A Simple Valentine's Day

Family Time For Valentine's

For some people, Valentine’s Day means extravagant gifts… but that’s not for me.

The best gift I have ever received has been the love of family, and any chance I get to spend with them means more to me than anything money could ever buy.  Some people always ask me what I want for whatever upcoming holiday, and my answer is always the same: more family time.

I am pretty sure I will never get tired of that.

If you are like us, and you would rather spend a day or two with family, then I have three suggestions for you that could work for any given day:

1. Have a nice dinner with the family. 
Whether you decide to go out or cook a huge meal for your family, it is important for include everyone. And for us, that means even our pup. We always have a pleasant experience at Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, and the waiters love Rocky. They always bring their friends over to introduce them to Rocky. You can read all about of our experience at Lime Fresh Mexican Grill over here.

2. Take a trip to a local park.
Head to a local park with your family to walk around and enjoy the beauty of nature. One thing living in South Florida has taught us is that life is a lot better when you can enjoy the simple things in life. Although we visit different parks together as a family, Jeff and I both agree that Vista View Park is our favorite so far. There is so much to do and if you go right before sunset you get a great view on top of the hill as it sets.

3. Relax on the couch.
As a mom, there are little moments you really get to spend lounging around. Whether you work outside of your home or not, you need time to re-energize. Taking a few minutes from your busy day is important to your sanity, and to the sanity of others.

How will you be celebrating your Valentine’s Day? Share in a comment below! 

Former B2B editor and marketing manager turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social. When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy. If you have any questions or would like to connect, feel free to reach out via email: tima@motherhoodthroughmyeyes.com


  • emma

    Hi from #MommyMeetUpMondays! This sounds like the perfect Valentine's Day to me! Actually, it's what I usually ask for when Mother's Day rolls around 🙂

  • Fatima Lora

    Hi Emma. I'm the SAME way. I like to treat holidays like any other day — even my birthdays. Some people think it's weird, but it's what I like. 🙂 Hope you're having a wonderful week!

  • Brandyn Blaze

    This makes me smile. People tend to lose sight of the importance of family and enjoying the simple things in life together. I typically prefer slow-going relaxing days with my family to just about anything!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays! Hope to see you again next week!

  • Fatima Lora

    I hear ya. It's not easy, especially with all the "sales" and discounted prices at restaurants, but I would rather spend quality time with my family showing them how much they mean to me. I try to do it every day, but sometimes you get so caught up with everyday life that you forget to do so. I'll definitely join next week. 🙂

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