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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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  • buttmuffin By buttmuffin

    my mom was always positive and sweet to everyone even though she was disabled the last 10 years of her life, and had every right to be bitter, she never was!

  • pmsolis7 By pmsolis7

    My mother and I are domestic abuse survivors. Even after she was able to get us out, she worked 2 jobs tirelessly with no support from our father and even though she was clearly overwhelmed, she never stopped pushing herself to support her kids. She has been through so much and is finally now married and happy to a new man that has been a blessing to us all. She is an absolute warrior and my #1. I can't imagine anyone else being my best friend and as awesome as she is!

  • mingee08 By mingee08

    My Mom is so unselfish~ she's always there for me~ no matter what!! We're besties!! She's the single most greatest Lady in my life~ I'm so grateful to have her in my life!! 💚

  • vieprivee1 By vieprivee1

    My mom is the most wonderful person, takes care of everyone and everything! She is the best~~

  • melindajoy By melindajoy

    My sister is a great mom, never loses her does she do that? haha

  • melindajoy By melindajoy

    My mom worked so hard to raise my sister and I. My strong work ethic comes from her!

  • ShaiFrmBklyn By ShaiFrmBklyn

    I've had countless inspirational mother figures from my own mother to my aunt and my godmother. Each teaching me how to be resilient, determined, hard-working and to respect my journey.

  • Krystal_DawnL By Krystal_DawnL

    My mother, even after her aneurysm, did everything she could for her children. She cleaned, cooked and even sat with me for hours to help me understand my math homework better, even though she struggled with it herself. She sacrificed a lot and overcame mountains of struggle. I hope I can be just half the women she is.

  • Jrhoades2 By Jrhoades2

    My grandmother helped raise me and taught me how to bake, my favorite thing to do as an adult! I always think of her when I'm absolutely covered in flour and just laugh to myself!

  • ThrillRacerESQ By ThrillRacerESQ

    Inspired to be independent.

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