That Girl’s Blog: Mothers Day When You Aren’t A Mom

How do you handle Mother’s Day when you are not a Mom?

When all your friends are plotting schedules and waffles and flowers and refrigerator art… what do you do?

Mother’s Day is one of those oddly strange holidays for some of us. I have several girlfriends who do not have children. Some have no children by choice, some by biology, and some by unfortunate circumstances or just bad timing.

So what do you do on the day set aside to celebrate motherhood? I suppose you celebrate yourself?

Why not gather some of friends together to spend the day doing things that our friends with children could not do. Here are a dozen ideas:

  1. Spa Day – Spring is around the corner after all – Get a new haircut or style, mani/pedi… or that bikini wax you’ve been putting off all winter! (Nothing says “I love myself” like hot wax!)
  2. Motorcycle Ride – And if you don’t know how to ride, I knew a few people who will teach you!
  3. Gym Glass – If you want to play the “healthy” card
  4. Go for drinks – Stay away from the “Mother’s Day Brunch” places and head to your favorite dive bar
  5. Gardening – Because grown-ups like to make mud-pies too!
  6. See a “grown-up” movie – Preferably something with an “R” rating that does not feature “The Rock”
  7. Take a class – ANY class: photography, yoga, glass blowing… I understand there are now several places offering “Wine and Paint” events across the Cape!
  8. Binge on an entire series on Netflix – “Orange is the New Black”, “Santa Clarita Diet”, “Blue Planet”
  9. Visit a pet shelter – You might even find your own “fur baby” (PS: I really hate the term “fur-baby” but it fits here, so just go with it)
  10. Hop on a boat! Take a day trip to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard and simply wander around for a day.
  11. Golf – I don’t golf, but I am always up for an adventure in a golf cart with a cooler!
  12. Take a fire arms safety course– You never know until you try, right?
  13. Baby sit – I know! You are confused! (There is a reason why this is #13). If you have a single mom in your circle of friends who really deserves a quiet day to herself to try any of the above activities offer to take her kids for a few hours! You might even end up with your own waffles or refrigerator art at the end of the day!

If you have more suggestions, please send them along! Email me:

About Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson is "That Girl" on Cape Country 104 – a Cape Cod native and longtime Cape radio personality. She is a passionate supporter of Military and Veteran causes on the Cape and also hosts local music spotlight program, “The Cheap Seats” on Ocean 104.7.
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