What to write in a Mother’s Day card

Hooray for all the moms in our lives! Hooray for the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, aunts, wives, partners, sisters, friends, fellow moms, mentors and women who love with a mother’s heart.This Mother’s Day guide offers signing tips and message starting points from Hallmark writers. You can read the whole guide or jump straight to the specific ideas that suit your style and your unique mom recipient. Whichever way you go, we hope our ideas help you honor and celebrate the amazing mothers in your life!

 For Your Mother

In life, there are times when you need your very own mom, and no one else will do. Similarly, there are certain special Mother’s Day messages you can only write to her.

From just you

  • “You’re my one and only mom, and I’ll always have a special place in my heart for you.”
  • “I’m so proud to be your kid.”
  • “Right from the start, you were the one who nurtured me, prayed over me, worried about me, guided me and supported me in every pursuit. Thank you for being there every day with just the love I needed.”
  • “Now that I’m grown, I realize I don’t just feel gratitude for you—but admiration. I’d want to pattern my life after yours even if you weren’t my mother.”
  • “Raising me took a lot of patience. Thanks for hanging in there with me.”
  • “To Mom, with love, from your favorite child.☺
  • “Mom, I was lucky enough to inherit your eyes and your sense of humor. I keep hoping I’ll get your lie-detector capabilities, too!”
  • “With love from the luckiest [son] in the world.”
  • “Sorry if I drove you crazy sometimes. I only did it because I love you!”
  • “To my mom, my friend, my angel.”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day, Mama. Every day, I thank heaven you’re mine.”

 

From you and your sibling(s), spouse, partner or family

  • “For all you do and all you are, we love you…”
  • “As a mom, as a mother-in-law, as a grandma—you’re the best, and we feel so blessed to have you!”
  • “Thanks for putting up with us! We love you like crazy.”
  • “Thanks for making home the happiest place to be.”
  • “We’re thinking of you with lots of love today! Hope you can feel it.”
  • “Mom, you’re the glue that holds us together.”

 For Your Grandmother

Whether she goes by grandma, nana, granny or another name, your grandmother is definitely someone to honor and celebrate on Mother’s Day!

From just you

  • “You’ll always have your own special place in my heart, Nana.”
  • “Thanks for spoiling me rotten!”
  • “Love is a family tradition for us…I’ve always known that, as long as I’ve been on this planet. You’re a big part of those loving memories and the reason I feel so lucky to be born into this family.”
  • “God knew what he was doing when he made you a grandma—He knew you’d be the best one ever.”
  • “I hope you know how much I admire the woman you are.”
  • “You’ve taught me so much without saying a word.”
  • “I could sure use a grandma hug right now.”
  • “Thanks for all the cookies and love. And cookies. Did I mention cookies?”
  • “Grandma, your love has shaped me in lasting ways.”
  • “So blessed by you, Gamma. You went above and beyond to help raise me, and it’s given us a special connection that I cherish.”

 

From you and your sibling(s), spouse, partner or family

  • “You are the heart and soul of our family. Love you, Grammy Pam!”
  • “For all you’ve gone through, all you are and all the love you share, we love you, Grandmother.”
  • “You are the cornerstone of our family.”
  • “You’re the best listener, the best cook, the best friend, the best grandma I could ever ask for.”
  • “On Mother’s Day, we hope you feel honored for all your years of caring for your children and grandchildren. And every day, we hope you feel how loved you are.”
  • “You don’t just give love, you are love. And we love you so much, too.”
Writing tip: If the card you choose for your grandmother says “Grandma,” but you call her Nonna Becky or K-K, use your written message to personalize it, addressing her by the familiar title or name you always use for her.

 For Someone Who is Like a Mother to You

If you’re very lucky, you have an aunt, godmother or other caring woman close to you who has been a unique mix of friend, family, mentor and/or second mother to you through the years. Here are some things you might say to her on Mother’s Day…

Examples

  • “Aunt Ginny, there’s simply no one else like you. I feel so blessed that we’re family…and that we’re friends.”
  • “You’ve been like a mom to me—someone I can tell anything and ask anything. Thank you for being such an important person in my life.”
  • “With love to an amazing lady…from someone who hopes to be one someday.”
  • “Just wanted to recognize you on Mother’s Day for being such a caring and positive influence in my life. I’m forever grateful, and I look up to you more than you know.”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day to an amazing woman I’ll always admire, appreciate and love!”
  • “We hope it doesn’t come as a surprise that we’re thinking of you today. After all, you’ve loved us just like a mom.”
Writing tip: Mother’s Day is truly for all women who love with a mother’s heart. Giving birth is not required. Don’t hesitate to send a card and write a warm message to any woman who has been a strong and caring influence in your life.

 For Your Wife or Partner

What does a mom want to hear from her spouse on Mother’s Day? It’s no big mystery. She wants to hear that her partner sees all she does and appreciates her for it. A card is the perfect place to say it. And if there’s a “you’re a goddess/saint/miracle-worker” comment or a spa gift certificate to go along with it, then so much the better!

Examples

  • “You’re more beautiful than ever to me.”
  • “I love our family, and I love you.”
  • “Creativity, laughter, devotion…there’s so much to admire in the way you do motherhood day in and day out.”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day with all my thanks and love,”
  • “Thank you for all the ways you go above and beyond every day for our family. The kids and I are so lucky to have you.”
  • “I’m so grateful to be sharing life, love and parenthood with someone as creative and fun as you.”
  • “From the moment we met, you’ve had my heart. And seeing you as a mom only makes me love you more.”
  • “Because of you, our family and our sweet home are built around generous, selfless love. Thank you for making us all so blessed—especially me.”
  • For the wife who is a stepmom to her spouse’s child: “Thank you for being such a wonderful mother to my daughter. It means so much to see the way you care for her…and the way she loves you, too.”
Writing tip: Romantic or suggestive messages don’t tend to go over as well on Mother’s Day. Save those for your anniversary, Valentine’s Day or a just-because love card.

 For Your Sister or Friend

Messages for sisters and friends tend to be similar because they’re both peer relationships. You’re probably close in age and life stage. You might even share a special bond because you’re both experiencing parenthood at the same time.

Examples

  • “Celebrating the amazing mom you are to your own kids and the wonderful aunt you are to mine!”
  • “I always knew you’d be a great mom someday.”
  • “So glad our kids are cousins!”
  • “Wishing you a sweet, quiet, gross-out-free Mother’s Day!”
  • “So glad we’re moms—it’s one more sweet thing to share.”
  • “I can tell from how your kids act that they feel secure, well-grounded and totally loved. Of course they do. They have the best mom ever!”
  • “You’re my good friend, and you’re a mom I admire so much.”
  • “We started as mom-friends, but now we’re just plain friends. I’m so glad we are. Happy Mother’s Day!”
  • “Mother’s Day, margarita, mojito and merlot all start with ‘m.’ Coincidence? Surely not.”
  • “I don’t know how you do it. But I can easily see that you are doing a wonderful job of being a mom.”
  • “You are a blessing to your family…and to me.”
  • “I’m so grateful to have a friend and fellow mom like you in my life. Thank you for helping me deal with all the ups and downs of motherhood!”
  • “I believe in my heart that someday we’ll once again pee alone.”
Writing tip: Whether she’s a rookie or an old pro, a mom can always use a little encouragement. Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion for a reminder that she is doing a great job with her kids.

 For Your Daughter or Granddaughter

There’s something so heartwarming about seeing your daughter or granddaughter become a mother in her own right. On Mother’s Day, celebrate her for giving you those grandbabies (or great-grandbabies) you’ve waited so patiently for!

Daughter

  • “I’m so proud of you I can’t even express it. I would have been happy watching you pursue any dream you chose, but it makes me so happy that one of your dreams was to be a mother. Your children are a beautiful reflection of your loving heart.”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day to our beautiful daughter. Thanks for being such a devoted mother to a few of our favorite grandchildren!”
  • “Now that you’re a mom, hope you know a little of the joy I knew when I had you.”
  • “With love for being such a great daughter…and making me such a happy grandmother!”
  • “Motherhood is such a perfect expression of the gentle, caring person you are. It really warms our hearts to see you with your little boy.”

 

Granddaughter

  • “The world is changing so much…in so many exciting ways. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the love moms give. You’re carrying on the mom tradition beautifully, in your own loving way. I’m so proud of you.”
  • “I am so lucky to have you for my granddaughter. And your daughter is even luckier to have you for her mother.”
  • “Thinking of you and that sweet grandbaby of mine today!”
  • “So proud of the wonderful job you’re doing as a mom.”
  • “Seems like just yesterday you were a little girl yourself. Love seeing you as a mom!”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day to a granddaughter who just keeps on bringing joy to her family.”
Writing tip: Pride is a strong theme for daughters and granddaughters who are mothers. Let her know that motherhood is one of the many reasons you’re proud of her.

 For a Mother-to-Be or a New Mother

For a mom-to-be or first-time mom, her experience of Mother’s Day is unique. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for her, and that definitely calls for a special mention in your message.

Mother-to-Be

  • “Happy Mother-to-Be Day, Chelsea! You’re going to make such a good mom!”
  • “Happy Mother’s Day to our favorite mom-to-be with lots of love and anticipation!”
  • “You’re joining the mom club! Hope this Mother’s Day will be the first of many special ones for you.”

 

New Mother

  • “Everyone jokes about spoiling the baby. When can I come over and help spoil the NEW MOM? YOU DESERVE IT!”
  • “You are off to such a sweet start as a mom. Happy 1st Mother’s Day!”
  • “I remember the lunch when you first told me you were going to be a mom. I was so happy for you then, and I still am, because I see how much you love it and how amazing you are at it.”
  • “Can just imagine how meaningful today is with a new little one in your life. Enjoy!”
  • “You’ve got crayon-drawn Mother’s Day cards in your future, along with big hugs from your lucky little one!”
  • “That sweet baby isn’t the only one who should be pampered—today’s all for you!”
Writing tip: Excitement and encouragement are great qualities in a mom-to-be or 1st Mother’s Day message. Share in her anticipation, or tell her she’s going to be a great mom. Or both!

 Warm Closings

A warm closing before your signature is like the bow on top! Choose one of ours, or come up with one of your own.

  • Warmly,
  • Love,
  • With love,
  • Lots of love,
  • Love always,
  • Love, always and forever,
  • Much love to you,
  • All my/our love,
  • Love you,
  • Love and cuddles,
  • Hugs and kisses,
  • With much love and admiration,
  • Wishing you happiness,
  • Warmest wishes,
  • Gratefully,
  • With heartfelt thanks,
  • Blessings,
  • God bless,

 Mom Quotes: Wise Words from Moms about Motherhood

Half of the stuff you’re worried about now won’t matter. I promise.
—Cat

Don’t let those online baby milestones freak you out. Who are those kids, anyway?
—Meghan

No one ever took their paci to college.
—Meghan

There is no “normal.”
—Meghan

 MOM WISDOM: SLEEP ADVICE

I know it seems impossible to sleep when the baby sleeps, but good God, please try.
—MeghanJust get sleep. By any means possible.
—Cat

Those little gowns with elastic bottoms are lifesavers when you have a newborn. Having to align 17 sleeper snaps in the dark at 3 a.m. is the devil’s work.
—Amy

 MOM-WISDOM: COPING SKILLS

Forget about dry-clean-only.
—Emily

Wine night with the girls is an essential survival tool.
—Meghan

Keep a Ziploc bag in your car at all times that contains a few wipes, extra socks and underwear and a change of clothes. This has come in handy SO many times for our family, including one time that involved a poop and park swings.
—Amy

If you brushed your teeth today, you’re doing ok.
—Meghan

 MOM WISDOM: YOU DO YOU

Kids are awesome little weirdoes. Let them be that way.
—Meghan

When potty training, bribery is key.
No shame in my M&M-rewarding game.
—Amy

Just do what’s right for your family. And lead with love.
—Cat

I was a heavy researcher before my daughter was born. I read ALL the books, listened to the experts, queried my doctor constantly. So…I thought I was ready when she came.

Oh boy. When she was about three months old colic set in. Every day from three o’clock to six o’clock, she’d howl. HOWL. One day, I just couldn’t deal anymore. I’d tried EVERYTHING the damn books said about colic. Crying myself, I picked up the phone and called my mom. She was sympathetic as I told her all about the book I’d read and how nothing was working. She stopped my tears with this question: “Well, has the baby read the book?” Then laughing she said, “Put down the book and read the baby.” LOL!

So my words of wisdom are that each child is different. None of them have read the books, listened to the experts, or signed a contract to do it like any other baby. Read your baby. You’ll be fine.
—Melvina

Dad’s Advice for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect chance for today’s supportive, nurturing dads to show off their skills. And it is great training for thoughtful kids: Figuring out how to make someone else happy is a valuable life lesson.

We asked some of our caring fathers what they have done to make their wives’ days on Mother’s Day. Each of the ideas is easy to personalize for all different kinds of moms—and the kids who love them.

Dad’s advice for Mother’s Day: Create a soundtrack for the day with playlists full of Mom’s favorite songs.

One of our family’s favorite things to do together is to take turns playing songs for each other: personal favorites we want to convince the family are as good as we say, family greatest hits that everyone already loves, and sometimes songs you just gotta hear. We call it the Song Game…and everyone wins. (Unless I play ’80s hair metal.)

Wife and mother extraordinaire, Katie, often plays songs that fall in the last category—songs that she just needs to hear, songs that for one reason or another feed her soul and make her heart happy. And every note of every song is well deserved. Because in our family, she’s the one that always knows what we need to hear, the one who feeds our souls (not to mention our bellies), and always makes our hearts happy.

She’s a stay-at-home, do-it-all, music-lovin’ mama, so this Mother’s Day, our boys and I are going to make three playlists for her, one from each of us. We’ll listen as we celebrate her, cook for her, and generally try to make her day a worry-free and happy-hearted serenade. And I’ll even try to keep the metal to a minimum.
—Jake

 Help Mom get off the grid

Dad’s advice for Mother’s Day: Plan an overnight escape from everything and everybody.My wife’s favorite Mother’s Day? Probably the year she got to spend it by herself. Whaaaaaaaat?

Yep, it might sound a little strange at first. But bear with me, because it won’t sound strange to the moms. Especially the ones who love their alone time and have little kids.

A few years ago, when ours were baby and preschooler, chaos was the default household setting. Commotion! Tumult! Etc. It’s exhausting to have small kiddos—somehow even when they’re napping.

It didn’t help that my wife, who balanced parenting with freelance editing, was also an incredibly light sleeper. She got up with them throughout the night for months and months on end. (I got up, too—just not as often, let’s be honest.)

After kid number two came along, I thought we needed to try something completely different for Mother’s Day. What she really needed was to not, you know, be needed. At least for a while.

So I booked her a room in a nice hotel (doesn’t have to be crazy fancy, but it helps!) and asked the preschooler to help me make a restful care package. Then we drove her there, said farewell, and heard a rather joyful click of the latch. I half-expected to hear angels singing from behind the door.

She’d have most of the day, that night, and a morning of the blissful solitude and silence she’d been lacking. She was off the Mom Grid. It wasn’t everything, but it was enough.
—Matt

 Design Mom’s dream day

Dad’s advice for Mother’s Day: Ask Mom what she wants—and make it happen.When my kids were under 18 months old or so, Mother’s Day was easy. I’d tape a card to the youngest and they toddle Mom-ward and it’s adorable and then we try to make sure Mom gets in a nap or two. Easy.

But once the kids got older, the stakes went up. That’s where Mom’s Dream Day came in. It can be tailored to any budget, and any age kid can help. It works like this…

From the moment Mother’s Day dawns (whenever Mom would like that to be, and you get up earlier to organize), the focus is 100% on Mom. The day becomes a series of easy, great, fun, etc. choices, all decided by Mom and then brought to life by Dad and kids.

Does Mom want breakfast in bed? Perfect! Old-enough kids can help cook and younger kids can deliver, but that’s not even close to where the special ends.

Does Mom want to start the day with some calming and centering yoga? We namaste out of her way and let her do it!

Does Mom want some gentle background music playing? Maybe recorded bird sounds, or ocean waves? She picks, you play.

Does Mom want a walk in the park? Alert the squirrels! She’s comin’ through!

Does Mom want to go out to dinner? Her choice! Even if it’s someplace that doesn’t come with paper word-find menus!

Does Mom want to marathon home improvement shows? Fluff the throw pillows and fire up the DVR!

See all the “Does Mom want” statements? Mom chooses. Dad and kids make it happen. That’s how you do it. Mom gets to choose, kids get to help, and Dad gets the credit. Also works for birthdays, and, of course, it’s a natural for Father’s Day…if you want to start laying the hint groundwork now.
—Dan

14 Mother’s Day Quotes That Prove Mom’s a Hero

Jessica Lange

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.”

Robert Browning

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there

Washington Irving

“A mother’s love endures through all.”

Washington Irving

“A mother’s love endures through all.”

Stevie Wonder

“If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”

Princess Diana

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

George Washington

“All I am I owe to my mother.”

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.”

Anonymous

“Sooner or later, we all quote our mothers.”

Jewish Proverb

“A mother understands what a child does not say.”

Anonymous

“Moms are like buttons — they hold everything together.”

Anonymous

“A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.”

Anonymous

“Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.”

Anonymous

“Mothers don’t sleep. They just worry with their eyes closed.”

DIY Mickey Mug for Mom

 

Mother’s Day Gift Basket Ideas

Make a magical gift for Mom that she can use every day. Choose her favorite colors and she’ll be delighted!

Time: 1 hour

What You’ll Need

  • White ceramic mug
  • Alphabet stickers
  • T-shirt or fabric
  • Acrylic paint for glass and ceramics
  • Medium circle sponge paintbrush
  • Small circle sponge paintbrush

How To Make It

  1. Wash mugs with soap and water.
  2. Press alphabet stickers onto fabric to lessen stickiness.
  3. Carefully remove stickers from fabric and press onto mug.
  4. Prepare a palette of ceramic paints. Choose three favorite colors.
  5. Paint layers of Mickey shapes over the alphabet stickers. Use a medium circle sponge paintbrush to create Mickey’s head, and a smaller circle sponge paintbrush to create Mickey’s ears.
  6. Once dry, remove stickers.
  7. Set the oven to 360 degrees and immediately place the mug in the oven. To prevent cracking, do not pre-heat oven prior to placing ceramic mug inside. Pre-heating may cause the ceramic mug to heat up too quickly.
  8. Bake mugs for 30 minutes. When time is complete, turn oven off and allow mug to cool there. Removing mug from oven too quickly may cause the mug to crack.
  9. Present mug to Mom on Mother’s Day!

Mom’s Treasure Box

Before leaving the sea to marry Prince Eric, Ariel spent hours as a young mermaid combing the ocean floor for human artifacts to add to the cache of treasures she hid in a secret grotto. But once her daughter Melody was born, she kept her mermaid identity a secret in hopes of protecting the little girl from the wrath of the sea witch Morgana. Still, as fate would have it, Melody found her own way to the sea and quickly learned all about her mother’s past firsthand — by becoming a mermaid herself.

Mermaid or landlubber, any mom would love keeping her favorite trinkets and mementos in one of these hand-decorated treasure boxes.

Time: 25 minutes

What You’ll Need

  • Small box with a lid (you can buy a plain brown one at most large craft stores for a dollar or so)
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Paintbrush or foam brush
  • Mod Podge or similar glue sealer
  • Assorted notions and trinkets for decorating, such as buttons, sequin, faux gems, and stickers
  • Tacky glue

How To Make It

  1. Cut pieces of scrapbook paper to cover each side of the box as well as the sides and top of the box lid. You can use one piece per section or fit together several small pieces collage-style. Attach the paper pieces by brushing Mod Podge on the backs and then pressing them in place.
  2. Once the box is covered, seal the surface of the paper with Mod Podge and let it dry.
  3. For the finishing decorative touches, glue on assorted notions and trinkets.

Notes

Cutting should be done by an adult.

Disney Parks Mother’s Day Card

For the Sentimental Mom

Container

A stylish file box to keep everything organized on her desk.

Contents

  • Elegant stamp holder. Since she still sends a hand-written note, she’ll need to keep her roll of stamps easily accessible.
  • Personalized rubber stamp. Upgrade her correspondence with a custom return address stamp.
  • Address book. To keep all her contacts organized and up to date.
  • Interview journal. Have her fill in this thought-provoking journal and see your mother in a whole new light.
  • Monogrammed stationery. Whether for thank you notes, sympathy cards, or just-because, you can’t go wrong with a personalized set.

For the Mom Who Loves to Entertain

Container

A festive ice bucket perfect for chilling that bottle of bubbly or keeping at hand while mixing drinks.

Contents

  • Coordinating coasters. Her bar set doesn’t need to be completely matched, but look for coasters in a complementary pattern.
  • Drink mixer. Keep a bottle of her favorite drink mix in stock for any impromptu get-togethers.
  • Champagne flutes. What better way to toast than with a set of elegant flutes?

 

For the Mom Who Loves to Garden

Container

A patterned watering can, so everything can come up roses.

Contents

  • Gardening tools. Get her flowerbeds off to a good start with the right tools.
  • Seed Packets. If you’re unsure of her favorite bloom, a wildflower mix is always sure to please.
  • Gardening gloves and hand cream. Protect her hands while digging in the soil and after she’s done.

For the Mom Who Deserves a Getaway

Container

A chic straw tote for carrying all of her beach or pool-side essentials.
Contents

  • Bright flip flops. You can’t go wrong with a classic sandal in the color of the season.
  • Plush beach towel. Perfect for lounging about and drying off, bigger is better when it comes to beach towels.
  • Stylish sunglasses. The right pair can add a certain je ne sais quoi to her beach ensemble.
  • Lightweight scarf. As the sun goes down, she’ll need something to wrap up in

For the Movie-Loving Mom

Container

A ceramic popcorn bowl. Holds a supersize amount of popcorn.

Contents

  • Movie-theater gift card Treat your mom to a flick even if you live far away. Available at your local theater.
  • Her favorite DVD. Pick classic films that aren’t yet a part of her collection.
  • Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide. A must for any closet critic. Contains more than 19,000 movie reviews, from smash hits to sleepers, plus an index of leading actors.
  • A pocket pack of tissues. For when she watches Lassie Come Home, Bambi, or Terms of Endearment.

For the Mom Who Indulges

Container

A pink plastic trash can. Flirtatious yet functional―perfect in a boudoir.

Contents

  • Valley of the Dolls, by Jacqueline Susann. The 1960s trash classic about three bombshells who fail to make it big in the Big Apple, begin popping pills, and bottom out.
  • Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. The Queen of the Banned. Nabokov’s erotic, rhapsodic story about wanting what you shouldn’t.
  • Good in Bed: A Novel, by Jennifer Weiner. A fast-paced modern fairy tale about a woman whose intimate secrets are outed in a magazine by an ex-boyfriend.
  • Pen Pals, by Olivia Goldsmith. From the author of The First Wives Club, a revenge novel about a Wall Street woman who takes the fall for her boss.
  • Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray. The renowned Victorian social satire about two status-hungry heroines.
  • Note cards. So Mom can write to you about all the dirty details.

DIY Homemade Herbal Bath Salts

What you will need:

Epsom Salts – you can get these at any drug store in the medicine department

natural oils– my favorite brand is Aura Cacia, you can get these at Whole Foods or vitacoast.com for pretty cheap

jars or ziplock bags– I like to get cute vintage jars at thrift stores

big bowl & spoon

food coloring or beet, carrot, or spinch suppliments in capsules

(optional) fresh dried lavender, rose, chamomile or other herbs. I get mine in Chinatown by the pound

Directions:

In a big bowl pour a 4lb box of epsom salts in and add 20 drops oil, 4 drops of food coloring (or 2-3 capsules) and sprinkle herbs into the mixture. Stir this until everything is evently distributed. Pour into jars and go relax in the bath!

You can make up your own recipe for these but I will include three of mine!

  1. Grapefruit oil, yellow food coloring, dried lavender & chamomile
  2. Meditation oil, lavender oil, blue food coloring, dried lavender
  3. Tranquility oil, green food coloring, dried roses

Most of us know about the importance of iron and calcium for our bodies, but what about magnesium? It is the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body. It helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.

Most of us are deficient in magnesium, and soaking in a bath with Epsom salt, which is high in magnesium, is one of the easiest ways to get a boost. Not only is a bubble bath the best way to unwind at the end of the day it is also super healthy for you with epsom salts added!

  • Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
  • Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
  • Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
  • Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.
  • Relieved stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
  • Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.
  • Improved oxygen use.
  • Improved absorption of nutrients.
  • Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.
  • Prevention or easing of migraine headaches

Here’s What Your Mom Wishes You’ll Write in Her Mother’s Day Card

 

And a Mother’s Day card is the perfect place to acknowledge that your mom has made a lot of sacrifices for you. So instead of letting Hallmark do all the heavy lifting, get a card with some space for penning a personal message, and use these ideas as a jumping-off point.

Talk about the time you needed her most, and she was there.

Whether it was to cheer you on during a big game or cheer you up after someone broke your heart, devote a few sentences to how her presence boosted you up. And thank her for the support.

Say what you most adore about her.

Maybe she’s got a wicked sense of humor. Maybe she never sweats the small stuff. Maybe she is the most selfless person you’ve ever encountered. Whatever you love about her, make it known in the card.

 

Every mom has a story about her kids she remembers fondly. Remind her of the one that always makes her laugh. Bonus points if you can add something she didn’t realize had also happened.

Write about a lesson she taught you.

There’s probably been a situation when you handled things exactly as your mom would have, especially if you’re a parent yourself. Share the story, and end it with how appreciative you are that she influenced you in such great ways.

Apologize to her.

In your years as someone’s child, you’ve likely regretted doing something that upset or angered your mom. If you’ve never owned up to it, take the opportunity to do so in the card. It may seem random, but your mother is sure to appreciate the gesture.

Tell her what you couldn’t have accomplished without her.

Every loving mother wants their children to achieve their goals. She’s probably helped you reach a few of yours. So call them out, emphasizing how it wouldn’t have been possible if not for her. Again, thank her. Profusely.

The Things You Should Tell Your Mom

We polled our staff — what’s the one thing you would want to tell your mom before it’s too late? Here’s what everyone said:

  1. Even though I’m an adult now and don’t need you as much as I used to, you will always be the only person I want to take care of me when I’m sick because you’re the only person who can make it all better.”
  2. I did break that lamp when I was 5 years old. You probably already knew that, so thank you for loving me anyway.”

 

 

 

  1. Now that I’m a mom too, I finally understand how much you love me — wow, and thank you.”
  2. “Thank you for continuing to kiss my head even though I still have a knack for rearing my head at exactly the wrong moment and smacking you in the nose.”
  3. “I’m so glad you introduced me to Diet Coke, because I never would have made it through college without it (or you).”
  4. “You were right! That skirt was obscenely short!!!!”
  5. “You’ve told me a dozen times how proud you are of me — but I don’t think I’ve ever said how proud I am of you. You’ve shown me how to overcome little obstacles with grit, grace, and a glass of white wine.”
  6. “I don’t know how you do it, but you have mom ESP and you send me love texts exactly when I need them.”
  7. “You really did make me a better washer of dishes by making me do them over and over until I got them right.”
  8. “I really appreciate you not kicking me out of the house at 17. I don’t like that version of me, either.”
  9. “I know when you tell me I look ‘tired’ and that my shoes are ‘interesting’ that you are saying it out of love.”
  10. “I’ll only say this once: Your marinara recipe is better than mine.”
  11. Thank you for encouraging me to stay a kid as long as I could. I get it now.”
  12. “Thanks for introducing me to Jane Fonda aerobics tapes. A sweet dance-off with our friend Jane is exactly what I need some mornings.”
  13. “My husband fell in love with me because I know how to cook. I learned from watching you.”
  14. “Thank you for making me invite so many of your old friends to my wedding. Yeah, I was annoyed at the time — but there’s something so affirming about knowing there are people out there who held me as a baby, witnessed my marriage, and will help me remember you once you’re gone.”
  15. “I know you did the best you could, even if I told you I didn’t think you were.”
  16. “I loved you even when I was acting just the opposite.”
  17. “We need to agree on the secret name/phrase for the medium to channel to prove that you’re still with me on the Other Side.”
  18. “You are the fiercest champion I’ll ever have in my corner.”
  19. “I love you the most.”
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