25 Reasons You Should Thank Your Mom

Are you looking for things to say to your mom to make her smile this Mother’s Day? Sometimes a very genuine and specific “thank you” does the trick, even more than a fancy dinner or gift. (Although, those things are nice, too!)  If you’re looking for unique things to write in that card or maybe trying to think of something different to say at dinner, take a look at this list first because today we’re here to remind you of a few reasons why your mom is the best! Here are 25 Reasons You Should Thank Your Mom!


She gave birth to you.

right after birth

This might sound simple and basic, but really, anyone who’s been in the labor and delivery room knows that this is something to be thankful for. It wasn’t exactly a walk in the park, and because of those hours of pain, you’re here and alive.


She knowingly changed the course of her life for you.

life choice

Having kids is an amazing journey, but there’s a reason there’s a growing number of women who decide to pass on the opportunity. Chances are, your mom’s life was going in a certain direction, and when she decided to have you, that changed the course of her life.


She worried (and still worries) about you.

worried woman

Mom-worry is real, especially in today’s world with all the over-information. No matter how confident and secure she is, she has undoubtedly experienced at least a few moments of intense worry. Even if you’re out of the house and on your own, she still worries.


She sacrificed her body for you.

stretch marks

Stretch marks, hormones, the pains and inconveniences of nursing, that summer bikini body…all for you.


(She thinks you’re worth it, don’t worry.)


She taught you many important life skills.

play room

Have you ever thought about how much is involved with day to day tasks such as buttoning a button, tying your shoes, brushing your teeth, or even the basic concept of sharing? Although you might not remember, those things wouldn’t be part of your skill set without someone to show you the ropes. Next time you’re buttoning a shirt for work, think about your mom and be grateful.

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