Dallas Matchmaking Tips to Survive Christmas as a Single Mom

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It’s that time of year again, the cheery time of year many singles dread.  For those who don’t have a partner, or a large extended family, the holiday season can be very stressful and depressing.  You feel like everyone is having the time of their lives and getting in the festive spirit of the season while you’re at home alone.

As a single mother, this can make you feel inadequate.  You want to make Christmas the most perfect time of year for your children, but the thought of Christmas Day without a partner by your side can stir up feelings of loneliness and sadness.

And it isn’t just Christmas day itself that gets you down—it’s the weeks leading up to Christmas that really hit home.  But it doesn’t have to feel so dreadful this year.  As the best Dallas matchmaking service, we’ve helped many single mothers survive Christmas, and we have some expert tips we know you’re going to love.

1. Share Christmas

Okay, so maybe you won’t have your kids on Christmas day, but you can have them for Christmas Eve or the following day.  The kids can spend Christmas with dad and come to your place the next day to eat some delicious food too.  This arrangement gives both parents quality time with the kids and little time for the Christmas blues.  If you don’t live too far apart, you can also opt for sharing Christmas day so you both get to spend time with the kids on the actual holiday.

2. Involve the Kids in Everything

Ask them what they want to eat, how they want to decorate the house and the tree, and what they want to do for Christmas day.  One of the perks of being a single mother is that you become very close with your kids.  Getting them involved in the decision-making can give you a whole new sense of freedom, which will make the holidays more special this year.  Whatever they choose to do can become a new tradition for you, year after year.

3. Plan Ahead & Invite Friends & Family

Many families nowadays live abroad or in other states.  If you don’t want to spend Christmas alone, then it’s time you get planning right now.  Talk to your friends and family and invite them to your place for a Christmas party.  What are you waiting for?  Get on the phone and start schedule the dates on your calendar.

4. Check out Local Christmas Events

Whether you go check them out on your own or bring your kids along, you’ll be surprised how many Christmas events are taking place locally.  Book tickets to local Christmas shows, take your kids ice-skating, check out Christmas markets, and don’t forget about those lovely Christmas parades.

5. Let Go of Your Expectations

Christmas is supposed to be a family celebration, so this will definitely put some pressure on you.  But try to relax; after all, Christmas is only what you make of it.  Enjoy quality time with your kids and don’t feel like you have to do what everyone else is doing.  If you don’t feel like cooking a turkey, don’t do it.  Simply cook your children’s favorite meal, even if they just want chocolate chip pancakes.  Who says you have to follow typical tradition?  Let your kids pick.

6. Start a New Christmas Tradition

Here you can do whatever you want.  Whether it’s establishing a silly new game, a Christmas walk through the neighborhood, or a new Christmas meal.  Let go of the old traditions and start something new.  Your new Christmas traditions will strengthen the bond with your kids and give you all something to look forward to.  Instead of a big turkey or ham dinner, why not do a simple lasagna instead? Hey, you get the idea.

7. Relax & Make the Most of It

Don’t let the commotion of Christmas get the best of you.  If things don’t go as planned, which in many cases they won’t, make the best of it.  The best part about being a single mother is that you’re in control and don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.  Just change the plan and go with the flow.

We know that Christmas is a very difficult time of year for many people, especially those who are single and facing the holidays alone. Follow these simple ideas and make the most out of your Christmas this year.  Our matchmakers here at Dallas & Fort Worth Singles wish you a very merry Christmas with your children.

Dear single mom, we’re here to give you the opportunity to change your relationship status.  Book a FREE consultation with our Dallas matchmaking experts and give yourself the gift of love this year.  To reserve your FREE (90-minute) matchmaking consultation, simply fill out the confidential form at the top of the page today!