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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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  • mendozamama4 By mendozamama4
    05.17.18  

    My mom was an amazing woman. She raised my brother and I as a single mom. She was 22 years old when she and my father divorced and she raised us both and put herself through school while working as a waitress. She was alight to anyone who was lucky enough to know her. She battled breast ncer twice and lost her battle 5 years ago at the very young age of 58. She was the best mother, grandmother, and friend ever. I can only hope to be half the woman she was!

  • wifey622 By wifey622
    05.17.18  

    I was inspired by my mother and grandmother to care for others, treat others fairly, give back, and have self-respect.

  • Alyee8 By Alyee8
    05.17.18  

    I may not have my biological mother in my life, but I do want to commend my aunt whom I have always looked up to and admired. A strong independent, hardworking women who's always pursued her dreams and never stopped learning. I also give her lots of love and adoration since we share the same artistic talent and passion.

  • 2carrie2 By 2carrie2
    05.17.18  

    My mom was the best. She worked hard at raising 13 kids and always put us kids first.

  • achadwick22 By achadwick22
    05.17.18  

    i am inspired by my mom because of seeing her make sacrifices to be a great mom and by her kindness and acceptance of everyone.

  • carolnaes By carolnaes
    05.18.18  

    My mom was amazing. She taught me to be happy with who I am.

  • chula80 By chula80
    05.18.18  

    My mom has a big sweet heart 💝

  • deerlee By deerlee
    05.18.18  

    she always sacrificed for us

  • deerlee By deerlee
    05.18.18  

    she always sacrificed for us

  • MomOnTheEdge By MomOnTheEdge
    05.18.18  

    I've been fortunate to be inspired by all the women in my life. Whether their lives appeared easy or hard, they've all overcome challenges and done the best they could with what they had. They taught me that you don't have to be perfect to be a strong example of an amazing mother and person!

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