Questions for Mom, by Cara Day


DSCN8141If you’ll be sharing a meal with mom this Mother’s Day weekend, consider pulling up this list of questions to ask mom. Make it more fun and involve everyone by writing the questions on slips of paper to put under each person’s plate before the meal. Near the end of the meal, take turns asking Mom a question.

If you don’t get to be together on Mother’s Day, put mom on speaker phone or use Skype or Facetime to get a little closer. Pick the questions that work for your family and add your own. Help everyone at the table to remember to give Mom eye-contact and full attention–the best Mother’s Day gift.

If you don’t have your mom with you anymore, you can answer the questions about her. Jot the answers down, or answer them with a sibling or other relative.

Mother’s Day can be difficult for those who are not close to their moms. No matter the circumstance, moms give us life. Even if the giving stopped there, and even if the damage was great, perhaps a take a moment to breathe in the simple gift of life itself.


Before you were a mom, what did you think about becoming a mom?

How did you find out you were pregnant the first time?IMG_7692

The other time(s)?

Or, if adopted, how did you feel when you first learned about me?

What’s the best thing about being a mom?

What’s not so great?

What advice would you give to a new mom?

If you could have a whole day to yourself, what would you do?

If you could take our whole family on a vacation anywhere and do anything, and there were no financial limitations, what would it be?

What is a wish or dream you have for each of us?IMG_7208

What is a wish or dream you have for yourself?

What can we do to make things just a little bit sweeter for you?

What else do you want us to know?

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