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Questions to Ask Your Mom

You may think you know your mom pretty well. She’s been around for some of your big moments and you’ve probably shared some big secrets with her—things that your best friend may not know. She’s celebrated your successes and comforted you when things haven’t gone well. We owe a lot of ourselves to our mother’s, and also to any of the amazing women in our lives.


And what better month to get to know the most important woman in your life better than May; the month where one whole day is dedicated to recognizing these great women. We guarantee you’ll get to know her even better (and want to) by asking her each one of these questions this month.

  1. What is your full name and why were you named that?
  2. When and where were you born?
  3. What are all the places you have lived?
  4. What chores did you have to do growing up?
  5. What games or sports did you enjoy playing as a child?
  6. What’s your favorite childhood memory?
  7. What kind of car did you learn to drive in and who taught you to drive?
  8. When was the first time you got in trouble and what was it for?
  9. How much was gas when you were growing up? A movie ticket? Can of soda pop?
  10. What were you like in school (elementary, middle and high school)?
  11. How many years of education have you completed and where all did you attend?
  12. What jobs have you held?
  13. What was your worst date like? Best?
  14. When, where and how did you meet dad?
  15. How and when did dad propose to you?
  16. What do you love most about being a mom? Hardest part?
  17. What’s been your proudest moment as a mother to date?
  18. Who was your role model growing up? Who is it now?
  19. What are your favorite sights, sounds, smells and feelings?
  20. What do you want people to remember you for?
  21. What’s your favorite vacation you’ve taken and why?
  22. What three foods could you not live without? Three you wish didn’t exist?
  23. Did you have any family traditions growing up? What traditions do you enjoy doing now with your family?
  24. If you could go back and relive one day, what day would it be?
  25. If money wasn’t an issue, what’s the one thing you would do right now?
  26. What do you miss the most about being a kid?
  27. What was your greatest fear as you became an adult?
  28. How is your life different than what you imagined it to be when you were younger?
  29. What makes you truly happy?
  30. Do you have any regrets?
  31. What advice do you have for me, your grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc.?

It’s so rewarding to really get to know your mom; who she was before you came into her life, who she became after and what life lessons she’s learned along the way. So take the time to call and ask her one question every day this month or sit down with her on Mother’s Day after dinner and ask her all these questions.

And be sure you write down her answers. Buy a Rustico journal and record her responses in there so you can accurately capture her life to always have and remember her by, and share with the rest of your family.


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