How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day as a single mom?
If I had written this post a few years ago, you might have said I didn’t know what I was talking about, but having been single for the past two years, I think I’m “qualified” to write this. Valentine’s Day is a special day to celebrate love and appreciation, and being a single mom or single parent doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. Not having a significant other does not mean that you can’t celebrate the “Day of Love,” because it’s also about loving yourself.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about romantic relationships; it can be a day dedicated to showing yourself and others love, appreciation, and kindness. So, don’t let being single this Valentine’s Day get you down. Instead, use it as a day to celebrate yourself and the amazing things that you do every day!
Many equate Valentine’s Day as a day for lovers, but it’s also about self-love. Self-love is the most important kind of love. As a single mom, it’s essential to make yourself feel special, even if you have to do it alone. Valentine’s Day is also a great opportunity to practice self-care and appreciate all the hard work you put into your life. So, if you’re feeling down about being single on Valentine’s Day, here are some activities that can help lift your spirits and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember:
1. Go Out With Friends
There is no need to sit around wallowing in self-pity and worrying about the what-ifs and what you could have done differently to change things. I used the day to hang out with friends and celebrate myself with a sip and paint! It was great to get my mind off of what could have been and focus on what is happening now. Whether it’s going to a movie, dinner, or just getting ice cream together, it will be a great way to bond with your friends and have fun. Grab your single mom friends and head to the movies, go out for some drinks, or just stay in and watch your favorite shows together. This is a great way to celebrate the holiday with people who understand what it’s like to be a single mom!
2. Spend Time With Your Kids
Valentine’s Day is also the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your children. Last year, I took Madison on an impromptu trip to the mall, and we had so much fun! Take them to their favorite restaurant, go ice skating, or just stay in and watch a movie. Showing your children love and appreciation is the best way to honor the holiday. Whether you want to bake heart-shaped cookies or play a fun game together, creating memories with your little ones will be a cherished experience that will last forever, and an incredible bonding experience that will create memories to last a lifetime!
3. Pamper Yourself
If you’re feeling extra down about being single this Valentine’s Day, take some time for yourself to relax and pamper yourself. Make it a spa day at home by drawing a nice hot bath with scented candles and bubble baths, reading a book while sipping on your favorite beverage, or watching your favorite show. Alternatively, treat yourself to something special like getting your nails done or going shopping for something you’ve been wanting for a while. Taking some time to relax and appreciate yourself is a great way to show your self-love!
4. Treat Yourself
It’s important for moms to take care of themselves too, so don’t forget about treating yourself this Valentine’s Day! Now that you’ve pampered yourself and you’re all feeling good about yourself, it’s time to treat yourself! It doesn’t have to be something extravagant – it can be as simple as buying a cup of coffee or a new pair of shoes. Or consider buying yourself something a bit nicer, like clothing, beauty products, or splurging on that luxury item you’ve been eyeing for the past few years. Treating yourself is a wonderful way to express your appreciation and love for yourself!
5. Give Back
Another way to make the most out of being single on Valentine’s Day is by giving back and volunteering your time. Whether it’s helping at a local soup kitchen, visiting a nursing home, or even offering free babysitting for another single mom in need of a break, this is a great way to give back and spread love within your community. Not only will this benefit someone else, but it will also make you feel good about yourself for doing something nice for others.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, it’s important to remember that being single on Valentine’s Day isn’t the end of the world. That a relationship does not define your worth, and there are many things that are better than being in a relationship. No matter what you choose to do, it’s important to remember that there are so many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, even if you’re single. Enjoy some quality time with your kids and friends, take the opportunity for self-love and pampering, or just treat yourself to something special. This Valentine’s Day might not look like what you were expecting, but it will still be special in its own unique way. Enjoy this special day however you want – because you deserve it! Happy Valentine’s Day!