Hoda Kotb and her daughters head into summer with a smile

Hoda Kotb and her daughters head into summer with a smile

"The idea that Mother's Day is here and I'm doing more than celebrating my mom — which I've loved and I've done my whole life — the idea that I got Mother's Day cards," she said in a call to TODAY last week , her voice breaking.

How to be the worst mother-in-law ever

How to be the worst mother-in-law ever

Lest you think I’m just bragging, let me tell you this: as the mother of a boy, I am observing and learning much about the way I want to be as a mother-in-law, someday.

Jenna Fischer's kids gave her a bill for her Mother's Day breakfast

Jenna Fischer's kids gave her a bill for her Mother's Day breakfast

The love Jenna Fischer receives from her children each and every day may be unconditional — but getting a nice Mother's Day breakfast in bed certainly isn't free. "My kids wanted to surprise me with breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day,'' she wrote on Instagram.

Ben Affleck writes sweet Mother's Day tribute to ex Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck writes sweet Mother's Day tribute to ex Jennifer Garner

The Oscar winner honored his ex-wife — and one of the most beautiful people in the world — with a heartfelt Mother’s Day post on Instagram in which he also saluted his own mom.“Happy Mother’s Day to the two incredible mothers who have shown me the meaning of love,” he began.

'The Office' star Jenna Fischer is 'dying laughing' after kids billed her for breakfast in bed

'The Office' star Jenna Fischer is 'dying laughing' after kids billed her for breakfast in bed

"The Office" alum said she was "dying laughing" when her children presented her with an itemized bill for her Mother's Day breakfast in bed.

Gwyneth Paltrow shares rare picture of both of her kids on Mother's Day

Gwyneth Paltrow shares rare picture of both of her kids on Mother's Day

Paltrow, 46, also of her and Apple last September in honor of National Daughter Day, which prompted several people to comment how much alike the two look.“Happy #nationaldaughtersday Apple Martin, it’s like i conjured you from a dream, you make my life,” she wrote.

We love Brandi Carlile's 'The Mother,' a spot-on mom life video just before Mother's Day

We love Brandi Carlile's 'The Mother,' a spot-on mom life video just before Mother's Day

We love Brandi Carlile's 'The Mother,' a spot-on mom life video just before Mother's Day. The video shows moms doing the hum-drum feeding, bathing and putting kids to bed.

'Mothers come in all different forms:' These celebrity odes to mamas will make you cry

'Mothers come in all different forms:' These celebrity odes to mamas will make you cry

Gabrielle Union, Chrissy Teigen, Justin Timerblake, Hilaria Baldwin and more celebrities shared touching messages about motherhood. This Mother's Day, the 42-year-old mom shared a photo of her and her daughter at the beach along with a cute poem.

See how TODAY marked Mother's Day: Hoda Kotb's special milestone with baby Hope and more

See how TODAY marked Mother's Day: Hoda Kotb's special milestone with baby Hope and more

Today is bittersweet for correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, who celebrates Mother’s Day as the mom of Margaret and Poppy Louise Hager and the daughter of former first lady Laura Bush, but who also remembers her maternal grandmother, Jenna Welch, who passed away on Friday at the age of 99 .In her moving Instagram post, Jenna shared a photo of three generations of the family.

IHOP slammed for posting 'offensive' sonogram image on Mother's Day

IHOP slammed for posting 'offensive' sonogram image on Mother's Day

On Sunday, the pancake chain set out to wish "all the moms out there" a Happy Mother's Day with an unusual image posted on social media.

It’s Time for a New Kind of Mother’s Day

It’s Time for a New Kind of Mother’s Day

Maybe this is a result of my decades of working with clients who have spent countless hours with me analyzing why they feel the need to buckle under to the social pressure to celebrate Mother’s Day. They feel forced to go through the rituals of the day despite the pain or distance or complex dynamics which are so much a part of their relationships with their moms.

Jenelle Evans, David Eason Appear in Court After CPS Visits

Jenelle Evans, David Eason Appear in Court After CPS Visits

The fallout from the violent incident continued after her 4-year-old son, Kaiser, was taken to his grandmother Doris’ home on Friday, May 10, under the advisement from child protective services.

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Emma Thompson decode 'mom speak' on 'SNL'

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Emma Thompson decode 'mom speak' on 'SNL'

In honor of Mother's Day , Amy Poehler and Tina Fey joined "Saturday Night Live" host Emma Thompson during her opening monologue for a hilarious chat about mom phrases and what they actually mean.

Laura Bush's mom dies at 99. Jenna Bush Hager pens tribute to her 'precious namesake'

Laura Bush's mom dies at 99. Jenna Bush Hager pens tribute to her 'precious namesake'

Jenna Bush Hager wrote about her grandma and said she is thinking of her mom Laura Bush 'who lost her little mama right before Mother's Day.'.

How Travis Scott Spoiled Kylie Jenner on Mother’s Day

How Travis Scott Spoiled Kylie Jenner on Mother’s Day

“Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful Moms out there, and to the women who are mentors and mother figures to someone special,” the momager captioned a collage of Instagram photos with Kylie, Khloé Kardashian , Kourtney Kardashian , Kim Kardashian , Mary Jo Campbell and her grandchildren.

Jenna Bush Hager honors grandma and namesake Jenna Welch, who passed away Friday

Jenna Bush Hager honors grandma and namesake Jenna Welch, who passed away Friday

Jenna’s grandmother passed away on the morning of May 10 at the age of 99 in Midland, Texas. “This Mother’s Day, I’m remembering my mother, who passed away at the age of 99 on Friday morning,” Bush wrote alongside a photo of her mother.

Ben Affleck Pays Tribute to 'Incredible' Ex Jennifer Garner, Mom

Ben Affleck Pays Tribute to 'Incredible' Ex Jennifer Garner, Mom

“Happy Mother’s Day to the two incredible mothers who have shown me the meaning of love,” Affleck, 46, of Garner, 47, laughing alongside Boldt on Instagram.

Meghan Markle celebrates her 1st Mother's Day with baby Archie — see the adorable photo!

Meghan Markle celebrates her 1st Mother's Day with baby Archie — see the adorable photo!

Almost one week after she gave birth to baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Duchess Meghan, the former Meghan Markle, is celebrating her first official Mother's Day by sharing a sweet photo of her cradling her new son's tiny feet.

Kendall Jenner Responds After Left Out of Kris' Mother's Day Tribute

Kendall Jenner Responds After Left Out of Kris' Mother's Day Tribute

“Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful Moms out there, and to the women who are mentors and mother figures to someone special,” Kris, 63, captioned a of herself with daughters Kourtney , Kim and Khloé Kardashian , Kylie Jenner , mom Mary Jo “MJ” Campbell and grandchildren True , 13 months, North , 5, Saint , 3, Chicago , 15 months, Stormi , 15 months, Mason , 9, Penelope , 6, and Reign, 4.

Hoda Kotb's Mother's Day: Hoda shares lessons from Haley Joy

Hoda Kotb's Mother's Day: Hoda shares lessons from Haley Joy

but I remembered, for a second, having that awareness," Hoda told her TODAY co-anchor Savannah Guthrie , in a wide-ranging conversation about motherhood at New York's Central Park Boathouse. Hoda said she'll always remember the first time baby Haley Joy was put in her arms.

'Grateful' Carson Daly remembers late mom in sweet Mother's Day post

'Grateful' Carson Daly remembers late mom in sweet Mother's Day post

Carson Daly is celebrating his mother's memory with a sweet message ahead of Mother's Day. The co-host posted a heartwarming photo on Instagram Friday of him and his mother, Pattie Daly Caruso, who died at 73 in 2017 , from an appearance she made on TODAY.

A stepmom's guide to Mother's Day

A stepmom's guide to Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the annual day of reckoning, when children in blended families get anxiety rashes from trying to figure out how to celebrate all of their mothers, and stepmothers try to prepare for the moment when they will be reminded of their legendary status as fairy-tale villains and the not quite “real” mothers to the children in their lives.

Celebrities Read Hilarious Texts From Moms on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Celebrities Read Hilarious Texts From Moms on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Jimmy Kimmel asked Kourtney Kardashian and more celebs to read hilarious texts from their moms out loud in honor of Mother’s Day. “‘Can you come over for dinner tomorrow at 7?’” the reality star, 40, read from her phone on the Thursday, May 9, episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

10 thoughtful Mother's Day gifts you can still get on Amazon

10 thoughtful Mother's Day gifts you can still get on Amazon

Belei, Amazon's new affordable skin care brand, includes this mud mask that will help Mom feel like she's at the spa. 3) Belei Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $35, Amazon.

Hoda Kotb gives update on baby Hope, her sweet bond with sister Haley

Hoda Kotb gives update on baby Hope, her sweet bond with sister Haley

Hoda Kotb is all set to celebrate her first Mother's Day since adopting baby Hope !The TODAY co-anchor called into the show Friday to give an update on life with her new baby girl and Hope's sweet bond with older daughter Haley , 2, who has quickly embraced her role as a big sister.

'I spent Mother's Day alone because my ex wouldn't let me see my kids.'

'I spent Mother's Day alone because my ex wouldn't let me see my kids.'

The plan Ashley signed had no special inclusion for Mother’s Day, and for the past two years she has found herself unable to spend the day with her children as her ex-partner won’t let up on the agreement that explicitly states that he gets custody on weekends.“I thought I was doing the right thing when I set up the parenting plan with my ex.

'This is what Mother's Day is like when you've lost a child'

'This is what Mother's Day is like when you've lost a child'

On one hand is the unbridled joy attached to spending time with my eldest son, the ethereal memories of Mother’s Days past, and on the other hand is that stark reminder of what will never be again.

I found the perfect Mother's Day gift for the mom who lives far away

I found the perfect Mother's Day gift for the mom who lives far away

I just ordered my mom this stainless steel cuff bracelet with a sweet hidden message that reads: "Mothers and daughters never truly part, maybe in distance, but never in heart.". Although this gift is inexpensive, I know my mom is going to LOVE it.

Chrissy Teigen's Daughter Recreates Her Golden Globes Meme

Chrissy Teigen's Daughter Recreates Her Golden Globes Meme

Chrissy Teigen ’s daughter Luna appears to be taking after her mother as she nailed recreating the model’s famous Golden Globes meme from 2015 on Wednesday, May 8. Recognizing the uncanny similarity Luna shared with her face-scrunch moment, Teigen tweeted out a photo with the caption: “Omg me.”.

Remember How You Felt Before Your Very First Mother's Day?

Remember How You Felt Before Your Very First Mother's Day?

So it follows that when things go right or wrong, we feel it reflects on how good a job (or not) we are doing as a parent.

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