Last Updated on June 25, 2023
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to express your fond appreciation for your mother, or any powerful woman figure in your life! And writing is a good way to do so.
These Mother’s Day journal prompts are heartfelt and grateful, but they’re also honest, realistic, and inclusive to everyone, no matter what your relationship to your mother looks like.
Ideally, we hope that you have at least a few good things to write home about when it comes to Mother’s Day! Journaling on this day offers a great opportunity for reflection and the chance to connect with your emotions when it comes to your mom.
Taking the time to express gratitude for our family and why we love them is something we may not think about often enough. So what better day to do so than Mother’s Day?
One of the top things mothers enjoy on Mother’s Day is a quality time with their family. Sounds like a good reason to reflect together!
What is the best topic for Mother’s Day?
Honestly, anything that offers self-reflection on your relationship with your mom is a great topic to write about on Mother’s Day! First and foremost, it’s a good idea to reflect on how your relationship has evolved over the years.
Sometimes we don’t get along very well with our mothers in childhood, but our adult connection to them can be a completely different story. The healthy distance that results from an adult relationship to your mother can improve the dynamic, for example.
Or, maybe your mom was always your best friend. Maybe you did everything together, she always supported you, and you truly click! Woo! We hope that’s the case.
However, it’s also possible that you never got along with your mother and still don’t to this day. And if this happens to be true for you, there’s no shame in admitting it. Your journal is a place for you to be open and honest, reflecting on whatever reality you experience.
No matter what feelings Mother’s Day evokes for you, those feelings are valid! And now is your chance to dive in and reflect on all of this by using these Mother’s Day journal prompts.
45 Mother’s Day Journal Prompts for Adults
Pin these journal prompts so you have ‘em handy!
- In what ways do you admire your mother?
- What is the most valuable piece of advice your mother has given you?
- What does Mother’s Day mean to you and your family?
- What is your mom‘s favorite way to celebrate Mother’s Day?
- What is the most special thing your mother has ever done for you?
- How has your relationship with your mother developed overtime?
- You can be honest here, do you feel like you have a positive or negative relationship with your mother? Explain.
- How has your mother shaped you into the person you are today?
- What kind of traits do you admire in your mother that you strive to have yourself?
- What is one special thing you can do on Mother’s Day to show your mom appreciation?
- What is your favorite meal your mom has made for you?
- If you aren’t one already, do you want to be a mother someday? Why or why not?
- If you are a mother, what is the most rewarding part about motherhood?
- What is something you and your mother always see eye to eye on?
- What is something you and your mother always have disagreements about?
- Does your mom resemble the type of person you want to be one day? Why or why not?
- As a child, what did you like to do for your mother on Mother’s Day?
- As an adult, what do you like to do for your mother for Mother’s Day?
- Is there anything hard about Mother’s Day for you? Describe your feelings around it.
- What is your favorite childhood memory with your mom?
- What is your favorite memory as a teenager with your mom?
- What is your favorite adult memory with your mom?
- If your mom was not your mom and you met her randomly, is she the type of person you would click with?
- Does your mom have any hobbies she’s introduced you to that you also enjoy?
Feeling gratitude toward your mom? Make it into a habit!
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Dear Mom Letter Prompts
- “Dear Mom, I want you to always remember…”
- Write a letter of gratitude to your mother, acknowledging all the things you’re happy she’s done for you.
- Write a letter to your mother about the important life lessons she’s taught you.
- Write a letter to your mother describing the highs and lows of your relationship over the years.
- Write a letter describing all the things you admire about your mother, both as a mom and as a person.
- Write a letter to your mom describing all the strengths you see in her and how they motivate you.
- Write a letter about a vulnerable time in your life where your mother was there for you when you needed her support.
- Write about the ways you feel your mom has gone above and beyond for you. Did she make any sacrifices you’re grateful for?
- Write about some of the challenges you and your mom have overcome together.
- Write a letter describing what you think your mom has learned from you.
- Write about the characteristics you’d like to pass onto your children one day (if having children is something you want).
- Think back to a time where your mother showed you tough love. In what ways did this impact you? Write a letter about this.
- Write a letter about all the things you’ve wanted to say to your mom, but haven’t. Whether it’s good or bad, just be honest.
- Write a letter about a sentimental tradition between you and your mother. What makes this so meaningful?
- Write a letter about what you would do if you had a time machine and could spend time with your mother at any point in her life. Which point in her life would you choose?
- Write a letter about a time where your mom put you first before herself. How did this feel and how have you shown your gratitude?
- Write about your favorite funny memory you had with your mother.
- Write about an important accomplishment your mother has achieved. How did her drive and ambition inspire you?
- Write about the best gift you’ve ever received from your mother and what made it so special.
- Write about the best gift you’ve ever given your mother that she was most happy to receive.
- Write about a memorable vacation you’ve taken with your mother. It could be as a family. What will you never forget about this trip?
Mother’s Day Writing Prompts
As you go about the rest of your weekend, keep these Mother’s Day journal prompts in mind! I hope you’re left with some thought-provoking reflection to think deeper about your relationship with your mom.
You can use these prompts to look back on happy memories with your mom, write your mother a detailed “Dear mom” letter to express your gratitude, or anything else to express your bond in writing.
Have a beautiful Mother’s Day!