55 Journal Prompts for Moms of All Ages & Stages

55 Journal Prompts for Moms of All Ages & Stages

A mom’s life is both incredibly draining and rewarding at times. When we sit down at the end of a long day, it can be hard to even know where to start processing our own thoughts and feelings. Journaling prompts for moms can help as a part of a journaling practice, and they can help you gain clarity as well. 

Whether you’re a mom to little ones, teenagers, or adult kids, the calling of motherhood never stops. And there are seasons when we may feel completely overwhelmed. 

“How do I handle this situation?” “How do I be more gentle and loving when I’m so angry?” “Why can I not get through to them?” “When did this new phase start? I feel like just yesterday we were in a different place…” 

If you’ve ever asked yourself one of these questions or something similar, then you understand. Motherhood is not one size fits all. And we are all on our own individual journeys with our own kids. But it can help to have some common ground when it comes to reflection and journaling. 

Sitting down to journal as a mom

Before we get started, think about what you need at this moment to dial into your meaningful journaling practice. Journaling should be a part of our self-care routines. While sometimes sitting down to write and look inwards can feel like a burden, it’s a gift we are giving ourselves. And it should be a time when we celebrate the effort it took to detach from the responsibilities and needs of those around us, especially as moms. 

So, set an intention, maybe upgrade your journaling supplies, and enable your journaling practice to be both meaningful but also rewarding.

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55 Journal Prompts for Moms

  1. What makes daily life hard right now? 
  2. What is something rewarding about life right now? 
  3. Describe a recent experience when you felt appreciated. 
  4. When is a recent time you felt accomplished or proud? 
  5. What is something you should be celebrating that you aren’t?
  6. List what you wish you would have known when you were a kid about your own parents.
  7. What is something you wish were different about your life right now?
  8. If you could go back in time before becoming a mom, what do you wish you realized? 
  9. When you look at other moms, what’s something you find yourself thinking about?
  10. What does your self-care routine look like? How could you improve it?
  11. What daily habits or routines do you think would make life easier? 
  12. What was your own mom like? How are you different? How are you similar? 
  13. What lessons from your childhood have influenced how you are a mom? 
  14. What are you grateful for in your partner?
  15. When was the last time you asked for help from someone?
  16. What thing(s) could you do for yourself that would help you be a better mom? 
  17. When did you decide you wanted to become a mom? 
  18. What is the most important thing you hope you’re teaching to your child? 
  19. What goal would you like to achieve for yourself in the upcoming weeks/months?
  20. Write out what you hope for each of your children.
  21. What do you love about this season of life? 
  22. What is one way you uniquely meet the needs of your children that no one else can?
  23. What is something that each of my children loves and is passionate about?
  24. What are some challenges of this season of life? 
  25. How often do you feel isolated or alone? Why? 
  26. What is a dream you have for each of your children? 
  27. What mom do you look up to or respect? Why? 
  28. List what you love about each of your children. 
  29. List what challenges you most about each of your children. 
  30. How has your own view of your parents changed since becoming a parent? 
  31. What is something your children have taught you? 
  32. How had motherhood changed you the most? 
  33. How would you describe your parenting style? 
  34. How has motherhood changed your relationship with your partner? 
  35. What is a gift you give your child (not physical)? 
  36. What are you most afraid of when it comes to raising your children? 
  37. What is something your children do that shows you that you’re doing a good job? 
  38. What is a strength you have that your children are benefitting from? 
  39. Who is your biggest supporter and cheerleader in motherhood? 
  40. What have you relied on for wisdom or strength in difficult times as a mom?
  41. What's your favorite memory with your kids?
  42. What's the hardest part of parenting for you?
  43. How would you rate your mental health, on a scale of one to 10?
  44. Did you suffer from postpartum depression? If so, write through what that experience was like for you.
  45. What are the top five items on your bucket list?
  46. What's your favorite time of year? Why?
  47. Do you feel you've experienced a lot of personal growth as a parent?
  48. What's the best compliment you've ever received from your kids?
  49. What's something you can let go of today?
  50. Who is your best friend, and how often do you see or talk to them?
  51. What's your favorite thing about being a mom?
  52. What was your favorite thing about having a newborn?
  53. When you were pregnant, how did you view motherhood compared to how you view it now?
  54. What has been your favorite stage of your child's life?
  55. If you could go back to one time in your life, when would it be?
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