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The REAL On Valentine’s Day For Single Moms

Single Moms Talk / Slider / Slides / February 12, 2015

This post is not for those single moms who are dating or in relationships, this post is for those single moms who are truly “single,” like myself this Valentine’s Day.  You see, Valentine’s Day can send you through a whirlwind of emotions and even those of us who put on the  “strong facade”that we don’t mind being single or that we’re “good” with being alone, deep in our hearts we know that those statements couldn’t be further from the truth.

As many times as we try to tell ourselves that Valentine’s Day is just another day and how much we try to busy ourselves on that day, the realization that we are single and without a mate resonates in the back of our minds and in our hearts.  Hell, from December 26 until February 14, we are reminded that we are single every time we walk into any retail store.  Everywhere we look there is Valentine’s Day cards, gifts, stuffed animals, flowers and hearts no matter where we turn.

Valentine’s Day, the day we reminisce about lost loves and broken hearts.  It’s the day that we hold our children a little closer because despite the heartache and heartbreak that we may have gone through with their father’s, we thank God for the gift of being their mothers.

Valentine’s Day, the day we avoid social media because all of our “attached” friends are posting pictures of the flowers, gifts and dinners that were bestowed upon them by their significant others and as much as we hate to admit it, we feel a twinge of jealousy because let’s face it, who doesn’t want someone to love and to love us back?”

I’m sure that what I am saying probably holds true to any of my single readers out there and although, it’s just one day out of 365, this is that one day that we may even ask ourselves, “Why am I single?” or “What am I doing wrong?”  People, especially our mama’s will try to impress upon us that our knights in shining armour are just around the corner, while others like my younger sister will say, “He’s not going to come knocking on your door.  You need to get out and put yourself where eligible bachelors are.”  While those statements just may be true (well, maybe not that knight in shining armour bullshit but you know what I mean), they still mean nothing when you are single on Valentine’s Day.

Rant over……


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Ty Knighten
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.

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on February 12, 2015

When I was married, we never did anything for Valentines Day.. either he was working or “forgot” so.. I guess that prepared me for Valentines Day being alone.. I’m sure he wont forget for his girlfriend though… hahhaha I could care less though. People go crazy for some Valentines Day, like it’s the only day you can show love for that special someone in your life, when you should do it year round. So I could care less. I plan on Netflixing all weekend and work on blog posts. Also bring on the week after Valentines, when I can stock up on all the mark down items! haha

    on February 12, 2015

    LOL! I intend on spending Valentine’s Day with Netflix and blogging as well!

      on February 12, 2015

      Hahaha seems like a way better choice. I might even get some ice cream to make it perfect. Look at it this way, we’re saving money and if I wanted I could take myself out and treat myself to a special Valentine’s dinner. haha

        on February 14, 2015

        Hey Natalie. I’m going for pizza and ice cream!! Enjoy your day!

on February 12, 2015

Hey Demetria. I don’t even bother to buy myself a gift because I do it all year but I think I may look at the posts because I’m just a bit nosey. LOL!

on February 13, 2015

This is so me. Couldn’t have said it any better. And it helps to know I’m not alone.

    on February 14, 2015

    Hey Tracy. I’m glad that you could relate. I wan’t sure about posting this. You affirmed who we really feel!

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