Mother’s Day is one of the most emotional holidays to face after your divorce. Thanks to clever marketing departments, companies like Hershey’s and Hallmark have made sure that Mother’s doesn’t go unnoticed.
It’s especially difficult if your children are not spending time with you on this day.
Many divorced parents subject themselves to copious amounts of guilt for putting the kids in a situation where they have to choose between various family events and outings.
When it comes to both Mother’s and Father’s Day, the best thing parents can do is try to be civil and encourage the children to celebrate the other parent.
In situations where geography limits in-person visits, it’s the primary caregiver’s responsibility to help the kids celebrate the other parent. Yes, unfortunately, this is often easier said than done.
If your ex’s weekend with the kids happens to fall on Mother’s day weekend and he isn’t willing to compromise, set aside a different day to celebrate with your kids.
Mother’s Day is a hard holiday to deal with after your divorce. Remember to go easy on yourself. Plan a time to celebrate you with your children even if it’s not on the actual holiday and remember to treat yourself.
Happy upcoming Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful moms out there!