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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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  • aschred By aschred
    05.02.18  

    When I was around 6 or 7, my brother and I were walking home from school across a field. Two older neighborhood bullies started chasing us on their four-wheelers. When we finally got home, we were crying and out of breath because we thought they were going to run us over. When my mom finally figured out what was wrong, she went out the back door, angry as heck, marched up to where we said they had gone, through the woods and up the hill to the field by their house, found them riding near the trees, and grabbed their handle bars, whipping them around to face her. She chewed them out loudly and then yelled, "Don't you EVER go ANYWHERE near my kids again, or you'll have ME to answer to!" She said they looked scared out of their minds and nodded their heads sheepishly. That's the true MAMA BEAR power, right there. Don't mess with her kids!

  • m62song By m62song
    05.02.18  

    My mother has inspired me so much in 26 years. She?s a musician and also a artist. So inspiration with her is the norm! Just yesterday or the day before she inspired me to write a poem about food.

  • m62song By m62song
    05.02.18  

    My mother has inspired me so much in 26 years. She?s a musician and also a artist. So inspiration with her is the norm! Just yesterday or the day before she inspired me to write a poem about food.

  • vette599 By vette599
    05.02.18  

    My paternal grandmother was such a wonderful role model. She was a nurse and was my inspiration for becoming one myself.

  • SnoopyLoopy By SnoopyLoopy
    05.02.18  

    My mama is the funniest,most fearless lady on the planet. She embraces life fully.

  • bootswon By bootswon
    05.02.18  

    my mom died thisyear and I can't remember too much about her connie danielson cbootsone@charter.net

  • emma0420 By emma0420
    05.02.18  

    My mom taught me to read when I was just 4. I have a serious love if reading.

  • tweetibird By tweetibird
    05.02.18  

    My grandmother was a phenomenal person. She stayed positive through a lifetime of hardships. She never really had a lot of money, but she knew how to make everyone feel special with her artistic talents.

  • amorluna1 By amorluna1
    05.02.18  

    My Mom is the strongest woman I know, wish i was that strong. She has raised 6 kids, 20 grandkids and 2 great grandchildren. She has battled and cancer and won. Now she helps dad with his cancer. She never quits she is always there. Love my mommie.

  • InfinateChaos By InfinateChaos
    05.02.18  

    I nominate my paternal grandmother and paternal aunt for helping to give me female guidance from kindergarten until thier deaths. I am unable to nominate my worthless mother (donator of 12 chromosomes and an egg) whom abandoned me at 7 yrs old. Later I come to find out she was a thief, bi polar drug abuser and murderer. I wish my mother something but it?s not anything good.

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