New York Family Friendly Restaurants

Your Family’s Culinary Guide To Dining Out In NYC

Whether you’re a New York City or visiting MavenMomma.  If you want everyone happy with their meal without too sugary, kiddie, or cantankerous of a culinary experience-this list is for you.

Buttermilk Channel 

524 Court Street Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY 
718-852-8490

Buttermilk Channel is the American Bistro du jour in Carroll Gardens.  Just check out Instagram for photos of people and plates gives you a taste of what is in store for you at this hot spot.    At brunch, the specialties include Short Rib Hash and Pecan Pie French Toast.  Signature dinner dishes are Fried Chicken with Cheddar waffles and the Duck Meatloaf. 

The full bar serves seasonal signature and classic cocktails, American and French wine, beer and cider. 

A reservation here is a must and for extra busy times, roll with an umbrella stroller or leave the stroller at home.  Request outdoor seating, weather permitted.

Dinosaur Barbecue Harlem

790 W. 125 St. Harlem, NY 
212-694-1777

When I lived in the New York area Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, was one of my spots for gatherings with friends and kids.  As a momma with southern roots the traditional barbecue, sides, and fresh lemonade were a taste of home.  Good food, southern hospitality, and ample space, plus various locations throughout the New York Area. Add this one to your list of Family Friendly Faves.

Serendipity 3

225 East 60th Street NY, NY

Go for the Frozen Hot Chocolate and the classic New York feel. It gets crowded so leave the stroller elsewhere if possible.  

Sushi Yasaka

251 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023
212-496-8460

I introduced my kids to Japanese cuisine at Sushi Yasaka.  After an afternoon at the Natural History Museum, it became our go-to dinner spot with the agreement that they try something new on each visit.  While they always fall back to their faves of miso and tuna rolls, momma could order the Omakase and let the girls taste their “something new” from my selection. Great staff who offered friendly suggestions knowing I wanted my babies exposed different foods.  Make a reservation and go early to avoid the crowds. Then sit back and enjoy excellent sushi in zen, until your kids are anxiously ready to go.

Alice’s Tea Cup

102 West 73rd Street NY, NY
917-474-8950

After a morning at the Met and walking like an Egyptian, my girls and I typically have tea at this neighborhood and comfortable tea house. My kids and I like to point out all the storybook references we find as we dine on delicious scones, flavorful tea and a variety of finger sandwiches. For Tea, go with the Madhatter Tea for a full breadth of what they offer.

Fornino

Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY
718-422-1107

A quintessential part of any NYC family dining experience. It is New York tourist nirvana.  Located at Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park on a rooftop, so it boasts an incredible view of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.  It gets crowded, and there will be plenty of families around you (local and tourist), which is excellent as the kids tend to cross-play in this communal dining setting.  Amazing views, check. Family friendly, check. Delicious pizza, mangia!    Open seasonally, May through October, if gets chilly in the evening so bring a sweater for those babies!  

Jack’s Wife Freda

50 Carmine Street NY, NY
646-669-9888

The Carmine Street location of Jack’s Wife Freda is the perfect New York Neighborhood bistro where you will find American cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Chill food in a chill environment with delicious cocktails on mix this is a great staple for any MavenMomma and her family to enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner, 7 days a week.

Landmarc

10 Columbus Circle, 3rd Fl NY, NY 
212-343-3883

Bistro Fair in a kid-friendly yet not overtly kiddie environment is my favorite way to dine with my girls. I also love that Landmarc is located in the Time Warner Center between the view of Central Park South and momma’s bag of tricks my kids never get antsy during a meal. Also, the front of Landmarc has been the scene of a couple of impromptu ballet as we are awaiting dessert.

Imperial Palace

13613 37th Ave, Flushing, NY 
212-837-1021

My fondest family-friendly meals were at Imperial Palace where, early on, my little ones would gum on pancakes while the adults enjoyed our Cantonese favorites. Their deep fried pig skin reminded us of granny’s chicharron.  Our main order was always the Dungeness crab rice which was the reason we went, and we typically finished with Peking duck.  We tended to over order so that we can try specialties in addition to our favorites-made the best leftovers. Lunch the next day was always spectacular.  Tip: the bathrooms are insanely small (2 stalls) for the restaurant’s size. Make the kids go before they are screaming how bad they have to pee.

The Palm Court

Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
212-759-3000 or 888-850-0909

Alright, I know we already have tea on our list of spots in New York, but that is one is neighborhood tea.  This selection is quintessential HIGH tea!  When in New York one of my favorite things to with my girls is High Tea at Palm Court (in New York’s Plaza Hotel. Part of the fun of having little girls is getting fancy with them, and High Tea is one of the ways we get fancy. Go, sit, and let the good times and goodies be served.  Daily from 12pm – 4:45pm (last seating is at 4:30pm).  Choose from The New Yorker, The Champagne or the Children’s Eloise (peanut butter and jelly on the menu) Tea.

What are some of your favorite family restaurants in NYC?  Share with other momma’s below to inspire!  Also, check out MavenMomma tips for Vacationing with Kids.

 

Momma’s Seven Closet Necessities

After I had my babies, I had to tweak my wardrobe, a tidbit.  The sexy heels went to the back of my closet and out came my hot over the knee, FLAT boots instead. Because you know, running after kids all day long just couldn’t be done in high heels. My tight tanks got loosened, and I started rocking my Mr. Roger’s cardigan – two sizes too large, on repeat! God knows I didn’t want that postpartum tummy busting out. But my postpartum boobies, well I play those up. By adjusting my daily wear, I kept my Maven style intact, while simultaneously making it work for the momma.

The thing is, when you’re a mom, you can hardly have enough time to scratch your head for yourself, let alone the elaborate routines one requires to figure out personal style and fashion trends. I wake up in the morning 30 minutes before I get my girls up for school. Which means I have 30 minutes to shower, dress and primp. Okay, I don’t actually have time to primp, but I put forth a little effort.  So, I keep it simple yet stylish. How? Simple style requires a simple wardrobe. Here are seven classically simple items that are MavenMomma Must Haves!

#1 A Simple Little Black Dress

Shift or wrap, a simple black dress is a must have in any woman’s wardrobe.  For a busy momma, a little black dress it is a must-have! This closet necessity looks good on everyone and makes for effortless chic when you need to get ready in a hurry.  My favorite little black dresses is My 2662 Gwendolyn Swiss Cotton Dress I love the way I feel in this dress, with its breezy and comfortable material plus the asymmetrical hem that gives a hint of drama.  I play the dramatic flair up or down with flats, heels, silver, gold, or pearls. This dress can be worn whenever and wherever.  It is my go-to when I need to get it going.

mavenmomma in 2662 New York

#2 A Button Down

I love rocking a classic button-down with a pair of jeans and flats or layered on top of a graphic t-shirt with leggings and a cute pair of sneaks.  A classic button down is a great way to keep it simple or tre chic! I found my fave button down in the men’s section at Wasteland Resale shop.   I include some solid choices below in the Must Haves Shopping List!

Target White Shirt

 

Target Women’s Long Sleeve Camden Button-Down Shirt1

#3 The Perfect Tote

Every Momma needs the right tote bag.  We have our stuff and our kid’s stuff to carry around after all.  For me, the perfect tote closes. I mean, momma has stuff I need to keep in my bag.  I like width and depth, plus some inside pockets are necessary, especially one size for my cell phone and my lip gloss.  More options below in MavenMomma must haves!

#4 A Jumpsuit

I am obsessed with a jumper.  What’s not to love? I don’t have to worry about the right top with the right bottom, on those days where I can barely pull myself together before my girls are up and ready to be momma-ed.  For example, my denim jumpsuit is my amusement park uniform. It is perfect to jump in with my sneakers and party the day away with my girls.

Demin Jumper

 

Topshop Denim Utility Boilersuit

#5 A Dark Cardigan

Cardigans have never done me wrong. Remember that Mr. Roger’s sweater that I rocked after I had my babies?    I still wear them short or tunic, navy or black they are an element of my style. Functional, for layering and cute for me.

#6 Jeans That Fit

A good pair of jeans is what every woman needs in her life, but not every woman can wear every jean. I found my perfect jean fit by trial and error, after I admited to myself that I needed to give up my pre-baby jeans.  I realized that darker washes were more flattering on my child-bearing hips. Bonus!  My kid’s little handprints are less likely to show on a darker wash. I ditched the skinny fit for the comfy slim-fit, and I do love high waisted mom jeans. I found Paige and Mother denim styles that work for my body type.  But that is just me. Start your mission for the perfect jeans at a dept store like Nordstrom where you can try on various kinds of jeans by several brands. Oh! and be sure to take a fellow maven along, who will tell you when you are wearing wrong!

#7 Ballerina Shoes

Time and motherhood bring about change.  One of my most significant body change was that my feet never went back to pre-baby size.  And while going up a shoe size is not the reason I wear a lot of flats now, the fact that I could no longer fit my shoes was an excuse to restock my shoe shelves.  I thought before bought new shoes. What did I need and what would I really rock? I was always brought back to comfy and cute flats. My faves? A fun leopard pair of Lanvin slippers I found on The Real Real and my latest:

Flats

 

Ranch Deviled Eggs

Just a little something to whip up thanks to all the eggs you will have left over this Easter! Your family and guests will love these Ranch Deviled Eggs.

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Homemade Biscuits Made with Coconut Oil

Homemade biscuits are a quick way to make a stellar breakfast or brunch.  And with 20 minutes of prep and about 15-20 minutes to bake, it is one of my Simple Sunday favorites! 

When I forced myself to stop baking with shortening it was a pretty traumatic ordeal, I mean Southern roots stay with you. But for my family’s health, it had to be done… I bake too much to continue to make exceptions.  At any rate, I went straight to all butter recipes and of course as anyone who bakes will tell you that does not cut it.  My biscuits would turn out too rich and at times oily and when I cut back on the butter we ended up with bricks for breakfast.  I eventually tried coconut oil and after several tries (practice makes perfect) I ended making my yummiest biscuits ever!  Light and fluffy on the inside with a crispy crust on the outside and just a hint of Coconut flavor.  

My Granny would be proud!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Iodized table salt
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil (melted-make sure it is not hot when you pour into the mixture)
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F and grease (lightly) a 12-inch x 9-inch baking sheet with coconut oil.
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.  
  • Use fork to fold in the oil
  • Add buttermilk until you create a solid dough
  • Knead dough (fold in half and squish) for 2 minutes
  • Roll dough out flat on a lightly floured surface- until about 1-inch thick
  • Cut biscuits
  • Place on baking sheet
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown
  • I usually take a pat of butter and coat the top of each biscuit after I take from the oven

How to Vacation with Kids and Keep Your Sanity

I remember my first family vacation, I had this moment of sad clarity that I would not be chilling.  Momma, does not get the chance to chill on family get aways very often. Then I turned back to one screaming baby as the other snatched her snack. You better believe my next vacation I planned different and better. Oh sure snacks would still get snatched! However, now I make sure that I get solo time during family vacations.

In addition to planning my solo time, I plan for the inevitable and the perhaps. Then I come up solutions and back up plans. 

That’s just how this MavenMomma’s mind works!  No doubt traveling with kids is A LOT. By thinking ahead and some trial and error I have some relaxing trips that everyone, including myself, enjoy. Here are a few tips for traveling with kids without needing a vacation when you return.

It Starts with the right destination

Resorts Matter

When looking for a hotel, balance budget, and accommodations.

Search for the kid and budget-friendly hotels with activities everyone can enjoy. Hotels with kid’s clubs or daycare options are always a plus, and a pool is a must.  Double check to make sure there is a lifeguard on duty full time. This will take a lot of stress off your shoulders and allow you to relax poolside while your kids splash around. We, of course, watch our kids, but at least momma will have an extra pair of eyes looking out for our little ones.  Some of my favorite vacations are those where I could have a blast with my babies, then drop them at a kid’s club to go do something for me.

Family Friendly Vacation Recommendations

Atlantis was my first solo vacation with my girls and we had a blast! Our room, in the Royal tower,  was lovely, but I don’t recall much about the room, as we only really slept there. My girls and I pretended to be mermaids,  in the the lazy river , explored Aquaventure, and enjoyed water sports on the Reef Atlantis.  We also visited the 14-acre dolphin habitat and education center. I felt at ease leaving my girls at Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA) which is super secure and fun. My kids eventually asked when they could go back during our stay. For ages 3 to 12 AKA invites kids to choose their own adventure within themed spaces designed specifically for children’s Atlantis imagination and enjoyment. Hosted by a staff Adventure Guides ready to help with culinary lessons, interactive electronic art, theater, outdoor play – and more.

For mommas and daddies, there is shopping, golf, Aura, a nightclub from the operators of Hakkasan Group; and the 30,000 square-foot flagship Mandara Spa.

It is Disney, what’s not to love right? Well here is the thing, while I find Disney World a bit overwhelming and more like an excursion, Disney’s Aulani in Ko Olina, Hawai’i, is my idea of a good family balance. My kids got to enjoy Disney Magic with the character events, meet and greets, and themed areas, and I got to disappear and go have some fun or just relax while my kids were with Auntie- Aunty’s Beach House.

The other thing I love about this resort is the ability to be more budget conscious. I had groceries delivered before arrival, and we had some meals in rooms saving up for those character meals which are a must.

Located on the lux Seven Mile Beach. You can spend time relaxing or having beach fun with the family. Adults can enjoy a round of golf-I was informed it is a challenging course. I would not know, catch me on the beach or in the spa.

At the Ritz Grand Cayman you will luxuriate, no matter what you do.  Here, you will experience top-notch service in paradise, it is the Ritz Carlton, afterall. 

I will note that through their kid’s program (Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ambassadors Kids), my girls became little oceanographers-fun while learning. Our getaway to the Grand Cayman will forever be vacation GOAT.

Now that you have a destination,  let's book a flight!

Travel at The Right Time

Consider flight times. We all know what happens when schedules are disrupted, it can lead to a very cranky kid and stressed out momma. Try your best to avoid red-eye flights since they are after bedtime. Just getting on the plane and settled will usually be a complete shit show.

Instead, try to schedule a flight that is right around your child’s naptime or for longer flights before bedtime. Depending on flight time I try to give my kids breakfast, lunch, or dinner just before the flight, go to the restroom and board the airplane. This way, they will already be relaxed and more likely to doze off during the flight. When my girls outgrew naps, I would let them run the airport halls, yeah I am that momma. Exercise then food preceding the flight helps wear them out, the perfect way for a kid to travel

Choose the Right Seat

I learned the hard way to pick my seats in advance for the flight. At purchase, I ended up with seat assignments all over the plane for myself and my family. No, airlines do not automatically seat you together. According to, USA Today, “In 2016, Congress passed a law requiring airlines to seat families with children together without charging them more. But the Transportation Department hasn’t written the required regulation and seems unlikely to do so anytime soon.” Most flights don’t have a problem with letting you pick your own seats, but you may need to reserve them months in advance. Without proper planning, you could end up paying extra to sit as a family. When I have booked a flight, last minute, I usually end up with seats apart from my kids. In those cases, I call the airline to find out if our seat assignment can be switched. If I strike out there, I arrive at the gate early and request the gate agents help.

One other note regarding seating…while most passengers may prefer to sit as far away from the plane bathroom as possible, being only a few rows away does have its benefits. If you know, you’ll likely be making frequent bathroom breaks with your children, sitting nearby the facilities will be a huge convenience.

Pack Practically and Purposefully

The first time I traveled with my oldest daughter, she was 6 Months. I packed each one of her cute little outfits, right down to socks, in its own baggie. She and I shared one medium suitcase. I nursed her right before the flight took off. I leaned back, momma thought I was boss! Then my second lovely daughter came along, she would have me singing softly into her ear the entire flight!

By the time I was traveling with two on my own, it was a different story. I brought the basics. I always tried to figure out how to get more out of less. I went from one med suitcase to one large and one med. I soon learned that over-packing is the kick off to a stressful vacation. So, I broke it down!

What MavenMomma Packs?

First, by considering how many days I would be away from home. A couple of days did not mean five different outfits for each baby girl!

Think about whether you’ll have access to a washer and dryer once you reach your destination. If yes, pack less and plan to wash before returning home. This will make unpacking quicker and easier when you arrive back home. Designate a separate bag specifically for dirty laundry so these items won’t get mixed in with everything else. Set aside a complete outfit for each child per day, including an extra set in case of an accident or spill – that outfit goes in your carry on. Also, be sure to pack for activities: swimwear, skiwear, whatever you need.

Don’t forget to set aside a comfortable outfit for travel days for each child. Loose-fitting clothes or even PJs for evening flights are a great idea. When kids are cozy and comfortable, they act comfy and cozy. Plus, these days you don’t need to sacrifice a cute outfit for comfort. I am a huge fan of Tea Collection for style and comfort. Also, I do love The Gap’s sale rack for PJ’s and t-shirt. Again, be sure to pack that extra set of clothes in our carry on, just in case of spills and/or lost luggage.

What to Keep in your Carryon Bag

Your carryon bag will be “momma’s bag of tricks” and the key to a successful flight with children. Keep plenty of snacks on hand to keep your child chill-ish throughout the journey. Try to choose goodies that are mess-free, easily contained, and won’t end up all over the plane’s floor.

Include a few toys or games to entertain your child and keep them sitting in their seat-fidget spinners and hand puzzles get high marks from my babies and myself. A tablet for watching movies or playing games will keep the kiddos mesmerized for hours. If you’d prefer to keep screen time to a minimum, pack some coloring books and crayons or a book or two to keep them distracted.

Don’t forget to pack your child’s favorite comfort item, whether that be a blanket, pacifier, or stuffed animal. This way you won’t be caught in a precarious situation with a tired child who can’t sleep without their go-to toy.

I like to make a list of the little things that are easy to forget but that my family can’t be without. For example, our medication(s), small toiletries, wet wipes, headphones, chargers, and a change of clothes for everyone including myself. I bring an emergency black t-shirt for me. 

Remember, relaxed, entertained, and feed is the key to traveling with kids. So, kick back, order a drink once in flight, and the kids are zoned out on their electronics. Unless you are nursing than just remember, you won’t always be nursing.

Make Time for Yourself

Keep in mind that this is a vacation for you too! Try to carve out a portion of the trip that is just for you. This might be a few hours at the spa or a nice dinner out with your man. This way, you too can return from your vacation feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!

Remember when momma is happy… Everyone is happy!

Single Woman’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Тhеrе’s nо еsсаріng thе sіgns; cаrd shорs аrе аblаzе wіth rеd hеаrts, rоsеs аnd tеddу bеаrs, flоrіsts аrе tаkіng еаrlу оrdеrs, аnd rеstаurаnts аrе bооkіng uр fаst. Yеs, Vаlеntіnе’s Dау hаs арреаrеd оn thе hоrіzоn аnd іs nоw hеаdіng tоwаrds us аt а gаllор.

Lеt’s fасе іt, whеthеr уоu’rе sіnglе аnd hарру, sіnglе аnd оn thе hunt, іn thе fіrst thrоеs оf lоvе оr sеttlеd іntо а lоng tеrm rеlаtіоnshір, thе dау саn bе а nіghtmаrе. Тhеrе аrе sо mаnу hurdlеs tо оvеrсоmе thаt Vаlеntіnе’s Dау саn trір uр еvеn thе mоst аrdеnt оf lоvеrs.

I started to write this article from a Single Momma’s perspective, then realized momma or not if you are a single woman, you are probably asking yourself…

Should I ignore it or learn to adore it?

Vаlеntіnе’s Dау аnd thе Sіnglе Wоmаn

How many of us worry ‘Wіll аnуоnе sеnd mе аnуthіng?’  Аftеr аll, іf thе роstmаn wаlks strаіght раst уоur dооr оn thе fоurtееnth mоrnіng іn Fеbruаrу, іt’s еаsу tо fееl unlоvеd. Еvеn іf уоu’rе реrfесtlу fіnе wіth bеіng frее аnd sіnglе еvеrу оthеr dау оf thе уеаr.

Ѕо, іf уоu еndеd uр сrуіng іntо уоur сосоа аt fіvе tо mіdnіght lаst уеаr, bесаusе уоu fіnаllу hаd tо аdmіt tо уоursеlf thаt thе flоrіst rеаllу wаs’nt gоіng tо арреаr wіth а surрrіsе bunсh оf flоwеrs, thеn dо sоmеthіng dіffеrеnt thіs уеаr!

Сеlеbrаtе Wіth Yоur Κіds

Іf уоu’rе а sіnglе momma, сеlеbrаte Vаlеntіnе’s Dау wіth уоur kіds. Маkе іt а sресіаl dау аnd hаvе sоmе quаlіtу fаmіlу tіmе. Teach your kids to show love.  Start a tradition of leaving each other “I love you because notes” Іnсоrроrаtе а nеw trаdіtіоn lіkе gоіng ісе skаtіng, bаkіng and decorating сuрсаkеs, dоіng а сrаft, оr make it a party and do аll оf thе аbоvе!  I mean, what better  Vаlеntіnе than our babies?

Сеlеbrаtе wіth Frіеnds

А fаntаstіс wау tо sреnd Vаlеntіnе’s Dау іs wіth а grоuр оf sіnglе frіеnds. Gо оut tо еаt оr stау hоmе аnd wаtсh а gаmе. Ноst а dіnnеr раrtу оr bіngе wаtсh а rіdісulоusly fun ТV shоw. Yоu саn сеlеbrаtе tоgеthеr thе јоуs оf bеіng unаttасhеd! Frіеnds аrе јust аs іmроrtаnt аs а lоvе іntеrеst.

Gо оn аn аdvеnturе

Таkе уоur kіds оn аn оutіng thаt іnvоlvеs аn еlеmеnt оf аdvеnturе, suсh аs zір-lіnіng, gоіng оn а stеер hіkе оr strоllіng thrоugh thе wооds. Тhеrе mау bе sоmе соmрlаіnіng аt thе stаrt, but а shаrеd аdvеnturе wіll strеngthеn уоur bоnd. Gо fоr іt!

Vіsіt аn еldеr

Іs thеrе а rеlаtіvе оr nеіghbоr whо соuld bеnеfіt frоm sоmе vаlеntіnеs аnd gооd сhееr? Оrgаnіzе а visit those older relatives and neighbors or visit a senior community with those baked goods and crafts you so lovingly created! Make someone else smile аnd rеmіnd уоu аnd уоur kіds оf thе sеnsе оf fulfіllmеnt thаt соmеs frоm соnnесtіng and doing for оthеrs.

Lоvе оn оthеrs

Give a little love, and it all comes back to you!  Thіnk уоu dоn’t hаvе tіmе fоr to lavish adoration on others? You are so busу mаnаgіng wоrk аnd/or сhіldrеn’s sсhеdulеs that you can barely squееzе іn time fоr уоursеlf. I get it!  So make it fun meaningful, and don’t go overboard. Оnе ехаmрlе, mау bе to shоw uр аt your kid’s school with сhосоlаtеs for the office staff. Аnоthеr ехаmрlе іs tо wrіtе thаnk уоu nоtеs tо just a handful of people you meant to thank for the last month.  Okay, so you are two weeks off, but what a perfect way to clean that up than with Valentine’s notes of appreciation!

Rеmеmber, being single is not a bad thing. 

Ѕurе, bеіng іn lоvе іs nісе аnd іt саn fееl аmаzіng tо fіnаllу feel a love song when you hear it. Вut tаkе sоlасе іn thе fасt thаt уоur tіmе сеlеbrаtіng Vаlеntіnе’s Dау wіth sоmеоnе уоu lоvе wіll соmе. Shіft уоur реrсерtіоn to tіmе аlоnе іs well spent.  Cоnsіdеr, уоur tіmе аs а sіnglе woman аs аn іnvеstmеnt in you аnd an opportunity to get to know yourself before you add another person to the mix.  Trust me; you are bеttеr рrераrеd fоr а sеrіоus rеlаtіоnshір when you love yourself so much you don’t accept anything and everything!  

Yоu’ll nеvеr rеgrеt tаkіng tіmе саrіng fоr уоursеlf. Наvіng hаd thіs tіmе аlоnе wіll mаkе thе nехt Vаlеntіnе’s Dау уоu shаrе wіth а sресіаl sоmеоnе аll thе mоrе swееtеr. So learn to adore Valentine’s Day and take it as an opportunity to show gratitude for all the love you have! Whatever you choose to do, rеfusе tо gеt bоggеd dоwn іn thоughts оf bеіng “аlоnе.”  Cеlеbrаtе you and all loved ones!