Mother’s Day 2017 was nothing if not filled with social media posts from parents everywhere — including celebs!
Famous mamas like Hilary Duff, Gisele Bündchen, Jennifer Lopez and more got real on Instagram and Twitter, sharing snaps of themselves with their kids alongside heartfelt messages about what being a mom has meant to them.
“To the multitasking moms out there making it all work #HappyMothersDay!” Nicole Richie posted a hilarious throwback snap of herself using a breast pump while holding a glass of wine (son Sparrow James Midnight is now 7½, while daughter Harlow Winter Kate is 9).
From the funny to the heartwarming to the downright tearjerkers, here are a bunch of our favorite celebrity posts from this Mother’s Day.
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Babe.. not only are you the hottest mom you are the sweetest, funniest most kind hearted human being that I know. I know you didn't plan on marrying a singer when you were sitting in your 3rd grade class room but I'm so glad you did. I couldn't imagine my life without you. Seriously you know how lost I get when you are gone for 2 weeks😂 I love you so much and happy 1st Mother's Day. You already are a rock star at being a mom. You + me+ Willa
There is no bigger love that I have ever experienced. Thank you my angels for choosing me to be your mom. Sending so much love to all the mothers in the world specially to mine ! Enjoy your special day!! #Happymothersday ❤Não há amor maior do que o de mãe. Obrigada meus anjos por me escolherem para ser sua mãe. Enviando muito amor a todas as mães do mundo, especialmente à minha! Aproveitem seu dia especial!! #Felizdiadasmaes
to our children (and their daddy): I love you endlessly, thank you for making every day Mother's Day. and to all the mamas and everyone who mothers, you are the reason our children get to be their own bright lights. it is the hardest and the best job in the whole world. I hope you were spoiled rotten yesterday! 💗
What a wonderful Mother's Day! I hope all you moms out there had just as perfect a day as I did! @tasiasteffensen thank you for joining our crazy crew and making the day that much more amazing! @joshbkelley thank you for making this mama feel not only loved and supported but special and beautiful too! And a BIG thank you to my mom Nancy Heigl for being the best example of unconditional love, support, faith and fierceness I could ever hope for! Thank you doesn't even begin to cover it! #mothersday2017 #thoseheavenlydays
Our lives are made up of trillions of moments & sometimes we get lucky & capture one worth bringing to life for eternity… This is only a small part of the whole drawing(for privacy sake) but what the camera caught was the purest form of love in the world- A Mothers Love. @rashelle_stetman (incredible artist) used the photo and created a masterpiece(seen partially here) that I, in turn, gave my lovely Wife @rooeemer for Mother's Day. Sarah is the most incredible Mother I could have ever dreamed of to raise our kids with. Here is just a tiny morsel of the love she possesses as a mother. I am Blessed to spend every waking day with her. I can't thank @rashelle_stetman enough for the amazing work she did for us. A true artist. I spent the day pampering Sarah and not on my phone, thus why my Happy Mother's Day message came today instead of yesterday. To all the mothers in the world who truly love & who truly work to raise us up right- we love you all & thank you for every moment. #blessed #happymothersday #Family #Art #AMothersLove
Thank you to my children! The day you were born I learned something pretty incredible, that I am stronger than I ever knew, that I will always be beautiful in your eyes, and that my heart now can love deeper and truer than I could ever believe! Thank you to Michael for making me a mother! Thank you to my mom for being an incredible example! And to all the mommas out there! You truly are superheroes and today I salute you! #happymothersday #mom#familyovereverything #love
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!💐 Who are the HARDEST workers, most selfless, loving souls in the world? All the Mamas!🤗 Today is YOUR day so do something for YOU (for once)! 😉💗 Fur baby mommies & Angel baby mommies count too.👼🏼🐶 CELEBRATE YOU today, you deserve it!🎉💕 PS sending a HUGE happy Mother's Day to my mom & my MIL…I'm thankful to these two for showing me how to be a good mom to my sweet baby girl due in August. 🌈👶🏼 #HappyMothersDay #mothersday #mothersdayweekend
Being a mother is hands down one of the hardest jobs. On the clock 24/7. However, I wouldn't trade it for the world. It's my favorite job. The joy I have when I hear mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy. I love you Cree and @coryhardrict with all my heart and I'm so happy to have this little family of mine. #happymothersday
I marvel at you. It's so hard to put into words EVERYTHING a Mother does. And, you do it with such grace. Thank you for giving me the greatest gift and continuing to show him what it means to be a good person in the world. You make me realize how much my own Mother has done for me. #HappyMothersDay to you, my love. And, to my wonderful Mother and all the Moms all over the world: Y'all really DO RUN THIS… I bow down to you. –JT
"Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is…and to FORGIVE YOURSELF, over and over again, for doing everything wrong." -Donna Ball Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mamas! 💗 #happymothersday #momsanddaughters #mothersday2017
Celeb moms got extremely honest in many of their posts about both the ups and downs of motherhood. One example? Tia Mowry, who called being a mom “one of the hardest jobs” where she’s “on the clock 24/7.”
“However, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. It’s my favorite job. The joy I have when I hear mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy,” she captioned a family photo of herself, husband Cory Hardrict and their son Cree Taylor, 5½.
“I love you Cree and @coryhardrict with all my heart and I’m so happy to have this little family of mine. #happymothersday.”