Valentines Day movies: Romantic plot twist movies, no-schmaltz love story films

Sweetest Day and Valentines Day are devoted to romance. Couples buy cute gifts, go on dates, watch sappy movies about love. Isn't that sweet? Not so much, you don't think? If Valentines Day makes you sick from sugary-romance overload, then how about a little reality therapy? Here are romantic movies with a plot twist. Watch these no-schmaltz love story films but don't look for heart-warming Nicholas Sparks here. These reality romance movies are perfect for couples whose honeymoon glitz has worn off.   Sweetest Day: Romantic plot twist movies, no-schmaltz love story films |

Free printable valentines, children's Valentine's Day crafts

Valentines Day is fast approaching. Children's valentine exchanges are popular school party activities. How about saving money with free printable valentines and Valentine's Day greeting cards?   Free printable valentines, children's Valentine's Day crafts |

Valentine's Day gifts, skip the candy for heart-smart, weight watcher presents

 Advertisers would have us believe that candy is the best Valentine's Day present. But one third of Americans weigh in at obese. Associated lifestyle conditions--heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol)--are endemic. Maybe its time for a healthy Valentine gift-giving upgrade. This year, skip the valentine candy for heart-smarter, weight-watcher presents.  Valentine's Day gifts, skip the candy for heart-smart, weight watcher presents |

Free printable preschool Valentine crafts, games, worksheets, activities

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Pinterest, email, and blogs overflow with valentine crafts. Alas, many are also costly. So, don't pay. Here are free printable preschool valentine worksheets, games, crafts, learning activities and lesson plans. Fru-gals and fru-guys, use these for Valentine's Day fun.  Free printable preschool Valentine worksheets, games, crafts, activities

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 -

Homemade Valentine Treat Recipes, DIY Heart-Shaped Cupcakes, Cookies - Yahoo! Voices -

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 

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