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Get Mother's Day Inspired & Win $75 at Sephora

Get Mother's Day Inspired & Win $75 at Sephora

For Women's History Month this year, we asked who your hero is. More than 70% of you said you were inspired by your mother, your grandmother, your great-grandmother, your daughter, or an aunt who treated you like her own. Clearly, motherhood is something to be celebrated.

This Mother's Day, we want to appreciate all of the amazing mothers and daughters out there by showing off what our members said. Add your own story and you could win a $75 Sephora gift card to treat yourself - and a family member who you wish to honor too.

Moms Who Inspire

My grandmother, Jassodra Kumar. She is close to 70 years old and you will find her in a kickboxing class, doing yoga or getting a manicure. She has great energy and lives life to the fullest. Age is just a number for her and I hope to be just like her in my golden years. - Gjprasad

My mom's such a wise, loving, selfless woman and is always willing to help, listen, give a hug and share wisdom. ... she inspires me to be a better woman, wife, and mom. - wittes02

Moms Who Overcame the Odds

My mom. She was one of very few female welders back in the late 70's at the Electric Boat/General Dynamics shipyard. She endured a lot - physically, mentally, and tons of sexism. She did it to support 3 children on her own, and I'm proud she stuck it out! - AmAtHome

... At almost 89 years old, [my mom] is beautiful and strong! When our dad died, we thought we would be supporting and helping her, yet she ended up supporting us! If I could be half as beautiful and kind as she is when I am 60 years old, I would be happy! She inspires us all! - pmencin

Moms Who Sacrifice

My grandmother ... sacrificed so much during her childhood years in the Great Depression just so nobody in her family went hungry and that her younger siblings could stay in school. - redneckwoman

My mother ... was a stay at home parent till I was 4 and my father left. My proud mother had to BEG for a job. She worked her way up from a desk clerk to a manager of an office! Despite not having a lot of money, she always made sure we had food on the table and clothes on our backs. She went over 10 years with the same clothes, sewing them up so she could make sure my brother and I had shoes. ... - kymom13

Moms Who Are Survivors

My mom Dianne Brost inspires me because she has survived stage 3 colon cancer, has run 2 marathons since being diagnosed, will do anything for friends or family and volunteers a lot. - yarbr012

Kathy my mother ... just had a major stroke in November and her recovery is a miracle, she is so determined and after everything she has been through still has her sense of humor and worries of every one else. ... I am so lucky to have her as my best friend and my mother. - winnie11

Moms Who Motivate

My mother ... takes care of me since I have a chronic illness, showing me kindness and patience. Like any other mother, she has taught me how to be thankful and how to show gratitude. Finally, as my best friend, she has taught me hugs and laughter are truly the best medicine.  - taletreader

...[My mom] taught me that no matter how old I am or how far into something I have gone, I can always turn it around and make it into something beautiful! ... - ablendedmomma

How have you been inspired by your mom, grandmother, or mother-figure in your life? Tell us for the chance to win a $75 Sephora gift card!

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*One lucky commenter, Tweeter, or Instagrammer will be chosen at random to receive a $75 gift card to Sephora. Giveaway is open through May 20, 2018 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

 

Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member rebecca11111.

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  • Kay0214 By Kay0214
    05.10.18  

    My Mom Inspired Me To Always Be Myself & Allow Me A Chance To Express My Opinion At All Times

  • Amy197612 By Amy197612
    05.11.18  

    My mom is the strongest woman I ever met. She is the backbone of our family!! Love you mom!

  • sweetlee By sweetlee
    05.11.18  

    My mom always wanted me to pursue activities that I was interested in. Such as; ice skating, ballet, etc.. She didn't have the opportunity to do these things herself so she wanted me to. I am glad that she looked out for me.

  • BonnieS By BonnieS
    05.12.18  

    My mother loves unconditionally! Even if we don't always agree, I never doubt her love!

  • tsmith4 By tsmith4
    05.12.18  

    My grandma was the kindest person I have ever met. Even though she passed many years ago I have never met anyone with the same sweet heart.

  • trecib By trecib
    05.12.18  

    My mother overcame more than the average person could bear, yet she was still a loving mother.

  • Tdkline0 By Tdkline0
    05.12.18  

    My mom Inspires me by being there everyday... by saying no to me and giving me the hard truth even when i am not willing to hear it and helping me recover from my eating disorder. My mom inspires me by putting others first and living though hard things like the Las Vegas Shooting of which she was their for.... My mom is my hero!!

  • kassieK222 By kassieK222
    05.12.18  

    My mom was the absolute toughest. She raised seven kids and never complained about the sacrifices she made. She was the hardest working person I have ever known.

  • olivernmindy By olivernmindy
    05.13.18  

    My mother for having faith while battling cancer

  • MiniYuki By MiniYuki
    05.13.18  

    My mom is a cancer survivor and abuse survivor, a mother of five kids, a widow, a great grandmother. Even now at age 25, I still call her "Mommy" at times. Because shes just that caring and impacts peoples' lives she comes in contact with just that much. Even people that aren't her birth children call her mom. She adopts people of all ages into the family. Her house is a home for hearts and souls.

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