Is it Mother’s Day or Mothers’ Day? Where should the apostrophe go?

🇺🇲 It’s Mother’s Day in the USA.

❓ Did you wake up wondering where to put the apostrophe in your mom’s card? 😆

✅ Well, it’s your lucky day as I can confirm it should go between the ‘R’ and the ‘S’. Mother’s Day.

Yes, more than one mum is celebrating her special day today, but it’s convention to treat it as a singular. It’s the day for your one and only mum.

If it’s good enough for the Chicago Manual of Style, then it’s good enough for me. And my mother. 😅

My mum received her gift from me back in March as we celebrate Mother’s Day earlier in the UK. And she definitely appreciated a properly punctuated card! 🇬🇧

Happy Mother’s Day American moms. 💐

❓Do any of you use mam/mum like we do in the UK?

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