Parenthood + Valentine’s Day
You can find anything on Facebook. Some good and some not so good. Well last week, Elizabeth found a treasure just in time for Valentine’s Day. This wonderful quote by Donna Bell brought tears to my eyes and embodied, to me, the real essence of Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is traditionally a time for couples to remind each other how much they love each other. And usually after children, Valentine’s Day (and date nights in general) kind of take the back burner. Parenting Magazine surveyed 800 parents to find out how they celebrate Valentine’s Day after children.
The result? So often we forget about our partners and ourselves in the challenging role of being a parent. Is that a big deal? For some, not so much. For others, perhaps. It’s really up to you. But if you decide to take the romantic spin and you’re in Sacramento, here are the best romantic tips for Valentine’s Day!
Even though we’re not going out on a “date night” on Valentine’s Day (it’s a Tuesday, c’mon!), we’re making cookies with new heart-shaped cookie cutters and tasty jam. But if you don’t feel like baking in Sacramento, try one of these 10 Best Valentine’s Day Desserts for date-night or take the entire family!
Parenting is not easy and yet we learn just as much from our children that they learn from us. They show us that it’s okay and rewarding to BE LOVED. So let yourself be loved today and love yourself. Eat chocolate. Give and receive hugs. Love yourself and those around.
You’re a parent now and you have little ones to show your love. And if you want, go crazy and SHOW IT! Whether or not you chose to become a parent, the fact that you’re still here today parenting love(s) of your life means that you’re making the choice to be there for your children and family. L.O.V.E. isn’t just a song anymore.
Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you can’t have a great Valentine’s Day! So whether you choose to celebrate with a date night or make it a family affair, remember to love and be loved.
Happy Valentine’s Day!