And You Thought Valentine's Day was Tricky

By Kristin Fast, Lifestyle Editor and In-House Wit-Cracker Forget the time old idea of Mom and apple pie… today’s mother, as you surely know, is not only bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan, but also volunteering for the school carnival committee and getting to the gym 3 afternoons a week. She is a machine that can juggle separate schedules, knows your shoe size and together you share an irrational love for British Rom-coms. She is your mother and she is awesome....more

Ways to Say "I Love You Mom" - Mother's Day Gift Guide

How do you thank a mother for all that she does for you throughout the year? Whether your children make something at school for you (which mine do) or spend time with you (which I am thankful my teenage son does, at least one day a year), these gift ideas would show any mother just how much they are loved and appreciated....more

A Personal Present

For almost every special occasion, holiday, or birthday, my kids and I like to go the "homemade" route.  It means more to the recipient and they're darn cute!  Homemade cards, fingerpaintings, crafts all make their way into the hands of friends and family as a way to say I love you.  And our very favorite way to spread our love is by painting pottery at Tip Top Pottery in White River Junction.   I've spent a lot of time and energy at Tip Top, and when the time ...more

Valentina Ramos - Inspired Illustrator

How befitting that, today, Valentine’s Day, I would choose to tell you about a wonderful and playful illustrator by the name of Valentina. I thought I’d pay her homage on this day meant for lovers as I have a mad crush on her work, which is, in fact, a tribute to a true love for life....more

What NOT To Buy for Valentine's Day

By Kristin Fast, Guest Contributor and Mamarazzi It’s Valentine’s Day, late 1990s… a young twenty-something couple is still in the bliss of early relationship sexytimes… before the babies, the mortgage, the vomiting dogs… I digress. Our heroine comes home from work a little early, excited for the “something special” her beloved has readied for her on this most romantic of holidays; a sunset dinner? A special evening out? Perhaps some exquisite lingerie?...more

Dear Clueless,

We hear you... and we feel your pain. Men may not be perfect, but we women ...more

The Worst Valentine's Day Gifts Ever

Valentine's Day is coming up, and you've got less than a week to come up with the perfect present for the love of your life.  What's it going to be?  The usual flowers and candy?  An original love sonnet?  A trip to Greece?  I don't know you and I'm no Dear Abby, so I can't tell you what the perfect present is -- but I can certainly tell you what it isn't.  There are some things you just should not be gifting on Valentine's Day, no matter who you are or who your mate is. ...more

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Kama Sutra Basics

With cold days limiting the variety of outdoor activities and Valentine’s Day around the corner, ’tis the season to get frisky. The Kama Sutra, the most famous erotic book in all history, in all its wisdom, can certainly help us to to cultivate our knowledge and prowness in the Art of Love…...more

Romantic Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

If I am to be honest, Valentine’s Day is a far bigger deal for my daughters than it is for my husband and me. It seems that the school enjoys promoting this should-be celebration of undying love between two lovers as a vehicle to express friendship between classmates....more

Sealed With Your Kiss Portrait

Personalized gifts are always popular. But dna11.com takes it to the next level as they use a person’s DNA, finger prints and kiss prints to create VERY unique artwork....more

Unique date ideas for Valentine's Day

Let’s face it, dinner and a movie is so boring, it might be ok for a first date, but not for Valentine’s Day. February 14th is a day for you fellas to really stand out and show your girl (or woman) how much you care about her. That means taking some time to really plan out a few truly unique and romantic ideas for V-day. Then focus in on the one idea that you know she will love....more