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Making the Case for Valentine's Day

You don't have to buy into the corporate approach for Valentine's Day, but you do have to do something.

I offered some reasons why in OnParenting. Read the whole article here. Here's an excerpt:

“Sure, Valentine’s Day has become the holiday to hate: it’s contrived, it’s awkward, and yet, full of expectations. But the truth is that intimacy-while-parenting — particularly when your kids are young — is basically all of those things:contrived, awkward, and full of expectations...

“February actually is a great month to check back in with your partner, since the end-of-year busy-ness is passed. We can use the holiday as a reminder that we still have an intimate partner despite the complications of parenthood, perhaps launching us back into a routine of being conscious about our relationship health."