Self-Love and Self-Care Ideas You Can Do with Your Kids this Valentine’s Day for single mums.

Valentine’s Day can be a difficult holiday to celebrate when you’re a single mum. You want to show your love to your children, but it can be hard to focus on self-care. In this blog post, we’ll explore some creative self-love and self-care ideas that you can do with your kids to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

From fun activities to delicious treats, there are plenty of ways to make the day extra special.

flowers on valentine's day for single mums

1. Treat Yourselves to Some with Some Colorful Blooms

On Valentine’s Day, take a few moments to pause and buy yourself something meaningful such as flowers or potted plants. Not only will they brighten up your day, but they’ll also cheer up your living space. This is not to mention the feeling of self-love that being surrounded by colourful blooms can bring!

As you get some Valentine’s flowers for yourself, don’t forget to get some for the kids too! Plus, there are numerous exciting activities you can do with the kids using flowers. Depending on the amount of flowers you can find, here are some ideas you can consider.

  • Colourful bouquets – Help the kids to create colourful bouquets from scratch with a variety of flowers and foliage.
  • Create flower crowns – Collect and arrange various colourful flowers and greenery to create beautiful flower crowns for each child.
  • Flower art – Use flowers and leaves to create pictures, or use watercolours to paint pictures of flowers. You can also collect a range of blooms and leaves and press them in a flower press to create beautiful artwork.
  • Flower scavenger hunt – Make a list of flowers and have the kids find them in your garden or nearby.
  • Floral fairy houses – Gather sticks, stones, and flowers to create miniature garden houses.

2. Indulge in a Mini Spa Day at Home 

When was the last time you took care of yourself? If it has been too long, why not create an exclusive spa session at home for you and your kids? Start by filling jars or mason jar glasses with bath salts, lavender, mint leaves, and petals, then soak in your homemade bath bubbles. At the end of it all, add some essential oils to your neck, wrists, and feet for an aromatherapy experience. You can do the same for the kids in their own baths!

3. Spend Quality Time with Kids 

Nothing quite beats the satisfaction you get from seeing your kids happy. Especially if you’re the kind of mom who juggles many balls to see things through for your family, you may have fewer chances of spending quality time with the kids.

Well, Valentine’s Day is one of the perfect days to do so. Plan a special day for you and your young ones. Take them out for a special dinner, to the movies, or to their favourite park. You could also go on a road trip or travel with the kids, and let them have their best time, with you close by.

4. Create Special & Fun Activities for You All To Do

Before dinner time, young ones can create Valentine’s Day cards or a banner as decoration around the house whilst indulging grown-ups in dinner dishes they’ve never tasted before. Tackling new recipes together, from scratch cakes to sweet bars, can be great fun. Consider allowing your kids the freedom to choose ingredients and let their culinary minds go wild!

children enjoying valentine's day outing

5. Get Creative: Craft Your Own Valentine’s Decorations with Your Children 

If you are looking for something even more unique, demonstrate that anything is possible with a bit of creativity and the help of your children. Paint, draw, and make paper decorations together to brighten up our holiday. Get inspiration from books or search online for ideas, and then go wild!

6. Network and Share the Love – Show Appreciation to Those Who Inspire You 

Contrary to popular belief, Valentine’s Day isn’t about buying expensive gifts. Rather, it’s more about showing appreciation toward your loved ones. This could be done in various forms such as writing heartfelt letters, making phone calls to friends, or visiting people who need some TLC, such as an elderly neighbour who lives down the street.

This can be an amazing way to reward yourself psychologically while practising self-compassion amidst all the pressures involved in being a single parent.

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to spend quality time with the kids and show them how much you love them. It’s also the perfect opportunity to appreciate and show yourself some self-love for being a super single mom. The above are just a few of the many ways you can make Valentine’s Day special for you and your kids despite being a single mother.