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A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: Valentine's Day Working Mom Style

As a working mom, having Valentine's Day land on a Friday meant it was very hectic!

Random Thoughts from a Working Mom: An Impractical Valentine's Day Gift

I like Valentine's Day. The whole tribute to love thing really resonates with my romantic spirit. In the past, I have had some great Valentine's memories some of which I have chronicled on this blog.   I also understand that practical and romance don't necessarily go together. When a woman thinks of a romantic gift from her boyfriend, lover, friend with benefits, her first thought isn't to hope that he stays within his budget. Instead, she hopes for something sparkly and decadent and if he truly loves her, something that is a little too much. That hope probably comes from reading too many fairy tales and watching too many romantic comedies. However, if you want a really romantic story that emphasizes the importance of sacrifice, just read O'Henry's Gift of the Magi, which encourages you to sacrifice your most precious possession for love.   The above notwithstanding, I was truly confused when I received the above notice by email encouraging me to

My Lucky Valentine: Blue Nile Giveaway

Make sure you get or give the most incredible Valentine's Day gift by winning this beautifully crafted Heart-Shaped Garnet and Diamond Pendant in 18k white gold from Blue Nile. If you want to be the lucky in love winner, tell Blue Nile about your best or worst Valentine's Day experience when you post your comment on Ebates by 11:59 pm PST, February 14.  Click on the link below for more information. Blue Nile Giveaway  Related articles Blue Nile Jewelry + Badgley Mischka Gown = An Exquisite Penelope Ann Miller (

Girls Know the Truth, But They Don't Always Care...

Last weekend, like many Americans , I saw “He’s Just Not That Into You ”. It reminded me of the many times in my life when I’ve gotten it wrong. Indeed, last year I spent too much time involved with someone who was as complicated as he was intense. I willingly allowed myself to be duped. I wasn't mislead. I made a decision. Throughout our interactions, I knew intuitively that he wasn’t that into me. He wanted me, but not to the extent that wanted. I knew that his declarations of love were mainly admissions of confusion. I understood on a very fundamental level that his distance was intentional. Girls know the truth. I knew the truth. However, I simply didn’t care. I was into him and for a while that was the only thing that mattered. Eventually, if we’re lucky, what we truly want begins to matter more. Fortunately, I was lucky. And, I made some changes... Watching the movie reminded me of the times when I have gotten it right--when what I wanted and what the guy