Quotes About Mothers

It is almost May, Spring is in the air and Mother’s Day is coming upon us once again. I thought it would be a good time to collect some of my favorite quotes about mothers.

Since Mother’s Day is the perfect time for us to do some reflection about our mothers, what better way to do that than reading some beautiful quotes about mothers from some famous people.quotes about mothers

But, before I begin, do you know the origin of Mother’s Day and why we celebrate it as a national holiday?

Origin of Mother’s Day

The first Mother’s Day in the United States was held in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a ceremony to honor her mother. Anna’s mission was to honor her own mother by continuing the work she had started to set aside a day to honor mothers. Anna successfully campaigned for a formal holiday to honor mothers, and by 1911 most states had taken up the idea. This was followed in 1914 by a declaration by President Woodrow Wilson that Mother’s Day should be celebrated as a national holiday on the second Sunday in May.

The commercialization of Mother’s Day quickly followed. Ironically, Anna Jarvis campaigned for many years against the commercialization of Mother’s Day. Anna had wanted Mother’s Day to be a day of sentiment, not profit.

Today, just like many other holidays, Mother’s Day is very commercial. Most of us like to show our appreciation by giving our mothers flowers and gifts. After all, it makes our mothers feel good to be honored, and we feel good being able to show our mothers how much they means to us.

But, I also think we need to celebrate this wonderful recognition of our mothers by keeping in mind its true meaning. It’s easy to do that just by reading some quotes about mothers from some well known people.

Here are just a few of my favorite quotes about mothers that ring true. And it only seem fitting that I start with a quote from Anna Jarvis herself!green line divider

Quotes About Mothers

Mother’s Day is in honor of the best Mother who ever lived – the Mother of your heart.
~ Anna Jarvis

Mother’s Day…the one day a year we try to pay our moms back for everything they’ve given us over a lifetime.
~ Susan Gale

The first time you truly appreciate Mother’s Day will be the first time you spend it without one.
~ Linda Poindexter

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.
~ Washington Irving

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.
~ Mildred B. Vermont

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
~ Pearl S Buck

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
~ Sophia Loren

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
~ Stevie Wonder

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

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
~ Victor Hugo

Regardless of whether you are famous or not, you will never have a bigger fan than your mother.
~ Linda Poindexter

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
~ Erma Bombeck

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
~ Emily Dickinson

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
~ Meryl Streep

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
~ Abraham Lincoln

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
~ George Washington

Who ran to help me when I fell, and would some pretty story tell, or kiss the place to make it well? My Mother. ~ Ann Taylor

Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~ Abraham Lincoln

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.
~ Washington Irving

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
~ Robert Browning

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.
~ Mark Twain

If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.
~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. ~ Helen Rice

You never appreciate all of the things your mother did for you until you find yourself doing the same things for your kids.
~ Linda Poindexter

My mother was the making of me. She was so true and so sure of me, I felt that I had someone to live for – someone I must not disappoint. The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
~ Thomas Edison

And I saved my favorite quotes about mothers for last!

M-O-T-H-E-R

“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold;
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”
A word that means the world to me. ~ Unknown

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Unique Gift Idea for Mom

A Magazine Subscription – Unique Gift Idea 

Need a unique gift idea for your Mom this Mother’s Day? Why not give your mother a magazine gift; a gift that she will enjoy all year long? Not only will you be her shining star on Mother’s Day, but throughout the year as she receives her Mother’s Day gift over and over.

Present your mother with a magazine subscription that relates to one of her special interests or hobbies. Every time she receives her new magazine gift, she will fondly think of you.

Now, to make this a really unique gift idea and even more special, select a small gift or gift card to accompany her new magazine subscription. Here are a few ideas:

  • A cooking magazine will go nicely with a new apron, a cooking gadget, a casserole dish, a basket of spices and herbs or some flavored cooking oils.
  • A gardening magazine will pair nicely with a new plant, gardening tools, gardening gloves or a flower basket. Another great idea is to give her some packets of flower seeds along with a new flower pot.
  • For a craft magazine, the possibilities are endless. It really depends on what type of crafts your Mother enjoys. Some things that come to mind are a new organizer for her crafting items or a gift card to her favorite craft store.

A Year of Reading – Magazines for Mom

Here are my recommended magazine gift ideas that cover a variety of topics especially written for women:

Real Simple

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From the publishers of People, Health and Cooking Light, Real Simple is a magazine for the way you want to live today. You’ll find actionable solutions to streamline the way you manage your life. There are systems for reducing clutter, saving time and reducing stress. The magazine practices what it preaches by offering readers a clean, uncluttered style of layout and photos. Features: Home, Health, Organizing Food, Recipes, Beauty, Fashion, Work and Life.
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Family Circle

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Quick and easy recipes, do-it-yourself decorating, fat-fighting secrets and health alerts, family advice, great ideas for getting organized, money and time saving tips, and so much more!
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Country Womanunique gift idea


The favorite life-style magazine of country-loving women for 40 years is filled with delicious country recipes, affordable decorating ideas, easy-to-make crafts, green-thumb advice for your gardens and wholesome humor.
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Taste of Home

The #1 cooking magazine! Enjoyunique gift idea100+ home-style recipes and tips, each a kitchen-tested family favorite made with everyday ingredients. Plus color photos of every recipe, cost-saving menus, healthy-choice dishes, casual entertaining ideas and more.
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Every Day with Rachael Rayunique gift idea


Every busy home cook’s go-to-guide for great food; good fun; and inspiring ways to relax, laugh and enjoy life. Help yourself to 30-minute meals and menu planners, Rachel’s faves for fun, beauty, style and home, plus 100s of food and entertaining tips.
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Oprah Magazineunique gift idea

O, The Oprah Magazine gives confident, smart women the tools they need to explore and reach for their dreams, to express their individual style and to make choices that will lead to a happier and more fulfilling life. With one of the most trusted women in America serving as the magazine’s inspiration, O serves as a catalyst for transforming women’s lives.
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Harper’s BAZAAR

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The fashion authority, brings you the latest new looks from the hottest designers and the best dressed secrets, must-haves and great finds. Experience the best in style and beauty with Harper’s BAZAAR.
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Women’s Healthunique gift idea

A lifestyle magazine rooted in health and fitness. Women’s Health is filled with actionable and practical advice that you can use today. For women who want to do more, have more, and be more.
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All Youunique gift idea


Enjoy Life for Less! Each issue offers coupons, money saving tips, affordable menus, fashion for all figures and budgets, and advice from real women like you.
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Food Network Magazineunique gift idea

Offers unprecedented access to America’s favorite TV chefs and reflects the fun, playful sensibility of the Food Network. Each issue features various Food Network talent throughout its pages, plus a behind-the-scenes look at their shows and kitchens. The magazine showcases amazing kitchen gadgets, new restaurants, exclusive recipes and more. Food Network Magazine is for food lovers and Food Network fans of all ages and culinary abilities, offering pages of accessible recipes and tips on entertaining.
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Woman’s Dayunique gift idea

An indispensable resource for over 20 million women, presenting simple and sound solutions for health, home, food, style and money. Each issue offers the very best recipes, money-saving tips, home improvement ideas and more to make life rewarding, easier and more fun. Woman’s Day gives its loyal audience actionable tools and relatable inspiration to get the most out of everything.
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Better Homes and Gardens

unique gift ideaThe vibrant, down-to-earth guide for the woman who is passionate about her home and garden and all that they encompass. Issues contain lots of holiday ideas, recipes, crafts and ideas to decorate your home.
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First for Womenunique gift idea

Gives readers the tools and inspiration they need to feel great, look beautiful and love every dimension of their life. Published every three weeks, it delivers positive information on everything from health and nutrition to beauty and fitness to home and family.
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 Birds & Blooms

America’s #1 bird and garden magazine brings beautiful yards, gardens and wild birds into your living room with full-color photos, reader-shared stories. You’ll love the practical gardening advice, tips and fun family projects.
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Of course, there are hundreds of magazine subscriptions you can choose from for just about every hobby or interest there is. The secret is to find your mom’s special interest and surprise her with a magazine gift. What a great and unique gift idea for Mother’s Day and one that she can enjoy all year long.

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A Flower Bouquet for Mother’s Day

A Flower Bouquet for Mom

Mother’s Day is a very special day for Mothers everywhere. And choosing a flower bouquet for Mom is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day and to let her know just how much she means to you.

Your Mother has been there to hold your hand through the tough times and to give you “just because” hugs. Mother’s Day has no spiritual meaning behind it like so many other holidays. It is simply a day to celebrate Moms. And giving your Mom a flower bouquet is a sentimental gift and she will know it came from your heart.

Moms everywhere feel privileged to have had their children and they look upon them as precious gifts from God. Remember to treat Mom special each and every day, not just on Mother’s Day. It is an emotionally charged holiday when Mom looks back at moments from the past.

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Celebrating Lilie Rose

Show Mom that you are thinking about her by selecting a beautiful floral arrangement just for her. Fresh cut flowers will show your Mother that you were thinking of her on her special day.

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Spring Bouquet

Think about what your Mother likes.  Have you ever heard her mention what her favorite flower is? If she doesn’t have a favorite flower, select a flower bouquet that is made from Spring flowers. A bright flower bouquet is perfect for Mother’s Day.

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Bursting Lilie Bouquet

Giving your Mom a flower bouquet on Mother’s Day tells her that you appreciate all that she has done or put up with over the years. For the little ones, this holiday is a tradition that they can continue through the years. Flowers are the gifts that say so much without saying a word.

You can easily order flowers online. This is so convenient for all of you who do not live near your Mothers. Since you will not be able to celebrate her special day by being with her, just think about how delighted she will be when a special flower bouquet is delivered right to her door.

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Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Is Just Around the Corner

Doesn’t it seem like the holidays just sneak up on us? Well, Mother’s Day is certainly no different. The best gift advice I can give you is not to let that happen to you, especially on Mother’s Day. In this article I have outlined a few great Mother’s Day Gifts that may help you to select the best gift for your Mother, or at least get you thinking.

Just think how much a Mother does for her family. So why not surprise your mother on this very special day with a great Mother’s Day Gift!

Ideas for Mother’s Day Gifts

Of course celebrating Mother’s Day with your Mother usually means gifts, too.  If you are one of those people who has a rough time selecting the right gift, look no further. Let me help you select the best gift that your Mother will absolutely love.

Flower Arrangements

Most Mom’s love flowers, and now it is easier then ever to send flower bouquets no matter where your mom lives. You simply select the bouquet of choice online and have it delivered to your Mom’s doorstep. It is very convenient and easy to say “Happy Mother’s Day!” with flowers. Here are some suggestions.

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Bursting Bouquet

This “Bursting Lilie Bouquet” is so fragrant and bursting in a variety of colors from red and pink to yellow, orange and white. This lively bouquet is sure to inspire Spring and is the perfect bouquet for Mother’s Day!

 

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Garden Bouquet

This “Garden Bouquet” mixed flower arrangement looks like the flowers were picked straight from the European foothills. It is made with Spring flowers including sunflowers, tulips, green poms and more. This flower bouquet will indeed brighten Mother’s Day for your Mom!

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Mothers Day Gift Baskets

Gift baskets always make great gifts. Nowadays, there are millions of different gift baskets you can get, and they are available for every price range, for every taste and every theme.

Does your Mom like chocolate? There are many chocolate gift baskets for chocolate lovers. Does she like baked goods? There are many gift baskets with baked goodies in them. Does she like coffee? There many coffee themed gift baskets to choose from. You get the picture. The possibilities are truly endless. Here are a few suggestions.

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Hugs for Mom

This “Hugs for Mom” gift basket delivers your sentiments in style! This wooden picket fence planter is filled with gifts that make Mom feel special. The “Mothers Are Forever” inspirational book will say you love her for years to come.

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I Love You Mom Gift Set

If your Mom likes to garden, celebrate the most wonderful woman in the world and wish her Happy Mother’s Day with this incredibly cute and handy gift basket.  You know she is awesome and now she will too with this gift which keeps giving. It includes everything she’ll need for a miniature flower garden.

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Mothers Are Forever Gift of Relaxation Gift Basket

Indulge your Mom  with this ultimate spa set! This unforgettable gift comes brimming with revitalizing surprises. It arrives in a white gloss gift box that is great for holding photos or mementos. It also includes a heart warming book entitled “Mothers Are Forever.”

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Personalized Gifts for Mother’s

Would your Mom like to display precious pictures of her children and grandchildren? A picture frame that is personalized with their names makes a very personal gift for mothers?

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We Love You Mom
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Mother’s Poem Frame

How about personalized pillow with the names of her loved ones? This “We Love You Mommy” pillow is a great Mother’s Day gift for the little ones to give Mommy and she will treasure it!

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We Love You Mommy

There are lots of great personalized gift ideas, and some of them you can make yourself, while others you can purchase.

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Take Mom Out or Cook Her Dinner

Reciprocate for all the countless dinners, lunches and breakfasts that Mom made for you. Let her rest, while you make your Mother her favorite dinner. And don’t forget to do the dishes and clean up the kitchen, too!

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