We all have different traditions and attitudes around Mother's Day, and it's worth thinking about how you feel beforehand. You might want to let your family know that you might find some of the day difficult, and ask them to be understanding.
It can tempting to try and pretend that everything's fine and try to avoid all reminders of Mother's Day, but sometimes that actually can make us feel worse.
You might find it helpful to think about ways you could remember your mum on the day. Here are some suggestions how you might do that:
Just because your mum isn't here in a physical sense, it doesn't mean your memories have gone too. It's ok to buy or make a card and write a special message - you could take it somewhere special, perhaps somewhere you associate with your mum.
If you do buy a card, go prepared! It's ok to be upset in public; be kind to yourself amd take someone with you if you would like support. Have tissues to hand and plan yourself a treat too.
Sometimes it feels like our emotions take over and that can be scary, but don't forget that there is no right or wrong way to grieve.
It's important to take some time for you - here are our suggestions of how to do that:
Sometimes it can be the unexpected things like a certain image someone has shared on Facebook, or a gift given to us by our own child, that take us by surprise.
Whatever you decide to do this year, just remember that it's ok to feel sad, and there is no wrong or right way to grieve. If you are a mother, it's Mother's Day for you too. Be kind to yourself and try to accept your family's love and kindness - you deserve it.