Valentine’s Day Fun

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Valentine's Day Fun

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? I’m at least remembering it’s coming up in a couple weeks, but I haven’t done a whole lot.

Here’s where I’m at:

Plan romantic date with hubby

Partially done. We’ve decided that we are going to a movie the Saturday after Valentine’s Day and we have childcare lined up. However, we still need to decide which movies. Does anyone have recommendations for us?

Commit to strengthening my marriage throughout the month (I mean it is the month of romance)

Done! Actually sticking to this one was made easy because we are doing this 28-Day Challenge from Thrive Momma. I’m super enthusiastic, so we are going with a challenge that lasts the entire month. However, if you want to start with something a little shorter, here is a 2 week one that is awesome to bring your focus back on the little things that keep a marriage strong.

Make cute Valentine’s Day Cricut crafts

Nowhere near done. I’m a working mom, I barely manage to find time to make crafts/gifts for Christmas, let alone make ones for a holiday that is somewhat low on my holiday priority list. I’m all about (somewhat) realistic expectations here.

Plan Valentine’s Day themed food

We have arrived back at another one I’m slacking on. I keep reminding myself about the realistic expectations part. However, one recipe that I might be able to pull off because it’s so simple is this peppermint bark. I really don’t cook. I leave all the cooking to hubby, but since he doesn’t like peppermint, I may brave the kitchen to give it a try.

Do holiday-themed activities with Paxton throughout the month

Again this is something this working mom just hasn’t got around to doing. This working mom is struggling a bit over here with another holiday when I’m still recovering from Christmas, New Years and Paxton’s first birthday. I’m also not quite sure what activities would work well for a 13-month old. If you know of anything, let me know in the comments.

I may not be on top of it this year, but I’ve found what I’m going to do for next year! I’ve discovered this website Education.com. They have a bunch of awesome printable worksheets that are holiday-themed. These are perfect for a toddler learning activity that is holiday themed. I love this Valentine’s Day Word Tracer. Check out Education.com for more printables and learning activities just like this! If you click the image, you can get the downloadable PDF to use for your little one.

Valentine's Day Fun
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Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Are there things on your to-do list that I forgot about? Let me know in the comments.

Valentine's Day Fun


9 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Fun

  • February 3, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    This is a fun post for Valentine’s Day! One fun activity you can try with your 13-month old is color sorting with heart stickers. You can find a bag of red, pink and white foam heart stickers at the Dollar Store. Then, take a piece of red, pink and white construction paper. Have your son put the stickers on the matching piece of paper. Very easy and inexpensive activity! Another simple one is to take a toilet paper or paper towel tube and crease the middle in to look like a heart. Then dip end of tube into red or pink paint and use it to stamp hearts all over a piece of white paper. My daughter loves stickers and painting so these are two of our favorite activities!

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    • February 5, 2019 at 5:41 am
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      Those are great activity ideas – Thanks! I will definitely be making a quick trip to the dollar store to pick up some stickers 🙂

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  • February 5, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    These are cute ideas to recognize Valentine’s day at home. I like that you have something for everyone in yoru life!

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    • February 5, 2019 at 5:42 am
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      Thanks! I’m attempting to recognize more holidays now that I’m a mom.

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  • February 5, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    This is such a fun little update! I feel like you are similar to me. I want to do a bunch of cool things, but typically fall short in the execution. So realistic expectations are important! Good luck with all of your Valentine Fun!

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    • February 11, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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      Thanks! I’m definitely learning to prioritize my expectations.

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  • February 6, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Cute ideas! I’m thinking about starting a tradition on throwing a valentines party with the family this year 😉

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    • February 11, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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      That sounds like so much fun!

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