Mother's Day, Single MomMother’s Day can be especially trying for newly single moms. Now that you are on your own it can seem just like any other day But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some fun ways to make it special.

  1. Do something you and your kids enjoy.
    When my children were younger we would each pick our favorite activity and write them on a slip of paper. I made sure all the choices were something that was relaxing and fun for everyone. We’d put them in a grab bag. Then I got to draw the winning activity.
  2. Treat yourself to a spa treatment.
    It’s one of the best me-time pamperings you can do and it doesn’t have to be expensive. One of my favorite websites is spaweek.com. They’ve always got great deals. And now through May 11 in honor of mothers day you can get a $100 gift cards for $79.99. They are redeemable at 8000 spa spots around the country at any time.
  3. Avoid the brunch.
    Seeing huge family groups together who look happy can be unsettling, besides most restaurants are noisy, overcrowded and everyone is grouchy. Instead create a potluck picnic in the park. Invite your single mom friends and their kids. Then enjoy a collaborative Mother’s Day celebration. Add some champagne and OJ, for the moms, and you’ve got a fun-filled relaxing day.
  4. Buy yourself some roses!
    They’re beautiful to look at, smell good and they will make you feel special! I like purchasing Passion Roses because it’s a family-oriented company that supports their community through education, donations and community outreach. Now through Mother’s Day use the promo code ROSES4MOM at check out for a 10% discount.

Do you have a special way of celebrating mother’s day? Share it with me at www.kerrizane.com. I love hearing about how you are living your happily even after.

Guest Writer – Kerri Zane
Kerri is an Emmy award winning television executive producer, healthy living expert, single mom advisor, speaker, and author of “It Takes All 5: A Single Mom’s Guide to Finding the REAL One.” published by Morgan James, (November 2012). She is the family travel expert for Peter Greenberg Online, a regular contributor to What’s Up For Kids as well as various mommy blogs.

Authored by: Cindy Donnelly

Cindy has worked for What's Up for Kids for over 19 years and is thrilled to take over as owner/publisher. She loves helping South Bay parents connect with resources and working with camps, schools and other businesses to get the word out about their quality programs and services for families. For marketing information you can contact her at cindy@whatsupforkids.com.

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