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28 Journaling Prompts for Moms

Journaling is the perfect way to reflect on your motherhood experiences. Have you ever heard the old saying, the days go by slowly but the years go by quickly? Any mom can relate to this.

It’s important to document the amazing journey of motherhood so you can easily look back on all the time that has passed. These journal prompts for moms are the best way to get started.

Mom and daughter journaling

There are many types of journal you can keep. You could opt for a simple lined notebook, or go all out and get a beautiful leather-bound journal. You could even create a digital journal using a program like Evernote or OneNote. The important thing is to find a system that works for you and stick with it.

Besides providing a form of self-care, journaling can also help you process your emotions and work through difficult experiences during motherhood. Here are a few benefits of keeping a journal as a mom.

  • Reflect on your experiences during motherhood – It’s easy to flip back and see everything you have experienced when you keep a journal.
  • Deal with difficult emotions you may be feeling – Sometimes, it’s not always easy to put our feelings into words. Journaling helps us process these emotions in a tangible way.
  • Set goals and reflect on your progress – Goal setting is important to maximize productivity. How do you get it all done as a mom? A journal can also serve as a planner of sorts. This allows you to set goals and also track your progress as you move forward.
  • Organize your thoughts – Doing a good brain dump once in awhile is very therapeutic. It can help you sort through the mess of thoughts that motherhood often brings.
  • Capture precious memories – Keeping an art journal or even just a creative journal filled with memories is a nice way to look back and cherish those moments.
  • Boost your creativity – It’s healthy and important to nurture our creative side, even as a busy mom.

Whether you’re a new mom or a mother of four, these journal prompts will help you capture your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Mom helping daughter in the kitchen

Journal prompts for moms

1. What were some highlights from the past week?

Reflect on the last week and write down some things that made you happy. Did your child do anything that made you smile, laugh, or cry? Did you have a special moment you would like to remember?

2. What were some things that frustrated you this week?

Being a mother is definitely full of challenging experiences. This week, was there any particular frustration that really stood out to you? Did you have a difficult time dealing with your child or their behavior? Think about how you felt during this time, as well as how you handled the situation.

3. What were some of the new things your child learned this week?

Jot down any new milestones or accomplishments that were made this week. It could be something small such a learning a new word, or something bigger like taking their first steps. These are the memories you’ll want to look back on and cherish for years to come.

4. How did you feel when you woke up this morning?

As a busy mom, it’s important to check in with yourself often. What was the first thing that ran through your mind when you woke up today? How did you feel physically and emotionally. Journaling is the best way to monitor feelings over time.

5. What are your thoughts on parenting?

This is a broad question, but it can lead to some very interesting insights! What are your overall thoughts on motherhood? Are you enjoying the journey, or do you find yourself struggling? What are your thoughts on the way you are parenting?

6. What are your thoughts about being a mom?

Motherhood means something different to everyone. This question focuses more on your identity as a mother. How do you feel about being a mom, and what are your overall thoughts on the role itself? Are there aspect you enjoy more than others? What challenges do you face?

7. How do you feel about the way you’re raising your child?

This can be a tough question to answer. But, it’s worth diving into our subconscious sometimes. If there are any areas you would like to work on about how you’re raising your child, think on them now. What are you doing that you are proud of?

Mom and daughter journaling together on couch

8. What are your hopes for the future?

This is a good question to reflect on a regular basis. What are your hopes for yourself, for your child, and your family? Think of all the things you would like to achieve.

9. What are your thoughts on discipline?

This is another broad question that is worth diving into. How do you feel about discipline and are there any methods you prefer to use?

10. What do you love most about being a mom?

Let’s reflect on all the good things about motherhood! What makes you happy, and what makes you proud? Think of all the things you are grateful for with being a mom.

11. What do you miss most about your pre-kid life?

This can definitely be a difficult question to think about. Are there some things you miss about your life before having children? What aspect of motherhood are you struggling with?

12. How has your perspective on motherhood changed since you became a mom?

This is a good question to ask yourself periodically. Our perspectives are always changing, especially when we face new challenges and experiences. If there are things you thought would be easy, did they turn out to be more challenging? Are there aspects you didn’t expect at all?

13. How do you deal with stress and anxiety as a mom?

This is a problem many moms struggle with. Stress and anxiety can be difficult to deal with, and it’s important to think about the ways we manage it. Are there any specific techniques you use, or a good support system you have in place?

Mom and daughter reading on the ground

14. What is one thing you’ve learned about yourself since becoming a mom?

Mom life is full of surprises. What is something significant you learned since becoming a parent, and how have you changed as a person?

15. How has your relationship with your partner changed since you became a mom?

It’s natural for our relationships to change when a child is introduced into the mix. How has your relationship changed, if it has at all. Are you enjoying it, or do you have frequent struggles? This is also a great journaling prompt to ask as a couple.

16. How do you handle when your child isn’t happy?

This is another common challenge for moms. Think about how you handle things when your child isn’t happy. What are the things that help you to comfort and soothe them?

17. What are some things you’ve had to let go since becoming a mom?

This is a question that can lead to some interesting reflections. Are there any aspects of your life that are no longer feasible now that you’re a mom?

18. What advice would you give to a new mom?

Whether you’re a seasoned mom or a new mom yourself, this is an interesting prompt to think about. If your friend or family member was embarking on the journey of parenthood, what advice would you give them? Is there anything you wish you knew?

Mom and daughter journaling

19. Do you feel like you have enough support as a mom?

As a mom, it can be difficult to find support when it’s needed. Who provides your support as a mom, and do you feel as though you have enough? How do you access support when you need it?

20. What do you think is the biggest misconception about motherhood?

There a lot of misconceptions about motherhood, and it’s normal to get caught up with them before we even begin our journey. Are there any myths that you’ve heard that you don’t agree with?

21. In what ways do you feel like being a mom has made you stronger?

Overcoming challenges as a parent can help us become much stronger people. As you explore all the positive aspects of motherhood, think of all the ways it has made you stronger and more resilient.

22. What are some things you’ve learned from your child?

Children are an excellent source of wisdom, and there is quite a bit we can learn from them. What are some things you’ve learned from your kids? Are there any lessons that have surprised you?

23. What song makes you think of your child?

Music is one of the best ways to connect with our children. Is there a song that reminds you of your child, and how do you feel when you hear this song?

24. Are there any traditions you’ve started since becoming a mom?

It’s not uncommon for parents to start traditions when they have children. Are there any traditions you carried down from your own parents? What are these traditions, and why did you start them?

25. What has been the most challenging thing about being a mom?

This is a question that all moms can relate to. What has been the biggest challenge you have faced since becoming a parent? What are the things that are the most difficult for you? Are there any aspects of motherhood that you find overwhelming?

26. What are some of the small joys of motherhood?

It’s important to be reminded of all the good things during motherhood. Think of the small joys and what they may be. What things make you happy, even on difficult days?

27. What do you want your child to remember about their childhood?

One great thing about keeping a journal is that we can share it with our child when they are older. Is there anything in particular you want your child to remember when they look back?

28. What are some things you’re looking forward to in the future as a mom?

This is a great question to end on, as it highlights the positive aspects of motherhood. Are there any exciting things on the horizon? What are some things you’re looking forward to as a parent?

These journal prompts for mothers are just a starting point. Feel free to adapt them, or come up with your own prompts based on your experiences. The important thing is to start journaling and stick with it, as it truly is a therapeutic way to process the many changes that come with motherhood.

A motherhood journal can also be a wonderful gift for your child when they are older. Imagine gifting your 18-year-old a journal that is filled with memories of all their accomplishments? Or, you may choose to give them this gift when they become a parent of their own.

Motherhood is a beautiful but challenging journey. It’s filled with surprises, ups and downs, and moments of pure joy. Journaling can be a great way to reflect on your experiences as a mom and to document your thoughts. It’s also a great way to document memories that you wish to never forget.