24 Mother's Day 'Gram Captions to Prove You Got It From Your Mama

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From Cosmopolitan

Oh Mother’s Day: It's the perfect time to reflect on all the things that your madre the bad-ass woman she is (especially, making you). And, sure, you can shower her in gifts, quality time, and compliments...but because the socials are just begging for you to acknowledge the woman who gave you life, you'll need to post about her too.

Before you @me, I'd like you to consider that Instagram may be the perfect platform to publicly describe your love for mom. Who doesn't love a cute photo and words of affirmation...even if she's not even on the platform (yet).

Whether you’re planning on putting up a throwback mother-daughter pic, a vintage disposable shot from mom’s 20s, or a post-Mother’s Day brunch snap, your girl has got some options. Help us help you, and keep scrolling for some Mother's Day Instagram caption inspo.

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Sappy nostalgia triggers

  1. Mama didn't raise no fool. (Except for maybe on the weekends.)
  2. I’ll always be your little girl—mostly because I'm still asking you to make my doctor’s appointments.
  3. She was hosting carpool karaoke before it was cool.
  4. I believe it was the ancient poet Drake who once said, “I only love my bed and my momma. I’m sorry"
  5. I owe you the world and more, but for now here's a feature on my IG feed.
  6. For further inquiries please contact my momager.
  7. If sunshine had two feet and a Costco membership.
  8. Happy Mother's Day and also congrats mom if you've figured out how to view this post in the first place.


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If Mom's a pop culture fan

  1. Mamma Mia (2007)
  2. The Kris to my Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall or Kylie (can't decide).
  3. I get it from my momma (by 'it' I mean a reality TV addiction).
  4. The Gilmore Girls wish they were us.
  5. For her 'Bad Moms' was a foreign language film.
  6. She's a cool mom.
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For a cute mother-daughter pic

  1. Ask if we’re sisters and she'll Venmo you later.
  2. My knight in shining Ann Taylor.
  3. After raising me she already knows all about high stress situations. Mom for Prez 2020.
  4. I'm her #1 stan.
  5. Spot the difference challenge.

For a Vintage Pic of Mom

  1. Bow down and show some respect to the queen, thank you.
  2. Weird, I thought this was a pic from this morning?
  3. Word to the OG.
  4. She's my chef but also the meal.
  5. Woahhhh! Mama, don't hurt 'em now.

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