I often wonder if Mother’s Day feels for single mums a bit like Valentine’s Day does for singles?
AKA ‘You are doing the whole awareness day alone!’
I look at single mums with infants and small children and wonder, “Who cheer’s them on?”
“Who acknowledges all the hard work they are doing?”
I often think that in a two parent family the goal of kids is divide and conquer and in single parent families it is to wear you out, so you say, “Yes” to everything they want.
It is hard work being a parent.
But on this day of awareness, who champions the single mums?
I look at friends who are single parenting and I take my hat off to them on this day of Motherhood awareness.
Often they have had to be the one who has had to organise the selfie present; cook and prepare food; think up the activities that will communicate a touch of endearment.
Kids are very loving and very endearing but they don’t always understand on Mother’s Day they are meant to be extra endearing. If they are little they really don’t get it all.
I think single mothers are amazing, courageous and demonstrate a steadfast heart.
This Mother’s Day I simply want to say thank you.
Thank you for loving your littles, for positioning your heart towards steadfastness.
Fearlessly celebrate motherhood!
Raising another human being is the toughest job in the world.
I think it is the most important job in the world.
Life isn’t perfect but you choose to be present.
I love you for it!
Here are my top tips for single mums on Mother’s Day.
Set up a play date with another single mum.
If you think you are the only single mum dealing with Mother’s Day blues, think again!
Reach out to a friend and go for a play date. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. The point is to hang with people who get it.
2. Leave a gift on a friends doorstep
Everyone loves a gift elf. Leave a note, some seeds, house baked sweets on a friends doorstep. On a bluey day giving to other’s can still be the best medicine.
3. Pick up the phone and wish a single mum, “Happy Mother’s Day.”
There are mother’s in our life who we have to ring to wish, “Happy Mother’s Day” to, but take the time to ring a single mum and tell her she is doing an amazing job.
4. Join me in the cafe for breakfast.
I love making room for one more at my table. Maybe you simply don’t want to be on your own this year. Maybe it is just too hard. Join me for breakfast. I have 10 free vouchers to breakfast First in first serve. Breakfast starts from 8:30am. We have some gorgeous mums who will be your host.
Simply fill out the contact form or email me at [email protected]
Maybe you know of a mum who needs dobbing on. Let us know about them and we’ll surprise and delight them. xxx
5. Have some YOU time in Kids Paradise.
Whether you are a single parent or not there are times when we simply want to rip our hair out if we don’t get some alone time. And an hour can do miracles when you’ve reached your breaking point. So this Mother’s Day we are offering free admission into Kids Paradise. So come and have a coffee, munch on a muffin and read a book whilst they play. We will have a Guided Play person on site over mother’s day.
I am sure single mums you have some amazing tips on surviving Mother’s Day so please share.
We love you, we think you are doing an amazing job and we love your steadfast heart.
“Happy Mother’s Day!”