I forgot to buy the kiddies' valentines! Grrr, another thing to remember! What next?" Well, busy mama, no need to worry because I've got you covered. Just start up your print, let kiddies choose their pattern and print away! Free (Yes Free!) Valentines to Print, Perfect for Snowbound Kids

Free (Yes Free!) Valentines To Print, Color and Share

Here's a bunch of free printable valentines plus tips from one busy mommy to other busy parents, If you DIY valentines, print in economical or grayscale black and white, not color. Saves ink and money, plus makes the Valentines into a coloring page. And that keeps kiddos happily productive longer. Cutting valentines is good scissors practice too. And you frugalista-recyclistas, print on reused paper to save trees and money.  Free (Yes Free!) Valentines to Print, Perfect for Snowbound Kids

Free Printable Disney Valentine Activities from Spoonful

 I've been writing about free printable kids crafts since for almost a decade. I often link to the Family Fun website (from Family Fun magazine). But that site has now changed to Spoonful. Family Fun as Spoonful still partners with Disney. And you should check there for holiday and Disney crafts. And for Valentines Day, I can't think of a better theme than Disney "Frozen" can you? And Spoonful has all the printables you want. Free Disney Printables from Family Fun New Site Spoonful

Free Printable Valentine's Day Heart Crafts

Hi my name is Marilisa S and I'm a Valentine's Day craft addict! My favorite part of the big V? Those cute little Necco Sweethearts conversation hearts. Looking for cute free Valentine's Day craft activities and party decorations with the conversation heart theme? Here are websites full of free printable crafts, games, party supplies, greeting cards, valentines and holiday activities. Perfect for classroom valentine exchanges and parties. Heck, I'm even using these for a bridal shower I'm hosting! Free Printable Valentine's Day Craft Activities and Decorations - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Homemade Valentine Treat Recipes, DIY Heart-Shaped Cupcakes, Cookies - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Well, your child did it again. She volunteered you to make three dozen cupcakes (pink, heart-shaped, with sprinkles, please) for her class Valentine's Day party--tomorrow! And when does she spring this news? 9 p.m.--no time to go to the store. Here are super-fast, last-minute, homemade treat recipes made with on-hand ingredients. I've included DIY heart-shaped snacks and improvised frosting, sprinkles and decoration tips.  Homemade Valentine's Day Treats Heart-Shaped Cupcakes, Cookies 

Sexy, Intimate, Romantic Valentine's Day Gifts for Lovers

Whether you are in a new relationship or you've been married for 30 years, it is important to keep the spark of romance alive. Romantic Valentine's Day and anniversary gifts keep that flame alive and glowing. Romantic gifts don't need to be expensive to be special. Some gifts cost nothing more than a little time and creativity. Valentine's Day and Anniversary gifts must be unique and personal, however. Here is the definitive guide for choosing a romantic gift for that special him or her. Romantic Couples' Valentine's Day Presents

Romantic, Funny Valentine Movies That Aren't Cheesy

If Valentine's Day in your area bodes anything like it does in mine, you and yours will be trapped under several feet of snow. You might make it out of the driveway and out to a local restaurant or bar. But anything else? Not too likely. So how about picking up a few flicks, a bottle of Shiraz, a six pack of Guinness or some herbal tea, and some snacks? You can cuddle on the couch or haul out your camping mattress. Turn on the TV and enjoy some new movies or some old favorites. Here are fun, romantic movies that aren't corny. Top Non Sappy Valentine's Day Films

Free Printable Saint Valentine Coloring Pages

I've just found a lovely blog today, called Waltzing Matilda, that features a whole collection of free printable Catholic saints organized in order of the Catholic liturgical and saints feast day calendar. Just in time for Valentines Day, here are images of the real Saint Valentine!  Catholic Saints Printables

Free Printable Valentines Day Countdown Calendar Crafts


Countdown calendars are becoming increasingly more popular to help children count down the days to special events and holidays. Here is a free printable countdown to Valentine's Day calendar. This cute cut and paste craft works well for preschool, elementary classrooms, homeschool and Girl Scout troop activities. This craft comes from those very creative folks at Family Fun. I recommend making these with seniors in nursing homes, too. Shut-ins, special needs kids and older folks typically enjoy holiday preparation very much. They look forward to them as much as (maybe more than) kids. Bright cheerful Valentines crafts break up the monotony for homebound, disabled and elderly people. Read more

Free Printable Royal Wedding Crafts and Activities

The Royal Wedding, on April 29, of Prince William and Kate Middleton was an event to remember. Weddings are one of the most enchanting life events and a royal wedding? What could be more exciting. This Valentine's Day, why not enjoy some free printable romantic crafts and fairy tale activities? Here are free printable royal wedding crafts, coloring pages and activities. What better place to get your fill of all things royal, romantic and fairy princess than from Disney (click here) Disney is all about fairy tale princesses, handsome princes, royal balls and weddings and making dreams come true. Follow this link: Read more

Free Printable DIY Valentines Day Card Crafts for Children

Free Printable DIY Valentine's Day Card Crafts for Children Valentine's Day card exchanges are a rite of passage in preschool and elementary school. Homeschool groups, scout troops and religious education classes often exchange cards, too. Here are free printable DIY valentines to share. These free printable valentines come courtesy of Family Fun magazine. What's more fun than Valentine's Day card exchanges? Making your own valentine's that look completely different than everyone else's! DIY is fun and easy. Here's how

Free Printable Valentines Day Craft Activities and Games

Looking for cute free Valentine's Day craft activities and party decorations? Here are websites full of free printable crafts, games, party supplies, greeting cards, valentines and holiday activities. Perfect for classroom valentine exchanges and parties. Read more

Free Printable Valentines and Valentine's Day Coloring Pages

At each holiday I have a few bookmarked websites that I check for free printable crafts, greeting cards, coloring pages and activities. Here are my top favorite free printable valentines crafts websites for Valentine's Day activities. Read on

Free Printable Valentines and Valentine's Day Greeting Cards

Kids love to exchange valentines on Valentine's Day. Valentines are going up in price just like everything else. How about a green, creative, money saving option? Free printable valentines for school and friend exchanges. Click here for all the best free printable Valentine's Day printables. Read on.

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Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education.