Celebrate Mom and Learn More About Mother's Day
Gift ideas, features, and fun stuff
What's your favorite motherly advice?
Origins of Mother's Day
The custom of honoring mothers goes back at least as far as 17th-century England, which celebrated (and still celebrates) Mothering Sunday.
Mother's Day in the United States originated in 1872 with Julia Ward Howe, a writer, abolitionist, and suffragist who wrote the words to "Battle Hymn of the Republic." In 1911, President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday. In 2017, Mother's Day will be celebrated on May 14.
Especially for Kids
- Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Cards, bookmarks, gift certificates, and more
- Mothers of Invention
Mothers who invented fun stuff
- Like Mother, Like Daughter
These women have followed in their mothers' footsteps
- Ten Movies to Watch with Mom
Check out these films featuring unforgettable mothers.
- Mothers by the Numbers
There are 82.8 million mothers of all ages in the United States
- Mother's Day Quotations
Memorable quotations to share with Mom
- Showbiz Moms
When mom's a movie star, the kids are likely to follow
- Women's History Features
Notable women in business, education, the arts, and more