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The 50 Best Mother’s Day Instagram Captions to Show Your Love This Year

From heartfelt words to humorous statements, there's a caption for every mom out there


Spending time with the important women in your life on Mother’s Day is the best, but highlighting them on social media is also a sweet way to show your love and appreciation. Of course, the key to this is: the words need to be just as good as the photos! Here, we’ve compiled the best Mother’s Day Instagram captions that’ll shower your No. 1 ladies with all the recognition they deserve.

10 heartfelt Mother’s Day Instagram captions

If you’re looking for messages that will bring out the tissues, here are some great captions and quotes about moms.

  • Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who taught me everything about love, kindness, and compassion. I’m grateful for you every day!
  • Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who never stops giving and never stops loving. You’re my hero, Mom.
  • “A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” -Amy Tan
  • There is no way to be a perfect mother but a million ways to be a good one.
  • Out of all the moms in the world, I am so glad you are mine.
  • “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
  • I feel so blessed to have you as my mom. Thanks for always believing in me and doing so much for me. Enjoy your day!
  • Your love is inexhaustible, Mom. No one else could give so much and ask for so little. Happy Mother’s Day!
  • To my mom, my role model, and my best cheerleader: Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for being you.
  • “Where you lead, I will follow, anywhere that you tell me to, if you need, you need me to be with you, I will follow where you lead.” –Carole King

Related: Carrie Underwood’s Best Motherhood Quotes: Post-Baby Workouts, Parenting Mistakes and More

10 silly Mother’s Day Instagram captions that’ll make mom laugh 

Mom and daughter laughing at Mother's Day Instagram captions
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Want a little teasing that’s all in good fun? These are great Mother’s Day Instagram captions to choose from that’ll make Mom laugh out loud.

  • You’re not a regular mom, you’re a cool mom. 
  • Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.
  • No matter what life throws at you, at least you don’t have ugly children.
  • Thanks for giving me the best things in life: Your love, your care, and your cooking. Happy Mother’s Day!
  • Happy Mother’s Day from your favorite child!
  • Without me, today would just be another day. You’re welcome!
  • “It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.” –The Golden Girls
  • “My sister said once: ‘Anything I don’t want Mother to know, I don’t even think of if she’s in the room.’” – Agatha Christie. Happy Mother’s Day to the world’s best mind reader!
  • Sorry for all the years that you were tired, sticky, and dealing with toddlers. We love you!
  • “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” –Lisa Alther. 

10 Mother’s Day Instagram captions to use if you’re grieving

Losing a loved one is never easy, and holidays like Mother’s Day can come with elements of grief. Here, find Instagram captions that honor the loss of a mom or motherly figure. 

  • Whenever I miss my mom, I think about all the beautiful memories we made together and how blessed I was to have her in my life. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world.
  • Mom, you will always be loved, never forgotten, and forever missed.
  • “There is something about losing a mother that is permanent and inexpressible – a wound that will never quite heal.” –Susan Wiggs
  • “I miss the warmth of your gentle hug and the love I felt when my arms were wrapped around you. I miss seeing your beautiful smile and the sound of your voice saying my name. I miss hearing you say, ‘I love you’ and me saying, ‘I love you’ in return.’” –Millie P. Lorenz
  • “Mothers never really die, they just keep the house up in the sky, They polish the sun by day and light the stars that shine at night, keep the moonbeams silvery bright and in the heavenly home above they wait to welcome those they love.” -Nathan Chilton
  • Mom, could you come back and stay awhile. I want to hear your voice. And see your smile. I want to tell you how much I love you. I want to hold you tight and never let you go.
  • Mom, I could really do with one of your hugs right now. I miss you so much.
  • You never get over losing your mother, you miss her for the rest of your days.
  • A mother is never truly gone; she is always connected to you by heartstrings into infinity.
  • “My mother is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune.” –Graycie Harmon

Related: Valerie Bertinelli’s Simple Mother’s Day Advice — ‘Soak up What You Can’ — Is a Reminder to Us All (Exclusive Interview)

10 Mother’s Day Instagram captions if you’re away from your mom 

If you aren’t able to be with your mom on Mother’s Day, you can still give her the social media recognition she deserves with these captions.

  • Even when I’m not close by, I want you to know I love and appreciate you always. 
  • No matter where life takes me, you will always be my number one. I miss you endlessly.
  • “Distance means so little when someone means so much.” –Tom McNeal 
  • No matter how much distance there is, your love always finds its way home to me. I love you. 
  • We might be apart, but you’re in my mind and heart every day. I can’t wait to see you, I love you Mom!
  • A mother’s love is not defined by the time spent together, but by the love woven into each moment apart.
  • Distance teaches us to appreciate the days we can spend with our mothers, making them all the more special.
  • The strength of a mother’s  love is tested and proven in the times they are apart.
  • Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.
  • “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” –A. A. Milne

10 Mother’s Day Instagram captions from young children and dad 

Mom and Young child for Mother's Day
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When you’re posting for Mom as a spouse, father, or young child on Mother’s Day, you can demonstrate your appreciation with these captions. 

  • Wishing you the very best day ever.
  • You gave me the greatest gift in the form of our kids and I will cherish you for that for a lifetime. Happy Mother’s Day, my darling.
  • Wishing you a Mother’s Day that’s as wonderful as you.
  • Seeing you with our kids makes my heart full. Happy Mother’s Day!
  • In our little solar system, you are the sun and we all revolve around you.
  • Hi Mommy, thanks for all the cuddles and kisses. Happy Mother’s Day! Love, your little peanut.
  • Here’s to you, my love, on Mother’s Day. Thank you for the endless love you shower on our family. You are my everything.
  • Mommy, every day with you is a special day. But today is extra special! Happy Mother’s Day!
  • Happy Mother’s Day to my first and forever friend. Love you more than all the stars, Mom.
  • I love you to the moon and back.

For more motherly wisdom, check out these links below:

“My Advice Is Always to Not Take Anybody’s Advice” — Eva Longoria on Motherhood, Self-Care, and Resilience

What Does It Mean To Be a Mom? Maggie Doyne, Who Helps Care for 70+ Kids, Expanded the Definition

The 10 Best Movies for Mom on Netflix This Mother’s Day

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