I want to wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day! I know Mother’s Day looks different this year, but hopefully you’ve found creative ways to celebrate the moms in your life. I’ve created this list of 31 journal prompts to help you do that. You can use these for self reflection, preserving memories or maybe you want to use some of these questions to get to know your own mom better. These prompts can be used for grandmothers, aunts or any mother figures in your life. You can either use these prompts in order over the next month or just use the prompts that resonate with you. They are meant to be a starting point. Enjoy these Mother’s Day journal prompts.

31 Journal Prompts for Mother’s Day

Lessons Learned

Use these prompts to reflect on lessons learned and to become clear on the lessons you want to teach your children.

  • What is the most important lesson you learned from your mom?
  • What did your mom teach you about love?
  • What did your mom teach you about work?
  • What lessons have you learned from your mom about parenting?
  • What are some important lessons you want your children to learn?

Love and Gratitude

Use these prompts to express your love and gratitude for the people and things you appreciate in life.

  • What do you love about your mom?
  • What do you love about being a mom?
  • What do you love most about your children?
  • What does your ideal Mother’s Day look like?
  • Who are your female role models?

Mother and Daughter dressed up

Making Memories

Use these prompts to remember the good times.

  • What’s your favorite memory of your mom?
  • What are your favorite memories so far with your children?
  • What did you do on your first Mother’s Day after becoming a mom?
  • What do you still want to do with your mother or children?
  • What’s your favorite childhood memory?

Family Traditions

Use these prompts to think about past and future family traditions.

  • What’s your favorite tradition from childhood?
  • What’s your favorite family recipe?
  • What traditions have you started with your own children?
  • What does Mother’s Day mean to you?
  • What is your family story?

Mother writing in her journal with breakfast in bedGrowth and Change

Use these prompts for personal development and self discovery.

  • How have you changed since becoming a parent?
  • How has your relationship changed with your mother over the years?
  • What do you wish your mom would have done differently?
  • How has your mom influenced your life choices?
  • What are your parenting goals?

Getting to know each other

These questions are for mothers and daughters to use to learn new things about each other.

  • What are your big dreams?
  • What do you wish you had done, but haven’t yet?
  • What are your goals for the next decade?
  • What’s one story you’d like to pass down to younger generations?
  • What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
  • What is the best thing about having a daughter or being a daughter?

31 Journal prompts for Mother’s DayI hope you find these prompts useful either for your personal journaling practice or to share with your mom. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day where ever you are in your parenting journey. Stay healthy and stay safe. How are you celebrating this Mother’s Day? Tell me in the comments.