Ok, it is a commercial holiday. You hate to give in to Hallmark. Personally I love the thought of dark chocolate and a special meal out. In fact, I don’t know too many women who don’t want to feel appreciated on Valentine’s Day. Especially when they are frantically juggling working and trying to raise a family. If you hate feeling ripped off by restaurants that have expensive set menus for the occasion, don’t go on the actual date, Feb.14th (in case it slipped your mind). Make it the day before or after and reservations may be easier to snag. There is something very nice about having a real date with your partner at a location where there are no children in sight. Where there is no kids menu. It’s just about the two of you. Carving out time is not easy but definitely worth the effort. When you do make that date, give us a call and we’ll send a top notch babysitter for the evening so you don’t have to worry about what’s going on at home. Use Lyft or Uber. Even if it’s just a 4 hour escape to be grownups, with no cares except deciding what to eat and drink. Give yourselves that time to spend alone, remembering when this kind of date wasn’t such a big deal.