Mother's Day Lily Bloom Card with Custom Photo

25+ Happy Mother's Day Quotes & Greetings for Friends

Mother's Day Lily Bloom Card with Custom Photo


Friendships in every stage of life enrich your life and improve your health. There’s something extra special about friends in motherhood, especially the early years. Young motherhood feels super isolating when your world is constantly changing. It’s exciting to be a young mom at the park, doctor, story time, McDonald’s Play place, literally anywhere… and to see another mom flash a smile, play Peek-a-Boo with your little one, or communicate the universal words of connection: me too

Friendships with other moms in the same stage of life are invaluable. They are the women who brought soup when you came home from the hospital. When you texted to say you had mastitis, they came right over to hold the baby so you could rest. You have laughed together on the floors of messy houses, and they have shown up to clean your house when you were depressed. There’s a really good chance that they’ve piled your kids in their van *aka the coolest car ever* to grab an ice cream cone.

They sit and talk with you about mostly all the same things week after week, month after month, and if you’re really lucky year after year, without missing a beat. These are the moments of connection that carry young mamas through. Young moms aren’t just superheroes to their little ones – they show up day and night for their friends and their friends’ babies, too.

As Mother’s Day rolls around, we want to share the sweetest Mother’s Day messages and quotes. We hope they will give you some ideas to celebrate your incredible mama friends who mean so much. 

Happy Mothers Day Messages to Friends 

You don’t have any trouble thinking of words to say when you’re together, but thinking of the perfect words to send in a card or even a text message for Mother’s Day is tricky. How can you wish your friends a Happy Mother’s Day without sounding cliche or awkward? Here are lots of creative Mother’s Day messages to friends (and adorable cards to write in!):

  1. I admire so many things about you, especially what a protective Mama Bear you are! Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Here’s your reminder to look in the mirror today and say Happy Mother’s Day to the best Mama ever! 

  3. Roses are red, Violets are blue, If I could choose my own mom, I would definitely pick you. Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom I know!

  4. When you feel discouraged, remember that every single hug, peanut butter sandwich, and laugh makes you amazing in your kids’ eyes. You make the smallest moment feel magical. Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs ever, but you make it look like a piece of cake! Celebrate yourself today! You deserve it. 

  6. You’re my best friend & the best mom ever! I don’t know who’s luckier – me or your kids. Either way, congrats on being awesome. We love you! Happy Mother’s Day.

  7. There’s no such thing as a perfect mom, but you’re as close as they come. I admire you for your unrelenting dedication to your children.

  8. You’re a natural Mama! Seeing you bloom in your new role is as beautiful and exciting as noticing the first daffodils in the springtime. Happy Mother’s Day!

  9. Your family is so lucky to have you on-call 24/7, but I hope you experience some serious serenity today. Happy Mother’s Day! 

  10. I aspire to be the kind, patient, fun-loving, authentic mother you are when I become a mom one day. Do you think you’re going to write a book or something? I hope so! Happy Mother’s Day!  

  11. No matter what life brings your way, you stand strong in the face of it. You are a mighty Mama! Happy Mother’s Day! 

  12. I know it’s almost impossible to feel recognized for all the hard work that you do for your family each day. I hope you will take time today (and every day) to remember that your valuable work as a mom will have many ripple effects into the future. 

  13. Don’t let it get you down if your kid hates food, underwear, and the smell of your breath. It’ll change in 15 minutes. Happy Mother’s Day to the most patient woman I know! 

  14. The day you became a mom, everything changed. But you are still the incredible woman you have always been. Celebrate her today! Happy Mother’s Day! 

As friends, you witness the daily details of one another’s lives and motherhood. You have seen your friends wrestle their kids into car seats, stop them from eating a fry from the floor, and tear up talking about their exhaustion. You have been there when they show up to a 9 am play date after being awake half the night, unknowingly preparing their toddler’s least favorite breakfast, bathing the baby, and stopping to fill up their empty gas tank. Your acknowledgement and encouragement make them feel seen and loved just the way they are.  

Happy Mother’s Day Quotes for Friends

Many wise thinkers have come before us with heartwarming and hilarious sentiments about motherhood. These quotes will add special meaning, humor, and perspective to your Mother’s Day card for your friend: 

  1. “Having kids–the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings–is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” –Maria Shriver

  2. “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” –Jane Sellman

  3. “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” –Lin Yutang

  4. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” –Jewish proverb

  5. “Being a mom is not a job. There are no nights off. We don’t punch in and punch out.” –Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

  6. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” –Jill Churchill

  7. “As she guided me through these last 18 years, I don’t think she ever realized the person I most wanted to be was her.” –Rory, Gilmore Girls

  8. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” –Victor Hugo

  9. “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply … will give us some protection forever.” –J.K. Rowling

  10. “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

  11. “A mother is one who fills your heart in the first place.” –Amy Tan

  12. “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

  13. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” –Rajneesh


Words matter, especially the words of dear friends. Think of two or three of your best mom friends who would love to hear encouraging words this Mother’s Day. Decide what you want to say, and select a beautiful card to share your message. 

If it’s your friend’s very first Mother’s Day, there are lots of ways to spoil her with extra support and encouragement.

If you have more than a couple of friends that you want to share these beautiful Mother’s Day messages with, keep an assortment of beautiful floral Mother's Day pop-up cards on hand.

We hope you feel celebrated for all of the beauty that you bring to the world & that you have so much fun wishing your mama friends a Happy Mother’s Day! 


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