Girls’ Night In–Happy Valentine’s Day!

My Hopeful Romantic Valentine’s Eve Party theme was “Celebrating the Many While Waiting for the One.”  I wanted to honor the women in my life with a Girls’ Night In. How and why I started these parties to survive…even thrive on V-Day is here and here. Keep the menu simple: “Let ’em Eat Cupcakes.”  Cupcakes…

Helping a Guy Out–Love Poems for Valentine’s Day

If you’re a guy and don’t want to write a poem for your girl, give her one of these. You could put your poem in a card, cook dinner for her and place it on her plate, or slip it in a box of candy. Regardless of what most of us say, we love a sweet talker…especially when you mean it.

Valentine’s Day Survival Guide–Pt 2

As I said in Part One yesterday, 2007 I had a new plan and a new attitude for surviving Valentine’s Day. When I was married, it never occurred to me how much I needed women in my life.   I was too buried beneath diapers to change, birthday parties to plan, coupons to clip, papers…

Valentine’s Day Survival Guide–Part 1

My best friend Kim always inadvertently refers to Valentine’s Day as Halloween. Some sort of brain switch she says. Given the terrifying nature of February 14th for many singles, I get it. Just when a girl survives New Year’s Eve, she is stalked by that little hood, Cupid. At least Father Time, a gentleman, plays…