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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!



*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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  • ChattyPattysPlace By ChattyPattysPlace

    My mother in law was very instrumental in my life. I began dating my husband when I was a young teen. She was always so loving, caring and religious. She was a selfless person who gave so much of herself to everyone. She would give away her last dollar to a poor person. She was just a saint in my eyes. I miss her dearly.

  • bruinmommy By bruinmommy

    My mother always puts others first. She made sure we were well taken care of all the time!

  • agirlw By agirlw

    I've been inspired by my Grandmother and Mother. They are both very strong minded women that were passionate about their families and their careers. The loved deeply and listened often. They are amazing.

  • KouponKat By KouponKat

    My mom was fierce in her fight against cancer and she has inspired me to be an advocate for my own health.

  • Candy12151 By Candy12151

    My grandmother because she was such a strong and kind woman.

  • broach8 By broach8

    My mom makes a difference in the world.

  • allysmama By allysmama

    My mom has always been the caretaker. She had her hands full when I was young. She worked full time and took care of my overactive brother and me, her asthmatic daughter, while my dad worked out of town. About 17 years ago, my dad lost his eyesight and started having health issues. Mama retired early so she could take care of my daddy. He regained his vision and was doing better so Mama started keeping her grandkids so the parents could work. We lost my daddy suddenly in 2012 and Mama moved in with my grandma to take care of her. She continues to take care of my now 90-year-old grandma, who has Alzheimer's. Mama does all this while teaching Sunday School and acting at the church pianist.

  • CJWill00 By CJWill00

    My mom is thoughtful, kind, giving and supportive!

  • cutie720 By cutie720

    My mom recognizes her flaws and tries to better herself. Seeing this is inspiring and teaches me that all of us are not perfect. It is what you do with your weaknesses that make you the best version of your self.

  • gwanita By gwanita

    My mom is my best friend. She has been thru sooo much and has always been there any time I need her..she?s sooo funny and I just love her. We spend lots of time together, mostly garage sailing and laughing till we pee our pants

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