It’s almost Mother’s Day, which means it’s time to show your mom just how much you love and appreciate her. After you've made her brunch, hung a fun (and free!) "Do Not Disturb" door hanger on her door, and surprised her with the perfect gift, you can document your Mother's Day activities with a sweet photo on Instagram. If you can't be together this year, why not plan a virtual Mother's Day idea and then post a special message for her?
A picture says a thousand words, so when choosing a photo to post for your friends and family to see, don't skimp on a caption that lets Mom know how much she means to you. Whether you opt for a funny quip or a heartfelt Mother's Day quote, these captions will make your mother-daughter selfie stand out in the scroll. These captions work for any mother figure in your life, whether she's your grandmother, family friend, or stepmom, because at the end of the day, being a mom is all about love.
There are sayings that will pair perfectly with mother-daughter quotes, or ones that will be a silly addition to a goofy pic. Even if your mom isn't online, you'll still want to share a sweet post as a tribute to the woman who gave you everything. Although you can never truly express how much she means to you, sharing a thoughtful post with one of these Mother's Day Instagram captions is sure to make her smile.
Funny Mother's Day Captions
Cheers to the woman who gave up wine for nine months, just for me.
Mom, I'm sorry for all the times I didn't take the chicken out of the freezer. I get it now.
You're not a regular mom, you're a cool mom!
Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.
Thank you for giving me life. And thank you for not taking it back during my teenage years.
Mom, I forgive you for replacing me with cats.
I love how we don’t have to say out loud that I’m your favorite child.
My Mother's Day gift to you is apologizing for ages 12-17. Sorry I was terrible.
Love you loads, Mom! Speaking of... can you do my laundry?
Mothers are a gift to humanity. End of story.
Mom—you’re definitely one of my favorite parents.
Sometimes when I open my mouth, my mother comes out.
I still can't fold a fitted sheet, but you did a good job.
Thanks for always loving me, even through all of my awkward phases.
In a surprising turn of events, my mother was right. About everything.
Everything I learned about being awesome, I learned from my mom.
Mom, you were right about everything. There, I said it!
She wore Mom jeans before it was cool.
Cute Mother's Day Captions
Life doesn’t come with a manual—it comes with a mother.
A mom is the greatest teacher, cheapest therapist, and best friend.
When people tell me I'm turning into my mother, I take it as a compliment.
There aren't enough flowers in the world to show you how much you mean to me.
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever.
Mom: A title just above Queen.
Not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart.
I love my mom to the moon and back.
Mom, I turned out awesome because of you.
A mother’s work is never done—but today, you deserve a rest.
Who needs a superhero when I have you as a mom?
Thanks for teaching me about the glass ceiling—and then showing me how to swing a hammer.
Behind every great woman is an even better mother.
Home is wherever Mom is.
Keep calm and call Mom.
The Lorelai to my Rory.
No matter how old she is, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.
Mothers are like buttons, they hold everything together!
Song Lyrics for Mother's Day Captions
"You saw the best there was in me. Lifted me up when I couldn't reach. You gave me faith 'cause you believed. I'm everything I am because you loved me." — Celine Dion
"I'll be your shoulder when you need someone to lean on. Be your shelter when you need someone to see you through. I'll be there to carry you." — Reba McEntire
"You've given me everything that I will need to make it through this crazy thing called life." — Carrie Underwood
"I know you were on my side even when I was wrong; And I love you for giving me your eyes, staying back and watching me shine." — Taylor Swift
"So, mother, I thank you, for all you've done and still do; You got me, I got you, together we always pull through." — Christina Aguilera
"I only love my bed and my mama, I'm sorry." — Drake
"I never thought you would become the friend I never had." — The Spice Girls
"You might have a mom, she might be the bomb, but ain't nobody got a mom like mine." — Meghan Trainor
"I admire you for the strength you've instilled in me." — Justin Bieber
"The only thing I ever had was you, it's true, and even when the times got hard you were there to let us know that we'd get through." — Good Charlotte
Quotes for Mother's Day Captions
"It's not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it." —The Golden Girls
“My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.”— Michelle Obama
"When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth." —Mitch Albom
"A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else's." —Princess Diana
"All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." —Abraham Lincoln
"Where you lead, I will follow." —Carole King
"I love you a thousand yellow daisies." —Gilmore Girls
"When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' It is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway." —Erma Bombeck
"Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember you're the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside." —Rachel Wolchin
"Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." —Marion C. Garretty
"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 best place to cry is on a mother's arms." — Jodi Picoult
Mother's Day Captions for Stepmoms
Motherhood requires love, not DNA.
First, you completed my dad's life. Then, you added more love to mine.
You didn't give me the gift of life, but life gave me a gift with you.
Thanks for always "stepping" up.
You're not a spare mom—you're an extra blessing.
We may not be related by blood, but we're connected by love.
Not "step," just family.
This is no Cinderella story.
Of all the evil stepmothers in the world, I'm glad I got you. 😉
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