Moms deserve to be celebrated 365 days a year, but definitely on Mother's Day. The holiday falls on May 9 this year, and perhaps you're planning to give Mom a thoughtful card or a Mother's Day gift. One or both of those is a great idea, but you might also want to think about sharing your love for Mom online as well. There's nothing like commemorating the holiday with a sweet Mother's Day photo on Instagram to tell the world how much you adore your mother.
This year, so many of us can't be with our mothers because we're practicing safe social distancing. And others have lost moms to COVID-19. Posting a photo of you and your mom online may help you feel a little more connected. Plus, it will help your siblings, friends, and other loved ones celebrate your mom, too, by liking and commenting on the post.
Going back through your photo archives can help you remember all the great times you've had with your mother — and smile at all of the silly and sweet photos you have that you can post! But sometimes finding both the perfect photo and the right words to say with it can be daunting. These sentimental quotes about moms and daughters and funny Mother's Day puns are here to point you in the right direction. There's a little something for everyone — funny captions for a silly throwback, song lyrics for the mom who loves to jam out, quotes to use for a stepmom who's close to your heart, and even Mother's Day poems appropriate for anyone who's lost their mom recently or in the past.
Whether you want keep it simple and stick to a one-line caption, or you start with one of these and allow your creativity to blossom from there, your friends and family will be sure to love the thoughtfulness you put into your Mother's Day Insta caption.
Funny Mother's Day Captions
Thank you for not telling my siblings that I'm your favorite.
Happy Mother's Day, Mom! (And while you're here, my apologies for those teen years.)
You're not a regular mom, you're a cool mom.
Turns out my mom was always right all those years.
Happy Mother's Day. Thanks for puddin' up with me.
"Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother." — Unknown
Cheers to the woman who gave up alcohol for nine months, just for me. I love you.
Mom: A title just above queen.
"Mothers are like glue. Even when you can't see them, they're still holding the family together." — Susan Gale
Punny Mother's Day Captions
Everything you do is so mom point.
When it comes to parental love and support, I really hit the mother lode with you.
Today, we take a mom-ent to celebrate you!
Mom, I love you loads. Speaking of which, can you do my laundry?
Yoda best mom. Love you, I do.
A mother's work is never done, but you can take today off.
Sentimental Mother's Day Captions
Thank you to the woman who has always been there for me, and who I know always will be.
To the woman who gives the best hugs, thank you, Mom.
We didn't always see eye to eye, but we'll always see heart to heart.
Thank you for always knowing what to say, for sharing your infinite wisdom, and for making me laugh, Happy Mother's Day Mom!
You were the mom that my friends all wished they had.
Home is where the mom is.
"Behind every great woman is an even better mother." — Unknown
Song Lyrics for Mother's Day Captions
"Mama, I love you, Mama, I care. Mama, I love you, Mama, my friend." — Spice Girls, "Mama"
"You taught me everything. Everything you've given me, I'll always keep it inside. You're the driving force in my life." — Boyz II Men, "A Song For Mama"
"You showed me how to love, you showed me how to care, you showed me that you would always be there." — Backstreet Boys, "The Perfect Fan"
"You might have a mom, she might be the bomb, but ain't nobody got a mom like mine." — Meghan Trainor, "Mom"
"She's a queen, second to none. Take care of Mother, you only get one." – Mr. T, "Treat Your Mother Right"
"I only love my bed and my mama, I'm sorry." — Drake, "God's Plan"
"There's no way I can pay you back, but the plan is to show you that I understand. You are appreciated." — Tupac, "Dear Mama"
"So mother, I thank you for all that you've done and still do. You got me, I got you. Together we always pull through." — Christina Aguilera, "Oh Mother"
"You taught me strength and you gave me guidance. Whenever faith was lost, you were there to find it. And all because a mother's love is unconditional." — Ashanti, "Mother"
Quotes for Mother's Day Captions
"A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled." — Emily Dickinson
"When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth." — Mitch Albom
"Mother was comfort. Mother was home." — Ruta Sepetys
"God couldn't be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers." — Daphne Wilder
"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." — Gaspard Mermillod
"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow." — Maya Angelou
"A mother's and daughter's love is never separated." — Wade Rouse
"We are born of love; love is our mother." — Rumi
"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary." — Dorothy Canfield Fisher
"A child's first teacher is its mother." — Peng Liyuan
"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." — William Makepeace Thackeray
"All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." — George Washington
"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." — Princess Diana
Mother's Day Captions for Stepmoms
"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." — Barbara Kingsolver
Parenthood requires love, not DNA.
Not step. Not half. Just family.
You didn't give me life. Life gave me you.
Thanks for always "stepping" up for me.
"Being a mother is an attitude not a biological relation." — Robert A. Heinlein
Stepmoms choose to love a child when they don't have to, and that means so much.
You never treated me as a spare child, but as an extra blessing.
Mother's Day Captions for Those Who've Lost a Mom
"The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of you, shall never pass away." — Unknown
"Whenever I am missing you, I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn't trade those moments for the world." — Cindy Adkins
"A Mother's hug lasts long after she lets go." — Unknown
"What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." — Helen Keller
"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." — Nitya Prakash
"'People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always.'" ― Isabel Allende
"There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart." — Gandhi
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