130+ Beautiful Mother's Day Sayings & Quotes for Your Mom in 2023

Last updated: April 17, 2023

These Mother's Day sayings offer a special way to celebrate everything that's wonderful about the woman who raised you. From homework help, to packed lunches, and emotional conversations over the phone, she's been there with you through thick and thin.

This is a time to wish all the special women in our lives a very happy Mother's Day - be that your mother, your grandma, or even a mom-to-be. However, writing the perfect saying for a Mother's Day card can be surprisingly hard. So how do you express your gratitude for all she's done over the years?

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Mother's Day wishes from a daughter or a son pack years of love and admiration into every word. On this page, you'll find a range of messages and quotes for cards to help you express your thanks and to celebrate your mom. Be sure to include a funny or precious memory to personalize the card and make her day as special as she is.

Use these links to jump to a particular section or scroll down the page to all our Mother's Day sayings and quotes.

Short Quotes | From Daughter | From Son | Images | Inspirational | Funny | For Grandma | For New Mom | Poems | Printable Cards

When is Mother's Day 2023?

Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and many other countries. This year it falls on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

In the United Kingdom, "Mothering Sunday" is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. This year it falls on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

You can find out more information about the history of Mother's Day and when it is celebrated around the world on Wikipedia.

What do you say on Mother's Day?

Mother's Day is a wonderful opportunity to show gratitude for everything your mom has done for you over the years!

In general, it's always nice to thank your mom for being there for you, acknowledge some of the sacrifices she has made raising you, and wish her all the best for her special day.

But it is up to you just how sentimental your message is. You can keep it short and sweet, or take the time to craft a personalized and heartfelt message.

Keep reading down the page for plenty of Mother's Day sayings and messages to get started.

Short Happy Mother's Day Sayings & Sentiments

Sometimes the best way to express your feelings is to keep the sentiment short and sweet. Use these simple Mother's Day quotes & sayings as inspiration for telling your mom how much she means to you.

May all the love you gave to us come back to you a hundredfold on this special day!

Thanks for giving me the best things in life: your love, your care, and your cooking. Happy Mother's Day!

Here's to a very special Mother's Day. Thank you for always being there for me!

Wishing you all the love and happiness you so richly deserve... happy Mother's Day!

May your Mother's Day be filled with as much happiness as you brought to my childhood.

Mom... You're the best! Thanks for all you do. Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you for always being there, Mom. Happy Mother's Day!

Because of you, I am me. Happy Mother's Day!

Have a fabulous Mother's Day! You're the best mom I could have asked for.

Happy Mother's Day to the greatest mom I could have ever asked for.

To the most amazing mom in the entire universe... you! Happy Mother's Day. Thanks for being so awesome!

Happy Mother's Day to one *super* mommy - we're so lucky to have you! Thanks for everything!

To the best mom in the world, Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for being chief cook, counselor, taxi driver, cheerleader, and best all-round mom in the world.

Happy Mother's Day to the greatest mom! We don't say it enough, but we really appreciate all that you do for us every day. You truly are the glue that holds our family together!

We hope you have an amazing Mother's Day, Mom, and that you feel truly appreciated on your special day.

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you! Happy Mother's Day to the sweetest mother in the world. We love you!

Mom, you taught me all about hard work, patience, humility, kindness, perseverance, tolerance, forgiveness, and understanding.

Not to mention, how to have a lot of fun along the way! You've given me a strong foundation on which to live my life, and for that, I'm so thankful. Love you Mom!

For many reasons, a lot of us won't be able to see our mom on Mother's Day. Take a moment to let your mom know you're thinking of her from afar with one of these short card sayings.

Although we're far apart, you're forever in my heart. Happy Mother's Day, Mom. I miss you and can't wait to see you.

Sorry we can't be together today, Mom. I hope it's a very special one. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for me, even though we are far apart. I love you!

Sending lots of love and a big hug this Mother's Day. I miss you enormously, and I can't wait to take you out for cake when we see each other!

I hope you have a fabulous day, and be sure to eat an extra slice of cake for me! Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Mother's Day Wishes & Quotes from Daughter

Our moms are so special! Use one of these inspiring and beautiful Mother's Day sayings and quotes from daughters as part of a card message to your mom.

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I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.

If I didn't have you as a mom, I'd choose you as a friend.

The love between a mother and daughter is forever.

There's a reason some people think they can achieve anything. They listened to their mother.

A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go.

We laugh, we cry, we make time fly...
We are best friends, my mom and I.

A mother.
When you're a child, she walks before you to set an example.
When you're a teenager, she walks behind you to be there should you need her.
When you're an adult, she walks beside you so that as two friends you can enjoy life together.

No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.
A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "Where mother is".
~ Keith L. Brooks

The special bond shared between a mother and daughter is the one place in all the world where hearts can be sure of each other. Like branches on a tree, we may grow in different directions, but our roots remain one.

Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.

As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.
~ Kristin Hannah

Daughter: "Mom, what's it like to have the greatest daughter in the world?"
Mom: "I don't know, honey, you'll have to ask Grandma."

I smile because I'm your daughter. I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it.
~ Unknown

And here are some Mother's Day sayings written from daughters to mothers that you can use as a message in a greeting card.

Thanks for being an incredible mother and role model to me during my childhood. I am so thankful to have your support and guidance as I navigate through life. Happy Mother's Day!

Mom, I honestly don't know how I'd get through each day without you by my side. Thank you for being such a supportive mother to me and a fantastic grandmother to my children. We all love you so much! Happy Mother's Day!

Growing up, I never realized just what it took to keep our day-to-day life running so smoothly. Now that I'm older, I'm in awe of everything you did for us, and I admire you all the more. Thank you for making my childhood such a special one! I love you, Mom!

Mom, you're truly the best mother, mentor, and friend I could wish for. Thanks for riding with me through life every step of the way. You're amazing!

Now that I'm a mother myself, I realize just how much I have taken for granted over the years. It makes me appreciate you all the more. I hope I can be as good a mother for my children as you are to me! I love you, Mom!

To my dear mother, you've been my best friend and companion through life. Thanks for being there for me through good times and bad. I love you!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Although we're far apart, you are always in my heart. I love you and miss you more than words can say.

Mother's Day Sayings from Son

Mothers and sons have a very special relationship. From the days when little boys are a sweet terror to when they're older and have learned to appreciate her. If you're wondering what a son can write in a Mother's Day card, one way to start is gratitude for the role your mom has played in your life. These sayings are a playful way of letting her know how grateful you are for her constant love and support.

I'm packing this [card / bouquet / gift] full of love for my mom. From the luckiest boy in the world!

Happy Mother's Day to my favorite mom. You've always been my everyday hero! I'm so proud to be your son.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom. Without you, I wouldn't know how to do anything at all. You've taught me so well.

Here's to the saintly woman who fed me and clothed me through the years. You've been there through the tough times and shown up for all my celebrations. Thanks for everything you've done. I love you!

Wishing an incredible day to the woman who can do it all. I've learned so much from you. Growing up with you as my mom has raised the bar for everyone else I've ever met.

Cheers to the one person I've always been able to count on. Over the last few years, I've come to truly appreciate and understand all your love and support.

Sending Mother's Day love to the woman who has always had my back since I was young. You're so giving and caring, you make the world a better place.

Hopefully this card will make up for all those calls I've missed over the years. I promise I'll call you more, and I think of you all the time. Love you, Mom!

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?"
~ Milton Berle
You work so hard keeping the house beautiful after I've made a mess and teaching me everything I need to know. You should take some time off today. I promise that I'll be good. Thanks for everything, mama, love you!

"Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold."
~ Chinese proverb
Thank you for encouraging me and pushing me to learn and develop skills that I am passionate about. Your influence has allowed me to build such a full and wonderful life. Love you, Mom!

Mother's Day Images

Is your mum into technology? Here's a collection of sweet Mother's Day sayings and messages on beautiful images that you can send to your mom via cell phone SMS, post on her Facebook feed, or email to wish her a very happy Mother's Day.

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Wishing you a very special Mother's Day. Thank you for always being there for me!

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May all the love you gave to us come back to you a hundredfold on this special day!

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Happy Mother's Day Mom! I feel so blessed to have you as my mom. Thanks for always believing in me and doing so much for me. I love you!

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I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.
~ Terri Guillemets

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To the world, you are a mother.
To our family, you are the world.

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Thank you for always being there, Mom. Happy Mother's Day!

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Happy Mother's Day to the best mom ever. I love you to the moon and back again!

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Mommy, we think you're the best mom in the world! Thank you for looking after us so well and making every day so much fun.

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Mom, thank you for being my anchor in this stormy sea of life.

Inspirational Mother's Day Sayings & Quotes

These inspiring quotes about mothers perfectly capture motherhood, including the amazing things they do for us and how special they really are. Each Mother's Day quote would make a wonderful addition to a greeting card message to your mom. You can find our full collection of Mother's Day quotes. here.

There's a reason some people think they can achieve anything. They listened to their mother.

Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother.
~ Author Unknown

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
~ Marion C. Garretty

Mothers are like glue. Even when you can't see them, they're still holding the family together.
~ Susan Gale

Nothing is really lost until your mom can't find it.
~ Unknown

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.
Your heart understood when I needed a friend.
Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson.
Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.
~ Sarah Malin

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
~ Anon

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
~ Jewish proverb

A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
~ Tenneva Jordan

The days are long, but the years are short.
~ Gretchen Rubin

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
~ Mark Twain

There will be so many times you feel like you've failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are a super mom.
~ Stephanie Precourt

Enjoy every single moment. The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the inspiring, the not-so-glamorous moments. And thank God through it all.
~ Meghan Matt

If you are a mom, you are a superhero, period.
~ Rosie Pope

If I know what love is, it is because of you.
~ Hermann Hesse

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
~ Agatha Christie

There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.
~ Jill Churchill

A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.
~ Unknown

All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.
~ Abraham Lincoln

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Funny Mother's Day Sayings & Quotes

If your Mom is always giving you a giggle, brighten her day by choosing one of these funny Mother's Day sayings and messages to write in her card. To find more funny wishes, check out our Happy Mother's Day Wishes and Funny Mother's Day Quotes.

Mom, I got all my best qualities from you. Aren't we lucky that you had enough for both of us?

Only a mother as perfect as you... could have a [daughter / son] as perfect as me. Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to a woman who deserves a medal... for putting up with me all these years!

I'm so lucky to have you as my mother... I'm sure no one else would have put up with me this long. Happy Mother's Day!

Mom, I know it's hard for you on Mother's Day... to hide the fact that I'm your favorite :-) Happy Mother's Day!

Thanks for putting up with a spoiled, ungrateful, messy, bratty child like my sibling. Happy Mother's Day!

Mom, thank you so much for everything you've done for me. Don't worry about [brother or sister's name], I know [he / she] isn't your fault, [he / she] must be adopted.

Thanks for letting me be a parasite in your body for 9 months... followed by another 18 years as a parasite outside your body.

Don't you think it's funny that you're still my Mother? You deserve to have been promoted by now!

You're a very special mom so I'd like to give you a very special gift. You can have either a hug or a million dollars, whichever you prefer.
**BIG HUG!**
Do I know you well or what!?

"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."
~ Calvin Trillin

Happy Mother's Day to someone who carried me for 9 months physically, and for [insert age] years financially.

Mother (n). One person who does the work of twenty. For free. Also see: "saint".

Mom, I just wanted to say "Congratulations"... I turned out perfectly!

Mother's Day Sayings for Grandmothers

Be sure to celebrate your Grandma this Mother's Day! A grandmother is a wise teacher, and a best friend. Some are lucky to have a close bond with their grandmothers. Below, you'll find many Mother's Day sayings for grandmothers to wish her a special day.

Grandma's house is where memories are made and grandchildren are spoiled! I hope you have a great Mother's Day.

Only the very best Moms get promoted to Grandmothers! Happy Mothers Day.

Happy Mother's Day, Grandma! You give the best cuddles. I love you lots.

As I learned from growing up, you don't mess with your grandmother.
~ Prince William

Grandma, to the world you may be one person, but to me you are the world. Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day!

The coach, the counselor, the cuddler, the friend, the caregiver, the reconciler or the dazzler of sweet temptations are all natural and becoming roles that this grandmother plays with the skill of a master symphony director.
~ Byron Pulsifer

Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of practice.
~ Author Unknown

I thank you, Grandmother, for all of the laughter and for the happy memories that we share, for always caring and always being there. I'll always be grateful to have you in my life. Happy Mother's Day!

Grandma, you have a huge, generous heart that loves me unconditionally. I hope you know how special you are, today and always. Happy Mother's Day!

When a child is born, so are grandmothers.
~ Judith Levy

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first
~ Lois Wyse

The only thing that's better than having you as my Mom is that my children have you as their Grandma. Happy Mothers Day!

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother
~ Italian Proverb

If Grandmothers were flowers, I'd pick you every single time! I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day.

Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
~ Alex Haley

Grandma, you are so unique, and you fill my world with much love and joy. I'm so lucky to have you in my life. Happy Mother's Day!

A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes.
~ Barbara Cage

What happens at Nana's house... stays at Nana's house.

My grandmother is my angel on earth. She is always looking out for me, she is always there for me, she loves and cares for me in a very special way.
~ Catherine Pulsifer

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while... and hold our hearts forever.

Mother's Day Sayings for Moms-to-Be and New Moms

Looking for Mother's Day sayings for brand-new moms or moms-to-be? If you want to wish an expectant or new mother a Happy Mother's Day, you'll find the perfect sentiment right here.

Good things come to those who wait, and waiting 9 months for your baby is a perfect example of this! Happy Mother's Day to my favorite mom-to-be.

You are blooming as an expectant mother. I can not wait to see you blossom in your new role as a Mommy. Happy Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day to an extra special mom-to-be. Your baby is so blessed to have you as [his / her] Mom.

This Mother's Day, we celebrate all that you are and all that you will soon be! I know that you will be the most loving mom.

Happy first Mother's Day! Wishing you the most wonderful and special day with your new bundle of joy. I hope [he / she] lets you have a good night's sleep.

I hope that your very first Mother's Day is all that you have wished for. Maybe you'll even get a day off from changing diapers!

Happy first Mother's Day. You do so much for us, filling our hearts with love and our lives with happiness. We love you.

It's wonderful watching you become a mother - you're a natural! Happy first Mother's Day!

Happy first Mother's Day! I hope that this will be the first of many special days to come!

Mother's Day Poems

In this section, you'll find short Mother's Day poems that work well in a greeting card message. For more, go to our Mother's Day poems page to view the full collection of poems.

My Mother, my friend so dear,
Throughout my life you're always near.
A tender smile to guide my way,
You're the sunshine to light my day.
~ Anon

A Mother's Love
Of all the special joys in life,
The big ones and the small,
A mother's love and tenderness
Is the greatest of them all.
~ Anon

There is no blessing
Quite so dear...
As a mom like you
To love year after year.
~ Anon

God Created Mothers
When God created mothers,
All as lovely as can be,
He made one extra special,
And saved her just for me!
~ Holly Giffers

God's Gifts
God gives us everything,
His wisdom, strength, and love,
He also gave me you mom,
And I thank the stars above!
~ Holly Giffers

Wishing You a Wonderful Day
Sending this, Mom,
Especially to say
Wishing you a happy
And wonderful day...
And to tell you this day
Will always be one
For remembering the many
Sweet things you have done!
~ Anon

While we honor all our mothers
with words of love and praise.
While we tell about their goodness
and their kind and loving ways.
We should also think of Grandma,
she's a mother too, you see...
For she mothered my dear mother
as my mother mothers me.
~ Anon

Gorgeous Free Printable Mother's Day Cards

Take a look at our free printable Mother's Day cards in high-quality PDF format that you can print and fold at home to give to your mom! They're really handy when you can't get to the store, and we have a collection of color-in designs, so you can create a beautiful homemade card for your mom!

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