How to Say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ to ALL Moms in 2021

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Moms are there from the very beginning, and they don’t get enough credit for the hard work they do. Mother’s Day is the day to honor moms for their hard work, care, and love. Sending a Mother’s Day message to the mom in your life is a great way to show her what she means to you. 

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However, you might have noticed some of the messaging around Mother’s Day changing in recent years. Nowadays, we should think about how some might feel left out in these Mother’s Day sayings and well-wishes, so it’s important to consider all moms on this holiday. 

How do you say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ to all moms in a way that’s considerate and kind? Words carry a lot of meaning, and you could accidentally insult someone or hurt someone’s feelings if you’re not careful. In this guide, we’ll explain what it means to say ‘Happy Mother’s Day to All Moms’ as well as what to keep in mind.

What Does ‘Happy Mother’s Day to All Mom’s’ Mean?

When you say ‘Happy Mother’s Day,’ you might accidentally exclude some or be inconsiderate. While this phrase sounds harmless on its own, and it can be, it’s also not the full story. Mothers come in all shapes and sizes, and the definition of what it means to be a mother is something that’s expanding to be more inclusive. 

Simply saying ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ to your own mom excludes those who might not have living children, might have experienced pregnancy or infant loss, and other guardians. In addition, we should recognize that Mother’s Day also can be difficult for widows and anyone grieving a loss.

Mother’s Day grief is very real. Being mindful of these different experiences is key when wishing someone a ‘Happy Mother’s Day.’

If you plan to share a message on social media or via email/DM, it’s important to consider how your words come across. Saying ‘Happy Mother’s Day to All’ is a way to honor mothers in all of their forms while staying considerate of those who might have experienced a loss. 

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When and Where to Say ‘Happy Mother’s Day to All Moms’

There is sometimes a bit of confusion about how to approach greetings and well-wishes on Mother’s Day. First and foremost, avoid saying ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ to every woman you encounter. This could be painful for those who are childfree or have experienced pregnancy loss of infertility. Someone could also be grieving a child. 

While someone is still a mother even if they’ve experienced loss, you don’t want to unintentionally cause more hurt on what could be a challenging day. Before using the greeting, consider what that person has experienced and how this day might feel for them. 

You might also look for other ways to acknowledge this occasion. If you know someone who has lost a child or experienced pregnancy loss, know what to say to someone who lost a baby. It’s possible to draw meaning from this holiday in a number of different ways. 

Because you don’t always know what someone has been through, less is sometimes more. Words are powerful, and they can hurt if you don’t consider how your message might be received. Saying ‘Happy Mother’s Day to all moms’ takes consideration and care. It’s best to say this phrase only to those you trust or online in a thoughtful message. 

Here are the dates for Mother's Day for the next few years:

2021: Sunday, May 9
2022: Sunday, May 8
2023: Sunday, May 14
2024: Sunday, May 12
2025: Sunday, May 11

‘Happy Mother’s Day to All Moms’ Messages to Share

Sharing a message on Mother’s Day not only lets you shout out the mothers in your life, but it’s also a way to show your support for those who are going through a difficult time. Here are easy messages to share on Mother’s Day that are directed to all moms. 

Messages for social media posts

If you’re posting on social media, it’s likely that a lot of people will come across your post. As such, you’ll want to be especially careful of what you say, our tone, and how it’s received. Try these messages to ensure you’re inclusive and kind. 

Every mother is amazing. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms everywhere!

While highlighting your own mother is great, it’s also nice to use this day as an opportunity to shine a light on the work all mothers day. This message is inclusive and shares the love. 

Happy Mother’s Day not only to all the moms on earth, but also all the moms in heaven. Sending lots of love on this day. 

For those who have lost a parent, Mother’s Day can be a hard day. Reminding all that some mothers are no longer here helps put the day in perspective, while also showing how a mother’s love never dies.

We might not agree on who has the best mom, but we can agree that all moms rule. Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s easy to say that you have the best mom when, in reality, all moms put in the hard work and care to raise their children. Let’s honor them for all of their hard work and sacrifices. 

For all the mothers and the mothers-at-heart, thank you for your care and kindness. Happy Mother’s Day!

Unfortunately, not everyone who wants to be a mother can be, but that doesn’t make their spirit any less nurturing. For those yearning to be mothers and those who have children of their own, wish them the best.

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers. If you’ve lost a child, lost a mother, or are yearning to be a mother, I’m thinking of you today and every day. 

Finally, show your support to all mothers. Motherhood looks different for everyone, and you’re a mother even if you’ve loved and lost. Honoring those experiencing any grief is a way to show you care.

Messages to text or DM someone

Mother’s Day is also the perfect opportunity to reach out to someone who has experienced a loss. If you know any struggling parents, grieving parents, or anyone with a strained mother-child relationship, a message or DM could be the support they need.

I’m thinking of you this Mother’s Day season. I’m always here for you. 

For anyone who might find this time of year challenging, reach out to them. While you likely should stay away from wishing them a ‘happy’ Mother’s day, you can still wish them peace.

How are you feeling?

Another way to show support is to simply ask how they’re feeling during this time. Instead of saying ‘You must feel [like this],’ let them share their own thoughts and memories. 

A mother’s heart is always with her children. I know she is with you today and always.

For someone who has lost a mother, remind them that their mother’s love is always near. This might be what they need to remember on this difficult day.

Wishing you a happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for all of your support. 

This is a great message to send anyone who has played a strong role in your life, whether it’s to a grandparent, step-parent, or guardian. Mothers come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s nice to honor those who were there for us.

I know Mother’s Day can be challenging. I wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you. 

Last but not least, it’s okay to recognize that Mother’s Day can be difficult. Dancing around this reality sometimes makes people feel they can’t speak openly, so let them know that you’re thinking of them during this time of year. 

Be Present on Mother’s Day

Mothers deserve praise and thanks every day of the year for the hard, selfless work they do. That being said, Mother’s Day can still be a painful, challenging time for many. Whether a parent recently lost a child, struggled to conceive, or is a mother in a non-traditional way, it’s easy for some to feel left behind on this holiday. 

The best way to be inclusive on Mother’s Day is to wish happy Mother’s Day to all moms. In addition, keeping in mind the right things to say and gifts for parents who lost a child help ease the burden on those experiencing grief. 

Mother’s Day means many different things to different people. From the loss of a child to the loss of a parent, this isn’t always a time for celebration. It’s important to be careful with your words to make sure you’re supportive of everyone. 

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