Homemade Cookbooks: How to Make Your Own Recipe Book

Having debated with my husband for the umpteenth time about whether to give a store-bought cake or a bouquet of flowers as gifts to both my mom and mother-in-law for their birthdays (we sent them flowers and a card last year) a few months ago, it dawned on me that I had been putting so little effort into my gifts year in and year out — so this year, I had to come up with more meaningful gift ideas for my mom and mother-in-law who love cooking.

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 Three Valentine’s Day Cures

Guest Posting by Wendy Strgar, author of Love That Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy, and founder of Good Clean Love

“The art of love… is largely the art of persistence.”  ~Albert Ellis

There are two very valuable lessons about love that could be a cure for our broken relationships and dissatisfying sex lives:  Love does not come made to order; and we must be willing to ask for what we want. These two common misunderstandings about the limits of our relationships can wreak havoc in the development and maturity of many long-term partnerships. Maybe it is the fault of reading too many romantic novels or being brought up in an Ozzie & Harritet-like culture of happily ever after, but the sad and happy truth of real and lasting loving relationships is that we don’t have control over how other people love us. This truth becomes very clear when it’s combined with the belief that other people should know what we feel (or want) from love without having to tell them – and suddenly – the brokenness of our collective love lives.

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How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

This is a sponsored post written by Daily Mom on behalf of The Heart Truth®. All opinions are 100% of Daily Mom.

For over a decade, The Heart Truth program has been constantly striving to make women more aware of the risks connected with heart disease, the #1 killer of women in the US.

Created by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, The Heart Truth has been encouraging women to take care of their heart health, control potential risk factors, and live in a heart-healthy way since 2002. Learn how to help spread awareness and give a gift #FromTheHeart that can help your loved ones lead a better and more heart-healthy life.

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Naughty Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2016

This year, instead of chocolates and flowers, how about you consider spicing up your Valentine’s Day a bit with gifts that you can take with you to the bedroom. It is a great way to share some quality time with the one you love while connecting on a deeper level. We can help you with all you need to plan an exciting, yet sensual evening with everything you need right down to the sheets.

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Fashion and Beauty Gifts for Valentine’s Day

A woman really glows when she can feel beautiful on the inside and out. If you want to give a Valentine gift this year to show the woman in your life just how gorgeous she is to you, we have some amazing ideas here to choose from. With lots of options such as perfume, accessories, even hand made soap, you can find a gift worthy of all the beauty your Valentine brings to your world!

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14 Boy-Approved DIY Valentines

While no busy mom and family has tons of time for yet another project to add to our lists, we’re here to prove that DIY Valentines don’t have to be a burdensome chore. We also wanted to keep in mind that boys don’t always like to give friends mushy love notes, so these Valentines will please both outgoing, social butterflies as well as your more reserved prince. You and your kids will love to get your creative juices flowing making these simple, from-the-heart Valentines for friends, family and teachers. 

To assist in skipping the store-bought variety, we’ve compiled our favorite DIY Valentines that will help your little Cupid share the love. 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Women 2016

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you have come to Daily Mom looking for gift ideas for a woman in your life, you have come to the right place! What woman wouldn’t love something sweet and meaningful to show her how much she is loved? We have put together some of the most thoughtful Valentine’s gifts that we guarantee any woman will fall in love for.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Men 2016

Before you know it, Superbowl Sunday will soon be behind us and Valentine’s Day will be right around the corner. Men always say that women are so difficult to shop for. Well, we adamantly disagree. There are a plethora of gifts that are almost always a hit with women but for men it seems that they often say they “don’t care” when asked what they might enjoy for this holiday. Peruse our gift guide for some great ideas for what to get the man in your life this year. We have combined an eclectic mix of items so there is surely something that will suit his fancy, no matter how difficult he seems to be to shop for. After all, gift cards just don’t cut it for Valentine’s Day, so it is time to be a bit unique!

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas For The Whole Family

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about little kids trading treats at school and young lovers making romantic dinner plans with hidden boxes of jewelry and bouquets of roses. This Valentine’s Day, bring your family together for a meal that’s becoming more and more of a novelty than a common occurrence: breakfast. We’ve pulled together some fun, simple recipes and love-themed foods that your entire family will enjoy.

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3 At-Home Valentine Dates: Save VS Splurge

It’s time to start thinking of your plans for Valentine’s Day. If you’re lucky enough to be able to get a babysitter, then by all means, take that route and have a night out on the town. But, if the kiddos are stuck home with you on this romantic evening or if you just want to bypass the reservations, lovey-dovey crowds, and take a less traditional approach to your Valentine’s date, then we are here to help. We have come up with three fun and romantic Valentine’s Day date ideas that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

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Cute as a Bug Valentines

 cute as a bug valentines

The most special Valentines are ones that come from the heart. So, why not make some easy, customized Valentine’s Day cards with your child that let their personality shine through? Making simple Valentines is a fun way to give family and friends an extra smile. Plus, what could be cuter than your own little bug making little Valentine’s Day bugs? Even if “crafty” isn’t exactly your middle name, with these adorable and easy Valentines, it doesn’t need to be!

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