As a single father living in Maryland, you might wonder how you’re going to spend Fathers’ Day with your child. Whether you have custody of your child and see them every day or you only have limited visitation, there are ways that you can make the day as special as possible.
One way to navigate Father’s Day after a divorce is to make the most of the time that you do have with your child. Consider going to a park together or getting a fun treat to share. You could also plan a special day at home with a favorite meal or an activity that you like to enjoy together, like board games or an outdoor sport.
Sometimes, you might not get to see your child on every holiday during the separation process from your spouse. That doesn’t mean that you can’t find other children who are alone and need a father figure or even other fathers who are in the same situation. An option would be to volunteer at a shelter so that you can spend time with families. Spending time at an animal shelter is something to think about as well as four-legged friends need love and support, too. If you don’t have a father, then think about going to a nursing home to adopt a senior citizen who might be lonely and who needs someone to talk to or interact with during the week.
When you aren’t able to spend time with your children as a father, it could be a defeating feeling. However, there are options available so that you can enjoy the day with your own child or with someone else.