My husband travels for work, where he can be gone for weeks at a time. When he’s gone for those long trips, the time alone always reminds me of just how much single moms do. Those days where I’m trying to finish work, take the kids to appointments, play dates, and lessons, the days get pretty crazy.
My younger sister was a single mom at the age of 17, she still worked and finished high school. I couldn’t image doing it all by myself, and let alone that young, but she did. My sister sometimes had two jobs plus school, to make sure the kids had everything they needed and wanted…because she didn’t want them to feel like they deserved anything less.
Moms have the hardest job, but a single moms job is even harder. Not only do they have to be soft, but also strong. Father’s Day does not have to be a celebration of the male parental figure in your life, it can be a celebration of those who have filled the role instead, such as a single mom.
Today I want to honor all you single moms who are doing it on your own for whatever reason whether by choice or not by choice. Whether you’re a single mom yourself, or you know a single mom take the time to celebrate her.
Ways To Celebrate Single Moms On Father’s Day #BeSoftBeStrong
1. Bonding with your child – Make it a special day where it’s just you and the kids, like a at the park, playground, and a picnic. Or make it an adventure and do something you and your family have never done together.
2. Take the day off – Okay I know this may be impossible to do. But if have a day off of work that week, set all your chores aside and RELAX. Find a babysitter if you can, if not make it a movie night with your kids and snuggle up with them, the chores can wait.
3. Pamper yourself – As a mom we can forget to take care of ourselves because we’re constantly making sure everyone else s needs are taken care of. I always reminded my little sister, while she was young single mom it’s important to try to take time for yourself, even if it’s just making an appointment to get your hair done or your eyebrows waxed, anything! Set aside some time and make an appointment to get your hair done!
4. Give to others – So maybe you’re not a single mom and you may not know anyone close to you that is. Help a mother in need by donating to a local organization that helps mothers and children!
I hope you believe me when I say – You are a mamma. You are so very special, important, and powerful. Not a day goes by where you don’t deserve all the recognition in the world for everything you do to provide for your families.
We are celebrating you this weekend.
Happy Father’s Day Moms!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Angel Soft®. The opinions and text are all mine.