- Plan a family Valentines date. For many single parents the Valentines Day celebration may be less about a one-on-one romantic night out and more about sharing the day with all of the people she loves most in her life. Make the single mom in your life and her kids feel special with a family date night. Invite them all out for ice cream, to the park, Dave & Busters or for a kid friendly movie. The kids will think you’re super cool and your date will be very grateful.
- Arrange for the babysitter. Oftentimes her being able to find childcare, can be the biggest obstacle to you creating that special night. So, if you’re opting for a more traditional date night, help her find childcare for the evening. Do you have a younger sibling who could babysit? How about a trusted member of your office staff or a neighbor you know and trust? Or search one of the online babysitting services, like http://www.care.com or http://www.sittercity.com. This kind of single mom assistance will definitely give you “knight in shining armor” brownie points.
- Treat her to pamper time. Single moms, especially working single moms, rarely take time out for themselves. Consider treating your special lady to an hour-long massage, facial or even a simple mani/pedi. It will do her a world of good and make you a superstar in her esteem.
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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.