As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I love journaling. I find that journaling has a lot of benefits. It helps clear the mind, look at things from a different perspective and lets you reflect on your past. It’s a great way of keeping track of your goals, remembering dreams, showing gratitude, preserving memories and if you are a writer, it’s one way to create content. Journaling helps me relax before I go to bed, but I’ve been so focused on this blog, I haven’t been journaling as much. That’s something I want to change because I was thinking about how I’ve been writing to preserve memories for Rosebud. When she was a baby, I wrote so many things down, but for the past year, I’ve definitely been slacking which brings me to the topic of journal prompts for moms. I’ll divide them up into categories and hopefully this will help all of us to start or to continue our journaling practice.
Prompts to Preserve Memories
- What was your child’s birth story?
- What was your family life like growing up?
- What lessons did your parents teach you?
- What do you wish they would’ve done differently?
- What have been the most memorable experiences so far with your children?
- Make a list of firsts and write the stories behind them. First words, first food, first steps, first birthday party, first day of school, first night away from home etc.
- What was your first memory from your childhood?
- Where was your favorite place as a child and where is your favorite place now?
- Who were your childhood friends?
- What are your child’s favorite toys?
- What were your favorite toys as a child?
- Did you have any childhood pets? If so, what were they like?
- Make a list of things you love about your children.
Exploring the Future
- What are your hopes and dreams?
- What are your short-term and long-term goals?
- What is the most important lesson you want your children to learn?
- Write a letter to your older self.
- Write letters to your children.
- Where do you want your life to be in ten years?
- What are your hopes and dreams for your children?
- If you could have any career, what would you do?
- What places would you like to see?
- If you won ten million dollars, what would you do?
- Who do you look up to and why?
- What relaxes you?
- Make a list of things that bring you joy.
- If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
- What do you love about yourself?
- If you’re in a relationship, what do you love about your partner?
- If you are not in a relationship, what do you look for in a partner?
- What are your biggest secrets?
- What is your biggest regret?
- What does your perfect day look like?
- What new activities or hobbies would you like to try?
- What does self-care mean to you?
Prompts for Daily Life
- What are you grateful for today?
- What happened today that made you smile?
- What was the worst thing about today?
- What’s on the menu for the day or week?
- Write a story with your child.
- What conversations did you have with your children today?
- Is there something about today that you wish you could have done differently?
- What is your morning routine like?
- What is your fitness routine like?
- Did you have any dreams that you remember?
Free Writing Prompts
Some people use a word as a prompt and just write whatever comes to mind. It’s a stream of consciousness exercise. I’ll use some words that may pertain to motherhood.
Do you have any go to journaling prompts when you get stuck? Tell me in the comments. If you are looking for a new journal, here are some different styles to choose from. Happy journaling!
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