The Single Mom’s Guide to Celebrate Mother’s Day

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Published on May 9th, 2015 | by Joan Makai

Be honest. If you’re a single mother with young kids in tow, you kind of forget a lot of things which does not revolve around your children right? You kind of forget there’s a special day on the month of May which celebrates your motherhood. And if someone does remind you of it, you’d sigh and try to forget it again.


That’s because a lot of women don’t really expect anything from their children on mother’s day. It’s usually the husband who gives that special gift in a box or that bouquet of roses or that sumptuous dinner at home during this day to celebrate the wife’s role as mother.

But single moms don’t have husbands to do that so they trudge along with their responsibilities while dreading the second Sunday of May.

Well, snap out of it at once!

You’re a mother. You’re a hero. Your children think so. Everyone – even your ex-husband or baby’s daddy – thinks so. And this is why you should treat yourself on this day. Who cares if you have no man in tow, it’s your day. Make the most of it.


Ask yourself what you want to do. Don’t think twice about it. You’ve been waking up early, preparing breakfast for your kids, taking them to school, helping them with their home works, fixing up after them, etc. You deserve a break.

Do you want alone time? Go call your ex and tell him that you’ll leave your kids with him so you can celebrate this day. Tell him you’ll do the same for him on Father’s day too. If he’s that big of a pain in the ‘you-know-what’, maybe your parents or siblings can help.

Go shopping. Get a whole body massage. Sit for an hour for a foot spa with manicure and pedicure. Have your hair curled or dyed or straightened. Join a yoga class. Make yourself the best cup of hot chocolate and read a book. Try that lamb masala recipe you saw online but you can’t cook because your kids won’t appreciate it. Go out with your other single mom friends. Sleep all day. The list is endless.

If you want to be with your children on this special day, then by all means go ahead and spend it with them. Take them to the movies. Go to their favorite restaurant or introduce them to your favorite restaurant. Bring them to the park. Do whatever you want.

It’s mother’s day. It’s your day. Celebrate it anyway you want because you’re a mom and you deserve it.

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