Friday, May 8, 2009

:JOURNALING: 10 Questions to Ask Your Mother

I was flipping through my May 2009 issue of Real Simple and came across something that really sparked my interest - an article called "10 Questions to Ask Your Mother."

I immediately thought what a great journaling starter the questions would be for a layout, series of layouts or even a mini-book...and what a great way to learn something new about your mom in honor of Mother's Day.

Here's the questions:

  1. What's the one thing you would have done differently as a mom?
  2. Why did you choose to be with my father?
  3. In what ways do you think I'm like you? And not like you?
  4. Which one of us kids did you like best?
  5. Is there anything you have always wanted to tell me but never have?
  6. Do you think it's easier or harder to be a mother now than when you were raising our family?
  7. Is there anything you regret not having asked your parents?
  8. What's the best thing I can do for you right now?
  9. Is there anything that you wish had been different between us - or that you would still like to change?
  10. When did you realize that you were no longer a child?

In the article, the author, Judith Newman, goes into further detail about why each question is important and what your mother's answer can review about you, your mom and your relationship.

She also shares some answers of her own mother and/or those of her friends. An interesting read.

Hey, up for a few questions? :-)

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