Valentine’s Craft: Card Cans

Valentine’s Day is one of those school days that lends itself to many special memories.  Who doesn’t remember decorating that white sack in anticipation for all the valentines our classmates would pour into it.  This year, make Valentine’s Day extra special with an easy to make card holder.   Simply ask your local school lunchroom to save large vegetable cans.  On a day when they serve soup, they will probably have all that you need.  Wash these out and let them {Read More}

Valentine’s Party Newlywed Game

After dinner, hand each guest a pen and a copy of this Newlywed Game quiz.  Each person will fill out the quiz privately, without consulting with his or her spouse. Everyone answers each question in the Turnabout and History sections.  Husbands answer truthfully for their questions, and then guess what their wife will answer for her questions.  Wives do the same, answering their own questions truthfully and guessing what their husbands will say.  In the Sentiment section, answer only the questions directed {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Hosting a Valentine’s Dinner Party

Everyone tends to think of romantic dinners for two when it comes to Valentine’s Day.  But getting together with a group of couples can also be a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday.  Here are some simple tips for hosting a Valentine’s Dinner Party! Make it as easy on yourself as you can.  Send out e-vites instead of snail mail invitations.  Evite.com has lots of free invitation templates and even lets you attach a map to your house.  Type up {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Countdown to Valentine’s Day Wreath

Before we know it February will arrive with all its red, pink, and purple sparkles. In our corner of the world Valentine’s Day is a family affair. The best husband on the planet gets up in the wee hours of the morning to decorate the house with hearts, balloons, flowers, and all things Valentine.  When he was old enough to understand, our son was enlisted to help with the decorating and cards. Each of the girls gets a flower, something {Read More}

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I want to encourage you with a bit of history. Valentine’s Day is not a celebration that started with a little naked boy with wings flying around with arrows shooting passion into the hearts of young people. No, the cupid you see on Valentine’s cards in stores everywhere has nothing to do with the real deal. Although no one is absolutely certain how the celebration actually started many point to a certain priest {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Valentine Dinner Party

Create drama and coziness for a Valentine dinner party this year. Pull in your wrought iron table from the deck (wooden or plastic will work well too). Position the table in the living room in front of the fireplace and drape with white sheets. I used three sheets to fully cover the table and cinched the sheets together at the bottom with a ribbon to keep feet from getting tangled. Place a tablecloth on top as the topper. I used {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Family Valentine Dinner

Before we were married, I didn’t like Valentine’s Day all that much.  It seemed like such a romantic thing, but if I didn’t have a date, I felt like I missed out.  But then as a waitress I would watch couples come in, sit quietly, then look at anything except the person they came with.  They wouldn’t talk to each other.  They’d just sit there eating an expensive meal so they could say they’d been out for Valentine’s.  What was {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Cake and cookie designer Ally Plummer shares her recipe for sugar cookies today that’s perfect for a Valentine treat. To add elegance to sugar cookies, frost and monogram with your Valentine’s initial. This is a wonderful gift idea for neighbors.  Attach a note that says, “We are blessed to have you as neighbors.” 2/3 cup shortening, 3/4 cup sugar, 6 ounces butter at room temperature (1 1/2 sticks), 1 egg, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 3 1/2 cups {Read More}

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Fiesta Cheesecake

It may say cheesecake, but don’t let the name fool you–this is not a dessert, it’s actually a dip. Lovely to look at and marvelous to eat, Fiesta Cheesecake is perfect for a tailgate party or a nice buffet table. My mom made Fiesta Cheesecake for the first time years ago for my brother’s wedding reception. It was such a hit that by the time I got to it, it was all gone! Mom makes Fiesta Cheesecake in a heart-shaped {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Romance, Passion, and Deep Love

So often we think about Valentine’s Day being a romantic celebration.  And it is.  However, you can bring so much more depth to that romance in your marriage then just dinner and a dozen red roses. Valentine’s Day is the celebration of marriage.  God created the idea of marriage, at least in part, to represent His intimate relationship with us.  Marriage is a covenant between three, not just two, but we often leave out the main One when we celebrate {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.