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Mother’s Day Wishes

Mother’s Day Wishes for Cards: Moms! You can’t say enough about your Mom – but still, sometimes, it would be nice to string words together to make her feel really special.

Pick and choose from this collection of messages and greetings to say on a Mother’s Day card. If it’s Mother’s Day messages you’re looking for, we got ’em in spades. Make that second Sunday in May extra special with the perfect message for your mother.

These sentiments – bet them funny or loving – provide the perfect words for your message.

You can use these wishes for your mother, wife, grandmothers, aunts, and any friends you know who are mothers.

Happy Mother’s Day Wishes

1.) We should make every day Mother’s Day for all you’ve done!

2.) Thanks for bringing me into this world and always seeing the best in me. Happy Mothers Day, Mom!

3.) To the most caring, generous, and loving mother. We love you and hope you have the best Mother’s Day!

4.) Knowing that you are there for me through the good and the bad makes life a whole heck of a lot easier!

5.) No one’s had a bigger influence on my life than you.

6.) Dear Mother, I’m so proud to be your child. Happy Mother’s Day wishes!

7.) Our kids hit the lottery by having you as a Mom. You are the perfect role model, and I find myself loving you more and more each day.

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Mother’s Day Messages

8.) To the person who has done more for me than anyone in this world! Love you!

9.) My amazing mother: I don’t know what I’d have done without you. Love always.

10.) I got all my good qualities from you, Mom! Isn’t it lucky you had more than enough for both of us?

11.) Thanks for being the greatest! (you can’t go wrong with Mother’s Day messages like this.)

12.) You make home the happiest place to be – Love Ya!

13.) To a great Mom who made every single day growing up special!

14.) Raising me undoubtedly tested all of your parenting skills. You passed with flying colors! I love you, Mom.

15.) You gave me the gift of life, so our gifts to you pale in comparison. Happy Mother’s Day.

16.) With love from the luckiest (son/daughter) on the face of this earth.

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From Daughter

17.) A mother’s work is never done – but today, you deserve a rest. In fact, take the rest of the week off! Happy Mother’s Day!

18.) You always put our needs first with tender love. Happy Mother’s Day!

19.) I feel so proud to have you as my mother.

20.) You were and are the perfect mother!

21.) No one said motherhood would be easy — and yet, you make it look so natural.

22.) Best Mother’s Day Wishes for today and always.

23.) Raising me took a lot of time, patience, and hard work. But I think it was worth it.

24.) Mama, you’re simply the best!

25.) When I think back on the sacrifices you made, you deserve a Mother’s Year!

26.) Happy Mother’s Day. Every night I thank my lucky stars that you’re my Mom.

27.) Any woman can be a mother, but it takes someone special to be called “Mom.” Mom, you’re the best!

28.) I should have listened to you, Mom, but I didn’t, and now I really need your help- I made a face, and it stuck that way. Happy Mother’s Day!

29.) To the best Mom in the world — Happy Mother’s Day!

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You're the best, mom.

Happy Mother’s Day Wishes For Grandma

30.) Wishing you a first-class Mother’s Day – you deserve it.

31.) A grandmother is someone to honor and cherish on Mother’s Day, and you make it particularly easy.

32.) Thanks for always giving your best!

33.) You make all of us grandchildren feel special, and that’s why we love you.

34.) I couldn’t ask for a better Grandma to show me what love means.

35.) You mean the world to me. With love always. Have a great Mother’s Day today.

36.) Happy Mother’s Day from your favorite grandchild.

37.) I love spending time with you and appreciate all that you do for me.

38.) We’ve shared so many things — but I don’t share with you enough how much I love you!

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Funny Mother’s Day Card Messages

39.) From Son #1 to Mother #1 – Happy Mother’s Day!

40.) I’d make you breakfast in bed if you’d taught me how to cook.

41.) I won the Mom Lottery. You deserve a perfect Mother’s Day always.

42.) I love how we don’t even have to say out loud that I’m your favorite child.

43.) Thanks for bringing me up in a world where love can be expressed electronically.

44.) Being my Mother: No one said it would be easy. Have an amazing Mother’s Day!

45.) Mom, on this Mother’s Day, I want to apologize for everything I did growing up.

Funny Mother’s Day Messages

46.) They say that as you grow older, you turn more and more into the type of person your parents are. Thank God you’re so AWESOME!

47.) It’s that time of year, and you’re still my mother. You’d think you’d have been promoted by now. Happy Mother’s Day

48.) For Mother’s Day, I’d like to give you a big hug or a million dollars, whichever you prefer. BIG HUG – Do I know my mom, or what?

49.) Mom, you know you’re more than welcome to come over to my place for dinner, but there’s one little problem – All the food I have needs to be cooked. Happy Mother’s Day.

Happy First Mother’s Day

50.) Sleep deprivation never looked so good — Happy First Mother’s Day!

51.) Our child is so lucky to have a mom like you! For a first-time mom, you’re already demonstrating veteran-like skills.

52.) Wishing you a day filled with love and joy on this first Mother’s Day.

53.) You do such a great job every day. Don’t think it goes unnoticed.

54.) New Mom, new house, and new baby! It doesn’t get any better.

55.) You can’t just spoil a new baby; you have to spoil the new mom as well.

56.) I was going to make you a Mother’s Day card with crayons to prepare you for future Mother’s Days, but this store-bought one will have to suffice.

57.) Pamper the child and pamper the mama!

58.) This whole parenthood thing is definitely not overrated. You make everything special!

59.) You show a lot of love and a lot of patience with our child (and me).

60.) So thankful that you’re my partner on our parenting journey!

61.) My Mother’s Day gift to you includes flowers, a love letter, and a trip to Hawaii. You deserve it.

62.) You’re such a good Mommy (and wife)!

63.) Our child is so lucky to have a loving mom like you.

64.) I’m so proud of how quickly you’ve picked up on this whole mothering-a-child role.

Short Happy Mother’s Day Words of Love

65.) A mother is a special part of all that’s cherished in the heart.

66.) I love you, Mom, with all my heart. Have a great Mother’s Day.

67.) You are the glue that holds this wonderful family together.

68.) I am honored to be your son.

69.) To the #1 Mom in the World!

70.) I am so grateful and blessed to have a mom as wonderful as you.

71.) Have a fabulous Mother’s Day! Hugs and kisses are being virtually sent your way.

Messages for Aunts on Mother’s Day

72.) I’m so lucky to have you as my aunt!

73.) We have that special bond: wonderful aunt and favorite niece.

74.) I had such a great childhood in large part due to your loving care. Thank you.

75.) You are such a wonderful Mom to your own kids and an incredible aunt to mine. You’re like a “bonus mom”!

76.) Having a wonderful aunt like you makes everything better! It’s so great to have you as part of the family.

Stepmothers Messages

77.) I can’t wait to share a glass of wine together – until then, Happy Mother’s Day!

78.) You deserve the very best! Happy Mom’s Day!

79.) A stepmom can get a bad rap, but if you’re any indication, how wrong it is. You’re simply the best! With love and affection today and always.

80.) On this day today, you’ve been my mom for 15 years. Each year gets progressively better. Thanks for all you do.

81.) I’m still your little girl in so many ways – and for that, I’m thankful! Happy Mother’s Day!

82.) Although I hope you already know, my love for you just grows and grows!

83.) I am sending you much happiness and joy today.

84.) You make me feel so loved. Thanks, Mom, and Happy Mother’s Day!

85.) You mean so much to me.

From Son

86.) You set an excellent example for me.

87.) You’ve taught me so much.

88.) Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.

89.) For a wonderful mother on Mother’s Day.

90.) Happy Mother’s Day to the greatest Mom in the whole world!

91.) You taught me all of the essential life lessons.

92.) I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize for all of the dumb stuff that I did as a kid. If it helps at all, you only know about half of it. Happy Mother’s Day!

93.) You’re an amazing mom!

94.) I love you, Mom, more than words can say.

95.) I can always count on you for everything. You’ve been the best gift I could ever hope for.

96.) It couldn’t have been easy to raise me, but you did it with style!

97.) You’ve always been there for me. Thank you.

Mother’s Day Wishes From Husband

98.) Our kids hit the lottery by having you as a mom. Happy Mother’s Day!

99.) You are the perfect role model for our kids — I love you, always.

100.) Today, we celebrate the wonderful Mom you are to our kids.

101.) To say that you’re doing an incredibly amazing job with our children is an understatement. You make it look easy.

102.) Tonight, we leave the kids at home and go out and celebrate Mother’s Day.

103.) The “Fun Mom” still reigns supreme!

104.) MOM spelled upside down is WOW!

Mother’s Day Sayings

105.) We love you for all you do and all you are to us.

106.) A mother is a person you can always rely on – day in and day out.

107.) I want to thank you, Mother, for your patience, encouragement, strength, generosity, unswerving love, and those six little words that helped me through so many trying times – “Because I said so, that’s why.” Happy Mother’s Day!

108.) It takes someone special to be a wonderful wife, a magnificent mom, a fantastic friend, an incomparable companion, and the perfect partner-someone like you! Happy Mother’s Day, with all my love.

109.) I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect mother.

110.) Lots of love to my favorite person in the world.

111.) It’s no wonder that such a wonderful wife turned out to be such a wonderful mother too!

112.) Love is not just candlelight dinners, sentimental poems, and bouquets of flowers. It’s also bandaging scraped knees, reading favorite stories repeatedly, and always being there to listen and encourage. Love is all the things you do, every day, without fail, to make our house home and our family a wonderful place to be. Happy Mother’s Day, with all my love

113.) May all the love you give to others come back to you on this special day.

May your day be as bright as the flowers of May.

What to Write on a Mother’s Day Card

114.) Mom, over the years, I’ve watched the wonderful ways you’ve made life special for our family, the moments of love and laughter, the traditions and memories we’ll carry with us throughout our lives. But most of all, I’ve watched how you’ve shown us the true meaning of love in everything you do.

115.) My earliest memories of you, Mother, are the soft music of your voice as you comforted me to sleep and your tender touch on baby hands as you began a lifetime of gentle guidance. But my favorite memories of you, Mother, are the ones you create for me every day your unwavering support, your quiet concern, and your selfless example of love. Happy Mother’s Day

116.) On Mother’s Day, your children are supposed to cater to your every whim – It sort of goes against the natural order of things, doesn’t it?

117.) May your day be filled with love and joy. I feel so blessed to have you as my Mom.

118.) Only a mother can communicate love without saying a word. I hope you know that you’re loved and appreciated beyond measure for the many unspoken ways that you share your love in our family.

Happy Mother’s Day Messages

119.) Thank you for being a great Mother and a good friend.

120.) Your strength and love have guided me. Have the best Mother’s Day!

121.) Have a wonderful Mother’s Day! You have always been an angel to me.

122.) Whenever I think of integrity, love, and generosity, I think of you. Happy Mother’s Day!

123.) Thanks for being there when I needed you the most and even when I didn’t.

124.) You are precious to me in every way. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

125.) Thanks for giving me the best things in life: Your time, care, and love. Happy Mother’s Day.

126.) Dear Mom, You are more than just a mother to me! I owe you so much.

127.) Your loving, caring ways have inspired me to be the best person. Thank you with all my heart.

128.) There aren’t enough words in any language to express how much I love you.

129.) Thinking of you with love today and always. Happy Mother’s Day!

130.) To my mother-who never sends me out into the cruel world without first wrapping me up in the warmth of her love.

Loving Mother’s Day Wishes

131.) Happy Mother’s Day Wishes to my favorite person in the universe.

132.) To a mother-in-law who raised the most beautiful daughter in the world.

133.) Your unconditional love from day one has made a difference in my life. I love you.

134.) The gratitude I have for you increases with each day. You have always been a wonderful mom.

135.) You’ve been the greatest blessing in my life. Happy Mother’s Day!

136.) To my wife: As the years go by, I realize that it’s not just the children who are growing up. Our relationship is ever-growing, too. I’m so lucky to share with you a love that grows stronger and more beautiful each day.

137.) Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.

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Mother’s Day Quotes

138.) I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.
Phyllis Diller

139.) To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.
Maya Angelou

140.) She taught me that fear is not an option.
Diane Von Furstenberg, speaking about her mother

141.) My mother is a walking miracle.
Leonardo DiCaprio

142.) My mother, she is beautiful, softened at the edges, and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.
Jodi Picoult

143.) The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.
Jodi Picoult

144.) God could not be everywhere, and therefore He made mothers.
Rudyard Kipling

145.) Being a mom has made me really tired and so happy.
Tina Fey

146.) The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.
Karl Lagerfeld

147.) Having kids makes you look stable to the people who thought you were crazy and crazy to the people who thought you were stable.
Kelly Oxford

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Mother’s Day Poem

To My Mother

148.) You too, my mother, read my rhymes, For the love of unforgotten times, And you may chance to hear once more The little feet along the floor.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Mother’s Day Greetings

149.) Here’s a Mother’s Day Message for you: I love you always.

150.) The All-World award for best mothering goes to you, Mom!

151.) You are loved and appreciated more than you know.

152.) To my mom, my best friend, and my inspiration – Happy Mother’s Day!

153.) I love you, Mom. I know I don’t say enough about all you’ve done for me (but the list is monstrously large!)

154.) You’ve always been there for us. We love you dearly.

155.) Wishing you a beautiful Mother’s Day!

156.) Wishing you the cheeriest, merriest, and funniest, the brightest, best, and sunniest of all days ever made!

Short Mother’s Day Sayings

157.) If I know what love is, it’s because of you.

158.) Sooner or later, we all quote our mothers.

159.) Home is where your Mom is.

160.) Mom: a title above Queen.

161.) My Mom is nothing short of wonderful.

162.) Keep calm and call Mom.

163.) My mom: Sweeter than candy, stronger than brandy.

164.) A garden of love grew in my Mom’s heart.

165.) Sometimes a girl just needs her mom.

166.) A girl’s best friend isn’t a diamond. It’s here, Mom.

167.) Moms: One person doing the work of twenty for free.

168.) All my love.

169.) Mothers are like glue — they keep everyone together.

170.) Nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it.

171.) I like how you never tell folks that I’m your favorite.

172.) My mom: A treasure beyond measure.

173.) Thank you for always being there for me.

Mother’s Day Wishes FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about Mother’s Day Wishes.

What is the best message for a new mother?

Here’s one we like, “Sleep deprivation never looked so good. To the world, you are a mother. To our family, you are the world.”

What are some other words for mother?

Synonyms for mother include mom, ma, mommy, mama, mater, female parental unit, and the old lady (use wisely).

What should I say to my wife on Mother’s Day?

Try this, “Our kids hit the lottery by having you as a Mom. You are the perfect role model, and I find myself loving you more and more each day.”

What is a funny Mother’s Day message from a son?

How about this? “I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize for all of the dumb stuff that I did as a kid. If it helps at all, you only know about half of it. Happy Mother’s Day!”

When is Mother’s Day this year?

Mother’s Day this year is Sunday, May 14, 2023.

What are some words one associates with mother?

  • Appreciative
  • Amazing
  • Beautiful
  • Beloved
  • Blessed
  • Brave
  • Busy
  • Caring
  • Cherished
  • Cool
  • Dear
  • Devoted
  • Glue
  • Graceful
  • Great
  • Hard worker
  • Heartfelt
  • Helpful
  • Inspiring
  • Kind
  • Loving
  • Memorable
  • Motherly
  • Patient
  • Precious
  • Protective
  • Proud
  • Reliable
  • Resourceful
  • Selfless
  • Smart
  • Special
  • Star
  • Strong
  • Supportive
  • Sweet
  • Teacher
  • Tender
  • Thoughtful
  • Trusting
  • Understanding
  • Wise
  • Wonderful

Final Thoughts

Do you have any favorite Mother’s Day wishes that we missed? Submit your favorite Mother’s Day wishes via our Contact Us page.

We hope you found these wishes useful for your message of love and appreciation to the mothers in your life.

By MJ O’Halloran

MJ writes about relationships, entertainment, and culture.


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