Single mom ideas for a great Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2013

Whether you're busy working a regular job, taking care of kids or researching financial aid for moms, you need to take time to appreciate yourself. Valentine's Day may seem like a couples-only holiday, but there's no reason why you can't take this day or the following weekend to be a time for loving yourself. Here are some great ideas for investing in personal time, no matter what your schedule or money budget might be.

Valentine's celebration with the kids
As a single mom focusing on college scholarships and other monetary issues, going out to dinner or spending money on yourself may not be at the top of your list of things to do. However, Valentine's Day presents an opportunity for women to show their children how much they love them. Considering how busy they might be the rest of the time, this is a good chance for mothers to connect with family instead of a boyfriend or date.

The Huffington Post recommended making dinner with kids, baking sweets or watching films they would enjoy. Making foods shaped like hearts for dinner and using red plates and cups can help create a festive atmosphere.

Cash in on candy
Chocolate can be an expensive indulgence that single mothers may not always allow themselves to have. The Cornell Sun wrote that this position provides a unique advantage to moms who don't have to buy candy and gifts for a boyfriend or husband. Instead, waiting until the day after Valentine's Day and purchasing candy at discounted rates means more monetary flexibility and the potential for re-gifting these treats to kids or coworkers in the near future. Just be sure to change the packaging first and remove the price tags.

Singles night potluck
As a single mother in college, you may have a few friends who are also single and looking for something to do, but rather than going out and partying, a much better idea would be to have an inventive potluck dinner. Invite classmates over, too, in order to get some studying done before opening a bottle of red wine and watching romantic comedies over a shared meal with friends.

No matter how single moms choose to celebrate Valentine's Day, doing it in an affordable, and healthy way is best. Focusing on the positives in life, like college scholarships and a healthy family, can make this a festive event for the whole family and friends as well.

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