Mother’s Day 2018

Mothers who are members of the military community deserve special recognition for their love, dedication, and sacrifice, each and every day.  Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and honor the mother or military wife, and/or a service member mom.

This year Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th, 2018. Mother’s Day is always the second Sunday in May.


USAF photo/Senior Airman Jaeda Tookes

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Military Moms

Military Discount – Take advantage of the many Military Discounts available year round.

Flowers and/or ChocolateProFlowers offers up to 20% off flowers and chocolate arrangements.

Jewelry – Another tried and true gift, but you’ll get no complaints with this one. Many jewelry stores offer military discounts up to 10% off. Here are a few: Helzberg Diamonds and Zoara.

Shoes – Marilyn Monroe once said “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Receive a military discount at Payless Shoe Source and Lady Foot Locker.

Brunch – Take your military mom to a nice brunch.  From IHOP to the local hotel brunch special, Moms will delight in the effort, love, and appreciation shown by taking them out.

Request a Gift Box – Deployed U.S. service members who are far away from their Mom, can request a free Mother’s Day package, sent on their behalf via Full Circle Home.

Call Home for Free – Thanks to Google and Gmail  military personnel can call home for free!

JibJab – Create a funny Mother’s Day eCard featuring your family or mom with JibJab. JibJab lets you customize an eCard with pictures of your favorite people, and create funny videos. The cost is $12 per year and there are videos for every holiday. This gift can keep on giving throughout the year.

#HappyMothersDay – Reach out to that very special military mom through social media, using this hashtag, and thank her for all that she has done.


History of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has many different adaptations going back to ancient times.  Officially, it became a U.S. holiday in 1914 and was created by Anna Jarvis.  However, it was Anna Jarvis’s mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, who planted the seeds for this day when she started “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” during the Civil War era.  Ironically, Anna Jarvis would come to denounce Mother’s Day due to the commercialization of the holiday and even attempted to have it removed as a holiday until her death in 1948.


Mother’s Day Freebies and Mother’s Day Discounts
This list is updated as new offers are added.

Boston Market  – For Mother’s Day, Boston Market is offering $5 off any Family Meal purchase for 4 or more on 5/14/2017. Present the coupon from website when ordering.

Hooter’s – Interesting! On May 14, Mothers may receive a free entree from the special Hooters Mother’s Day Menu. Offer valid at participating locations.

Marble Slab Creamery – Moms can enjoy $3 OFF any 8-inch round or ¼ sheet Ice Cream Cake with online code “MOM17” when you place your order online.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Romano’s Macaroni Grill is offering a $19.99 per person, 2-course, prix fixe dinner menu on both Saturday and Sunday. Furthermore, all Moms who dine in over Mother’s Day weekend will receive a coupon for a free appetizer with the purchase of an adult entrée, to be used at their next visit, but before May 31, 2017. You can also receive 25 percent off electronic gift cards through 5/14/17.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Moms will receive a $25 dining card, when they eat at a participating location over Mother’s Day weekend, from 5/13/17 to 5/14/17. Entrée purchase is required to receive offer. The $25 dining card is valid from 5/15/17 to 7/2/17.

Shoney’s – Bring your beloved mom to a participating Shoney’s location on Sun., May 14th, and she will receive a slice of strawberry pie, free with purchase of a food bar or entrée.

Starbucks – Give Mom some extra caffeine this year! Sunday, May 14th 2017 is the final day of the Starbucks Frappuccino® Happy Hour! Visit between 3-6pm for a half-priced beverage.

Wienerschnitzel – With proof of Mom-bership, Mothers can enjoy a free Original Chili Dog, Small Fries, and Small Soda. See store for details.

Many other local establishments are offering Moms free admission and discounts. Check with your local amusement parks, gardens, zoos, museums, water parks, aquariums, skating rinks, and other venues.

You can also call ahead and ask. You might be pleasantly surprised!