Single Mom’s Guide to Mother’s Day

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When you’re a single mom on Mother’s Day, it’s understandable that you might feel a little odd about celebrating yourself. After all, it’s most likely that you’re going to be the one to have to initiate the festivities of the day. Here’s some tips to keep this day as special as possible:

Remember, You Deserve It

Mother’s Day is about celebrating you. There’s no solidified criteria on who deserves a celebration - whether you are a single mom or even a single dad, this holiday is all about you. Not only are you allowed to be celebrated, but you deserve to enjoy it with no guilt whatsoever!

Let Your Kids Know What You’d Like

Be upfront with your children and let them know just how you’d like to spend your day. It is yours to enjoy, after all.

Orchestrate the Holiday

Since it’s just going to be you and your children, it’s going to be in your hands to see everything through. Find ways for them to celebrate, because they don’t want to feel like they missed this year’s Mother’s Day. For example, you could give them a small budget and let them pick out a special card at the store, or to buy groceries and prepare you a special meal, depending on how old they are.

Make a Gift Together

A great bonding experience - and one that will let your kids get a great gift for you - is an arts and crafts project. You could make a collage of family moments, for example, or a scrapbook for older children.

Honor Yourself

While your kids want to do their best to make sure you have a special day, one of the most important things is for you to honor yourself. Reflect on your personal feelings. What do you love about being a mother? What is your favorite memory within your family? It’s also important to decompress and take everything in. It’ll help you appreciate your life, parenthood, and the special day even more.

Every year, Mother’s Day is a celebration of one of the strongest people in everyone’s lives. Even though you may be alone in your journey through parenting, your kids can still honor you accordingly. Have a happy Mother’s Day this year!

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