The reality is that no one typically gets pregnant with the intent of being a single parent. Unfortunately, things sometimes don't work out the way you'd hope. Now that you're raising a child together, it's time to embrace the fact that you have to be a family regardless of how you feel about each other. Life is a lot less stressful when you choose to co-parent without the drama.
At some point in time, your child's mother didn't get on your nerves enough to deter you from sleeping with her. Even though the two of you might not always see eye to eye, the best thing is to have a solid relationship for the sake of your child. You'd be surprised at the difference it will make in your child's life to see his or her parents coexist in harmony. With Mother's Day just over the horizon, there's no better time to show some appreciation for the mother of your child.
Help your child pick out a gift.
Spending quality time with yourchild to help shop for their mom shows your child that you care about them both. Your child will be so proud that you helped pick the gift that they will definitely let her know.
Send her flowers.
Make sure the card you send thanks her for all she does as the mother of your child. You don't want to have any romantic confusion, especially if she has a significant other.
Throw a family gathering.
Throw a small shindig in honor of Mother's day that brings both sides of your child's family together. It's probably not often that your child gets to spend time with the two most important people in their life so, you're killing two birds with one stone in the same setting.
Babysit while she parties on Mother's Day.
Some mothers enjoy hanging out with other mothers after they've spent time with the fam on Mother's Day. Taking your child off her hands while she gets a well-deserved break for the evening will put a smile on her face.
Pay a bill for her.
It's likely that you already provide financial support, but paying an extra bill to lighten her load will be greatly appreciated.