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Show Your Mom Some Love With These Mother’s Day Instagram Captions

With Mother’s Day fast approaching on May 14, I’m sure we’re all looking at throwback photos of our childhood selves with our mothers or maternal figures in our lives, wondering how we can possibly sum up all of our love and appreciation in just one caption. It’s a day of celebration as we come together to honor her, and there’s nothing I love more than being able to proudly show off my love for my mom. Whether you’re busy coming up with gift ideas throughout these next few days or you’re planning on making something personal for Mother’s Day, there’s a high chance that you’re also preparing for photos to post on Instagram in celebration.

Now, if you’re like me, you’re also probably stressing out about how to caption your Mother’s Day Instagram posts. Whether you’re already editing your photo dumps, or you’re putting together a scrapbook-inspired Instagram post, I’m here to help you find some iconic and trendy Mother’s Day Instagram captions, including quotes from movies, shows, songs, and puns.

“I don’t know if she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her.”

Gilmore Girls always tugs at my heartstrings, and Rory just knows the right words to say sometimes. If your mom is a Gilmore Girls superfan, this is perfect for a caption.

“My mom and I are freakishly linked.”

Did I mention that I’m a bit Gilmore Girls obsessed this Mother’s Day?

“We’re like Gilmore Girls, but with bigger boobs.”

Ginny and Georgia are the current Gilmore Girls, so I have to shout them out for this caption-worthy quote.

“She’s warm, but she’s also kind of scary.”

Shoutout to all the warm and fuzzy and scary moms out there, this Lady Bird quote is for you.

“I want you to be the very best version of yourself.”

Because moms need to hear encouragement sometimes too.

“I have never felt closer to my mom.”

For all the Mamma Mia! stans out there, this is for you. You don’t have to sing Abba for this caption, though.

“In a world full of trends, you always remain a classic.”

Our moms are 100% responsible for our fashion trends, even if we may not agree with some of them. If you’re looking for a caption to post throwback mom photos in her best wardrobe, you’ve come to the right place.

“Always know that you’ve got a daughter that’s so, so proud you took the high road.”

We love seeing a supportive caption for Mother’s Day.

“And I love you for giving me your eyes, staying back and watching me shine.”

Yes, I have to include “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift here. Taylor’s lyrics just never go out of style, and also just give me all the feels.

“I love you a thousand yellow daisies.”
Gilmore Girls walking through Fall Festival
Warner Bros. Television

I’m not sorry for the amount of Gilmore Girls references here.

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”

Wise words from Princess Diana, a very loved motherly figure. If you haven’t already, go give your mom or any maternal figure in your life a hug and thank them for everything they’ve done.

“My mother is a walking miracle.”

Moms are a real blessing and a miracle, and if you’re looking to find a simple caption, look no other than this quote. Also, Leonardo DiCaprio said it, so if your mother is a Leo fan, she’ll love this quote.

“I think I’m my mom’s best friend, more than a daughter.”

If you’re like me, you tell your mom pretty much everything about your life.

“Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.”

In the wise words of Lady Gaga, you should honor everything your mom has taught you throughout the years in your caption.

“We are born of love; love is our mother.”

This quote by Rumi has me feeling very emotional and sentimental, and would be perfect for a scrapbook post.

“She lives inside of me.”

If you haven’t seen the “She Lives Inside Of Me” TikTok trend, you’re missing out on some serious 2000s nostalgia. However, we’re all pieces of our mother and if you’re looking for a caption to reflect that, this one’s for you.

“Let’s take a mom-ent to celebrate.”

No pun intended for this caption. Have a laugh at some of your favorite mom memories.

“This is super cheesy, but you’re a grate mother.”

Sorry to say, but cheese puns are the best.

“I really hit the mother lode by having you in my life.”

If your mom appreciates good puns, this quote is perfect for an Instagram post.

“If I ever missed an opportunity to tell you I love you, it was just a mom-entary lapse.”

Go down memory lane with this caption. Also, make sure you hug your mom and wish her a happy Mother’s Day after you post.

Leia Mendoza

TX State '24

Leia Mendoza is a national entertainment & culture correspondent and writer at Her Campus, where she writes and talks about the latest entertainment news and pop culture updates. As well as updating timely news, she covers a broad aspect of film, television and music for Her Campus Media. She is also a contributor to Oscars Central, where she covers award shows and future Oscar contenders. In addition to being a national writer & correspondent, she is also the Campus Correspondent for Texas State University’s chapter, overseeing all aspects of marketing, journalism, public relations and social media since 2022. Throughout her time as a campus correspondent, she has worked with beauty brands such as Prada, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent on beauty and fashion campaigns. In addition, she is a Film Production and Fashion Merchandising student at Texas State University. In the past, she has covered events conducted by Texas State University, Austin Film Festival's On Story, & SXSW. She has conducted interviews for Paramount, MGM, and A24. You can find her in her spare time talking about bridging the worlds of film and fashion together, cinema preservation, indie darlings, and fabulous shopping sequences.