And to mark Mother’s Day, we looked into the Shields Gazette archives to find reminders of mums through the years.
Take a look at these happy scenes from years gone by. The common denominator is they all celebrate the wonderful mums in your lives.
We hope our retro tribute brings back some lovely memories.
1. Bouncing back to 2005
Mums Michelle Gilbert and Susan Greenwell were pictured with their babies Rosie May and Alice at a baby bouncing party at the All Saints Sure Start centre 16 years ago. Also pictured is Young People's Services co-ordinator Kathryn Armstrong.
2. Bright times in Boldon
A special moment for these mums and daughters who got to wear the same outfits at Asda in Boldon in 2004.
3. Sharing a blood donor session
Mother and son Lynn and Mark Hodson were pictured giving blood at St John the Baptist church in 2006.
4. A special bond
Jessica Rutherford (right) and her mum Marie who were taking part in a charity walk to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind in 2016.