The hardest part about Mother’s Day is choosing a gift. Mother’s Day writing ideas are the perfect way to tell our mothers how much we love and appreciate what they do.
What special gift do you give someone who deserves the world? A genuine piece of yours! The best thing about customized written gifts is the ability to express yourself and let your authentic feelings shine through.
In this post, you will find 39 of the best Mother’s Day writing ideas and prompts to help show off your writing skills, organize your feelings, and show how much you value the mothers in your life.
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Mother’s Day Writing Ideas for Your Journal Prompts
Incorporating Mother’s Day writing prompts into your journaling routine is a great way to recognize this holiday in a more personal way. It’s an opportunity to process trauma, shows gratitude, and/or ease the anxiety that may arise this time of year. So dedicate some time to think about these prompts honestly and thoroughly express yourself.
1. How will you celebrate Mother’s Day this year?
Write a prompt explaining how you plan to show your mother appreciation on this special day.
2. How is your relationship with your mother?
Write down how you currently view the relationship you have with your mother. Next, explain how you would like for it to be. You can even go deeper and list ways to improve or maintain your relationship.
3. What do you call your mother?
Explain the evolution of names you have given your mother throughout your lifetime (e.g., Mama, Mommy, Ma). What has happened in your life that facilitated those changes? As the names changed, have you noticed significant shifts in your relationship with your mother?
4. What do you believe to be the hardest past of being a mother?
What do you wish you could do for your mother to make this important job easier for her? Write down some things you can do right now to help.
5. What are some of your first memories of your mother?
Write down the memories you can vividly recall and explain how each has affected your view of your mother.
6. Where would you be without your mother?
Think deeply about how your life would be if you didn’t have your mother.
7. When you think of your mother how do you feel?
Include what feelings arise when you think of how your mother chose to show up for you throughout your life and how she continues to do so. If there are any strong feelings, explain the first time you remember feeling that way.
8. Who is your favorite fictional mom?
Think of a mom you love from a book, show, or movie. What characteristics does this mom have? Why do you feel you are drawn to her? What similarities does she have with your mom?
9. What song represents your love for your mother?
What about this song makes you think of your mom?
10. How well do you know your mother?
Create a list answering the following questions about your mother:
Who are her best friends? What are your mom’s hobbies or favorite things to do? What makes your mother smile? When she was a child, what did she want to be when she grew up? What makes your mom sad? How does your mom like to receive love?
11. Think of a time you really needed your mother.
What about this situation made you want your mother? What about your mother did you feel would make this situation better or more bearable for you? For example, did your mom show up for you the way you assumed or expected her to? How did this make you feel?
12. Go back to a time you feel you hurt your mom’s feelings and never apologized for it.
Write your mother a letter explaining why you didn’t have the strength or knowledge to properly apologize in the past. Explain to her what allowed you to recognize your fault in the matter and why you can apologize now.
13. Does your mother have a nickname(s) for you?
Where did she get your nickname(s) from, and when do you remember first hearing it? Does your mother still call you by this name(s)? How does that make you feel?
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14. Make a Mother’s Day card.
Get durable card stock paper and write a heartfelt message inside. This is a fun activity involving younger kids, older kids, and any other family member who wants to show their gratitude. Add cute stickers, fun stencils, and even photos to make it extra memorable.
15. Why is your mom special?
Write your mom a letter explaining what makes her special to you.
16. What is your favorite poem about mothers?
Write this poem in your own handwriting and frame it for your mother. You can choose a mini frame that can sit on a nightstand or a larger frame worthy of the living room walls.
17. Rhyming poems
Create your own poem of everything that rhymes with the word “Mother.” Then, say something positive about your mom, using each of those rhyming words.
18. Poem of acronyms
Create a poem explaining what your own mom means to you using the acronym M-O-T-H-E-R.
19. Give her a bouquet of written flowers.
Create a handmade bouquet of flowers with handwritten notes of appreciation for your mother.
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20. Why do you appreciate your mom?
Write a letter to your mom listing how she makes you feel seen, heard, and safe.
21. Make a Mother’s Day poster.
Make your mom a huge Happy Mother’s Day poster/banner that shows she’s doing a wonderful job. This can go in her home as a welcoming banner, on the front porch or front door, or even posted in the grass.
22. Create a song for your mom.
Sing this song to her as a Mother’s Day present. Make this extra special by recording it as a ringtone or getting it implanted into a stuffed animal.
23. What is your favorite memory with your mom?
Write this memory as a story and create a digital book for her. Use fun colors, fonts, and characters. Was it cooking your mom breakfast for the first time? Or making a cute card with her for your best friend’s birthday party?
24. Get your mother a journal of her own.
Get a journal for your mom. On the first page, write a special message to remind your mother that she is loved.
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25. Communication journal for you and your mom.
If you’re working on improving your relationship with your mother, get a communication journal to share. Write in the first few pages with these prompts:
- Write a welcome letter. Kindly note why you’d like your mother to know you better as a person.
- List out all the positive things you hope you can learn about your mother.
- Write all the things you can’t wait do or experience with your mother.
26. Make a collage styled card
Give your mom a collage card full of phrases and things you love about her.
27. Send your mom on a scavenger hunt!
Plant fun notes all over the house, telling your mom why you love her. Make sure you leave clues about where to find the next note.
28. Use the power of words for a special experience.
Write down a few things (1-5) you plan to do with your mom on cards (e.g., a special place or a fun activity). Let her blindly choose which card she’d like to do at specific parts of the day
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29. Write down the story your mom loves to tell about you growing up.
30. Think of influential women you look up too. Write down ways your mother is an influential women in your or someone else’s life.
31. I have the best mom because…
32. I have the best bonus mom be cause…
33. I have the best grandma because…
34. My mother is happiest….
35. I wish I can give my mom more…
36. My mom’s superpowers are…
37. My child (or future children) will describe my mother as…
38. I will make sure my mom knows she is a great mom by…
39. I wish my mom knew…
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I hope these prompts and writing ideas will help you further connect to yourself and your mother this holiday.
Share this Mother’s Day prompts resource with friends and family looking to celebrate their amazing mothers and mother figures this holiday.
Do you have any Mother’s Day Writing ideas you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below!
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