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A Year of Daily Journaling Prompts for Every Season of Momlife

There are a lot of things that can happen in a year! As a SAHM I enjoy seeing my kids grow day to day but when I observe the differences over a few months or a year, I really see what progress looks like. Ok, it becomes a little slower once they are 7 or 8 but it continues and I love being there for every changing moment. I want you to enjoy it too with these 365 daily journaling prompts for all the seasons of the year.

And when I say seasons, I’m not only talking about the weather, but the stages of life that we pass through. So these daily journal ideas will include various topics, emotions, and situations.

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What are good daily journal prompts?

Good daily journal prompts are those that spark in your imagination something interesting that you would like to record or express about yourself or others.  Good prompts would include anything that’s interesting to you at your season of life.  This includes topics like media, hobbies, emotions and values. 

What happens when you journal every day?

Taking these daily journaling prompts for adults and turning them into your daily habit will be amazing for you. Journaling daily causes you to stop and observe what’s going on in your day-to-day life. Not only will it include your writing skills (writing is a form of art), but it will lower your stress levels significantly.

When you journal daily you will find that you feel better about life in general and you can problem-solve quicker.

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Should I journal in the morning or at night?

Journaling in the morning or at night is a long-time debate. The answer is, it doesn’t matter.  Mornings are hectic, especially as an adult. However, nighttime journaling is a battle to stay awake. I love morning journaling, however, if I’m honest, most of these years of journaling have come either mid-day or at night. Experiment and find which works best for you!

How many minutes a day should I journal?

Again, this depends on you. I love the 5-minute journal ideas out there. If you have a free afternoon, try out longer journaling times. When I do my morning journal it’s approximately 15-20 minutes.  At night I might write for up to an hour.

Should you reread your journal entries?

Many people will tell you no, however, I believe as a mom it’s a great practice to occasionally spend time reading instead of writing. You will see how you’ve grown, how things have changed and remember things that you had forgotten.  There is a powerful experience from writing a journal but don’t let the benefits of rereading your entries slip away. You can take these daily journaling prompts as a reminder to return to your older entries.

What is an example of a journal entry?

Having journal prompts really doesn’t help if you don’t really know how to write a journal entry.  Here is an example journal entry.

example journal entry from my on journal.  the entry talks about why I started this blog and who it is for.
This is an entry I made about this very blog! As you see, I didn’t add Dear or Hi, but you can. Dear Journal, Dear Diary.

If you would like a how-to guide, including different ways to start an entry, what to do with writer’s block (when you don’t know what to write) and more, visit my guide on how to start journaling.  

How do you make a daily journal interesting?

There are tons of journaling ideas to make daily writing interesting.  These daily journaling prompts will certainly keep you discovering something new each day.  As we already mentioned, you can choose to journal in the morning or at night and alternate. You can also spice things up with cool journaling printables.  

You may find that you don’t need anything additional from just the writing because every day is different and you’ll have different things you want to express.  However, if not, I also have some unique ideas for filling your journals.  

365 Daily Journaling Prompts for Mom 

Download this whole list as a daily journaling prompts PDF with a free journaling page to create your Year in Motherhood Journal.


  1. Describe the season of life you are in.
  2. What do you love about this season of life? 
  3. Describe each of your kids.
  4. What do you love most about being a mom?
  5. What challenges have you faced as a mom and how have you overcome them?
  6. What are some of your favorite memories with your little ones?
  7. Are you balancing being a mom and taking care of yourself?  How and if not, why not?
  8. What is your favorite way to bond with your little ones?
  9. What is your favorite thing to do with your kids on a rainy day?
  10. What is your favorite thing to do with your kids on a sunny day?
  11. How do you encourage your kids to be imaginative?
  12. What is your favorite children’s book to read and why?
  13. What is your favorite activity to do with your kids and why?
  14. What are some of your favorite parenting tips that have worked?
  15. How do you handle tantrums and meltdowns?
  16. Do you show empathy towards your kids, remembering yourself as a child?
  17. What is something unique that you celebrate with your kids?
  18. List what you wish you would have known when you were a kid about your own parents.
  19. What is something you wish were different about your life right now?
  20. If you could go back in time before becoming a mom, what do you wish you realized? 
  21. When you look at other moms, what’s something you find yourself thinking about?
  22. What does your self-care routine look like? How could you improve it?
  23. What daily habits or routines do you think would make life easier? 
  24. What was your own mom like? How are you different? How are you similar? 
  25. What do you see in your kids that are similar to yourself when you were a child? 
  26. What are you grateful for in your husband?
  27. When was the last time you asked for help from someone?
  28. What thing(s) could you do for yourself that would help you be a better mom? 
  29. When did you decide you wanted to become a mom? 
  30. What is the most important thing you hope you’re teaching to your child? 
  31. What goal would you like to achieve in your home this year?
  32. What goal would you like to achieve in your home this month?
  33. Write out what you hope for each of your children.
  34. What is one way you uniquely meet the needs of your children that no one else can?
  35. What is something that each of my children loves and is passionate about?
  36. What are some challenges of this season of life? 
  37. What is one thing I can do today that I have been afraid to do in the past?
  38. What triggers my anger with the kids? Write a plan of what to do about it or to express it better.
  39. What is one thing that I know I am good at? How can I use it more?
  40. What are 10 things that I appreciate about my husband?
  41. What is my favorite thing about each of my kids? Why? How does it make me feel when I see them doing what they love?
  42. What is one aspect of parenting I need to work on? 
  43. What practical thing can I do today to help me be better at parenting? 
  44. What is one thing I can do for my husband today that will make him feel loved? 
  45. What makes each of my kids smile the most? 
  46. Does my house feel more like a house or a home? Why?
  47. Name 3 things that you can do to make your house feel more like a home.
  48. What was my favorite thing from the past week? How did it make me feel?
  49. What does an ideal day with my kids look like? Be specific.
  50. What does my husband appreciate the most about me? 
  51. What do I appreciate the most about him?
  52. What is one thing I wish I was better at? 
  53. What is the hardest part of my marriage? 
  54. In 5 years, what do I want to be true about my momlife?
  55. What am I really good at as a mom?
  56. When does my husband feel the most loved? What can I do specifically to love him in the way he best received it?
  57. What 3 qualities do I want my child(ren) to have? Am I modeling those character traits to them?

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Christian Woman

  1. How can I honor God with my relationships today?
  2. Write 5 promises from God’s word.
  3. Read John 15:1-17. What does it say that applies to you?
  4. List 7 characteristics of God.
  5. What does being a Christian mean?
  6. List 3 ways that Jesus being enough affects your mindset.
  7. Which Bible verse resonates with you? Why?
  8. Which Bible verses give you strength for the day?
  9. What are my God-given strengths?
  10. Write a prayer letter to God.
  11. How does God see women? 
  12. Bring in Scriptures to support why God is the Bridegroom and not the bride.
  13. In what ways are you content today?
  14. Are you content with the life God has given you so far?
  15. In what ways are you discontent?
  16. Write 3 scriptures about contentment and how it applies to you.
  17. Are you serving God in your daily life?
  18. List 20 ways you can serve, if not now in the near future.
  19. How did Jesus teach his disciples to rely on Him?
  20. Are there any sins overtaking you?
  21. Are you living in unforgiveness with someone?  Who? Why?
  22. Write out a prayer to God sharing your frustrations.
  23. Write out a prayer to God sharing all your joys.
  24. Write out a prayer to God venting about a hardship you endured or are enduring now.
  25. Make a list of scriptures that talk about healing.
  26. Make a list of scriptures that talk about comfort.
  27. Make a list of scriptures that talk about hope.
  28. Do you have an older Christian lady guiding you?
  29. What exactly do you believe about Jesus Christ? (list scripture to support your thoughts)
  30. How can you serve your family? 
  31. How can you witness to your unsaved family members? 
  32. How can you witness to your neighbors? 
  33. Do you have a position of serving at church?  Why or why not?

Looking for more Spiritual Journaling Prompts?  Deepen Your Relationship with God

Daily Journaling Prompts for When You are Lonely

  1. I am most lonely when ______________.
  2. How often do you feel isolated or alone? Why? 
  3. How long have you been feeling lonely? How and why do you think it started?
  4.  Would reaching out to other people make you feel less lonely? Why or why not?
  5. Write a note to your loneliness without filtering yourself. What do you really want to say? 
  6. What would you tell someone close to you who’s feeling lonely? Do you feel like you can take your own advice? Why or why not?
  7. Write a letter of any length to someone you haven’t talked to in a while but want to check in with. You can tell them how you’re feeling or not—it’s up to you. 
  8. Reflect on a time you felt happy. List a few ways you can get back to that
  9. Write the top 3 griefs in your life.
  10. Write the top 3 reasons you feel you are lonely
  11. Was there ever a time you were OK about your loneliness? What’s different?
  12. List 5 things you can do for someone else soon.
  13. List out 5 of your favorite activities and plan when you can engage in at least one
  14. Write out a plan for getting new friends
  15. Name your top 3 friends and why they are your friends.
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Daily Journaling Prompts for Stressed Out Times

  1. I’m a good mom because__
  2. I’m a good wife because__
  3. What I love about being a mom__
  4. My favorite birthday memory__
  5. The place I’d love to vacation at is___
  6. My favorite part of our house is__
  7. My dream nighttime routine would be___
  8. My favorite childhood memory__
  9. My favorite food is__
  10. My favorite dessert is ___ (write a plan to make it)
  11. When I have a day off (no children or chores) I love to_____
  12. My favorite hobby is ___ (make a plan to do it)
  13. Find and write a scriptural promise that assures you things will get better
  14. Write about your favorite scripture.
  15. Find (online) and write 3 quotes about how things will get better
  16. The best part of having children is__
  17. My kid(s) makes me laugh when__
  18. Funniest thing that my kid(s) said__
  19. Write why you are the perfect mother for your kids
  20. One thing about my husband that makes me laugh__
  21. One unforgettable date I’ve had with my husband__
  22. I’m proud of my husband’s__
  23. I’m thankful that my husband knows__
  24. Would you ask for help with an overwhelming workload?
  25. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
  26. What are some of the main sources of stress in your life right now?
  27. Describe a time when you felt stressed but were able to successfully manage your stress. 
  28. List some stress management strategies.
  29. Reflect on a moment when you felt calm or relaxed. What caused that?
  30. What are some of your go-to activities to lower stress? Describe them.
  31. Have you ever tried using essential oils or aromatherapy to reduce stress? If so, what were your experiences?
  32. List the top 3 things that irritate you.
  33. Describe a time when you felt overwhelmed or anxious. How did you cope?
  34. How does music affect you?  Which are your favorite genres?
  35. What are some of the common triggers for your stress?
  36. Have you ever tried journaling as a way to reduce stress? If so, what was your experience like?
  37. What are some of the physical symptoms you experience when you’re stressed?
  38. How can others best support you when you are stressed?
  39. How can you avoid stress as a mom?
  40. Have you ever felt burn out?  If so, how do you know when you have it?
  41. Has your stress levels changed over time?  Why?
  42. What are the benefits from actively handling stress effectively?
  43. Why do you think the beach is especially helpful for managing stress?
  44. What are your thoughts about chocolate?
  45. What are your thoughts about caffeine and stress?
  46. Write what you think about nature or spending time outdoors when it comes to stress.
  47. The greatest lesson I have learned about stress is:

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Daily Journaling Prompts for Beginners

  1. Write about a memory
  2. Your favorite people
  3. How do you feel?  The real and full truth.  Exhaust the topic, how do you feel about things, people, situations, etc.?
  4. When you are down, what is something that picks you up?
  5. What’s your favorite book?
  6. What’s your favorite song?
  7. What’s your favorite season and why?
  8. Tell everything about your favorite music group or singer.
  9. Where do I see myself in 6 months?
  10. Where do I see myself in 5 years?
  11. What parts of my life would improve/change if I was more confident?
  12. Name some things in life that inspire me. 
  13. How can I make my life more meaningful?
  14. What is my biggest failure in life?
  15. What thing do I consider my biggest accomplishment?
  16. What does your ideal weekend look like? Describe it in detail.
  17. How do you like to spend your Sunday? Describe it in detail.
  18. What do you think of when you hear the word “self-care”? What does it mean to you? How can you practice it more?
  19. If you had any super power, what would it be and why?
  20. What are 5 things you couldn’t live without? Why?

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  1. What does your dream day look like?
  2. What’s your favorite thing to do in the mornings?
  3. Have you ever let your kids outside bright and early? What happened?
  4. Do you watch the sunrise?  If not, do you want to?
  5. What’s your favorite morning drink?
  6. My kids will remember that I always make _______ for breakfast. And why?
  7. What’s your kids favorite Saturday morning activity?
  8. What do you remember about mornings from childhood?
  9. What do you want to accomplish today? (What big things do you want to do?)
  10. What will help you achieve your dream life?
  11. What three things could go wrong today, and how would they affect your life?
  12. How do you feel in the morning? What could make it better?
  13. What’s special about mornings?
  14. What time do you prefer to have breakfast and why?
  15. Does it bother you if your kids wake up before you?
  16. What makes you feel ready to face the day?
  17. Write a morning inspiration or affirmation.


  1. What do you tend to dream about?
  2. What ritual do you have with your kids at night?
  3. What’s special about nights?
  4. Describe your favorite nighttime clothes.
  5. My kids will remember that I always make _______ for bedtime snack/treat.  And why?
  6. When do I feel the most accomplished and at peace when I get into bed at night?
  7. What’s your favorite thing to do at night?
  8. Have you ever let your kids outside late at night?  What happened?
  9. Have you ever camped out at night?  What happened?
  10. Are you good at updating your planner or to-do list at night?  Why or why not?
  11. How do you feel at night? What could make it better?
  12. What’s your favorite show to watch before bed?what can you take from today to make tomorrow better?
  13. What is you intention for tomorrow?
  14. Write your Ideal morning routine for tomorrow
  15. How do you like to wind down your day in the evening?
  16. At what time do you like to go to sleep?
  17. Do you find it easy to go to sleep?  If not, why not?

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Daily Journaling Prompts for Summertime

  1. What is your favorite thing to do during summer?
  2. What is your ideal summer vacation and why?
  3. What is your favorite summer food and why?
  4. What is your favorite summer drink and why?
  5. What are your favorite summer activities?
  6. What are your favorite summer hobbies?
  7. What do you think about summer nights?
  8. Write about a time you were outside during a summer night.
  9. Write about summer vacations as a child.
  10. Did you ever go to camp?  What was it like?
  11. Do you think you will ever send your child to camp?
  12. Describe a summer outfit.
  13. Have you ever gone to the beach? Did you enjoy it? Why or why not?
  14. What is your favorite summer scent and why?
  15. List your favorite outdoor activities.
  16. What are your goals for this coming summer?
  17. Do you like the heat or cold?
  18. How do you plan on staying cool during the summer months?
  19. Have you ever traveled outside of your country? Tell about it.
  20. Do you try to have a beachbody?  If so, what’s your workout routine?
  21. Do you like cotton candy?
  22. What is your favorite summertime movie and why?
  23. Do you read more in the summer or winter?
  24. Do you like outdoor concerts?  Which was the last you went to?
  25. Do you think summers go faster now that you are an adult?
  26. What is your favorite summertime activity with family?
  27. Do you have summertime traditions?
  28. When is it too early for sandals?
  29. If you could do just one activity all day with your kids in the summer, which would it be?
  30. Do you decorate your house for the summer?  Why and how?
  31. Have you ever had a flower garden?  Which flowers?
  32. Do you like having people over to your house?
  33. List a few ways you plan to enjoy each summer.
  34. Write a list of summertime quotes.
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In the Kitchen

  1. Are you the main cook?  Do you like that situation? Why or why not?
  2. Do you grow your own herbs?  Would you like to?
  3. What is your favorite recipe?
  4. What is your favorite way to organize your pantry?
  5. What is your favorite way to keep your fridge organized?
  6. What is your favorite way to meal prep?
  7. What is your favorite way to save money when buying groceries?
  8. What is your favorite way to buy local produce?
  9. What’s your go-to meal for when guests are coming over?
  10. Do you prefer going to the farmer’s market or grocery store? Why?
  11. When was the last time you went to a farmer’s market or a farm?
  12. Do you try to reduce food waste?
  13. What is your favorite way to do leftovers?
  14. What is your favorite way to use up ingredients before they go bad?
  15. Which would you rather: grocery shopping in the rain or cleaning the toilets?
  16. Do you try to make grocery shopping more efficient?
  17. What is your opinion about shopping for groceries online?
  18. Do you have a favorite kitchen tool or appliance?
  19. Which are your favorite herbs?
  20. Do you have a garden?  Describe it.  If not, what kind of garden would you have?
  21. What do you think about stockpiling?
  22. What’s your kids favorite snack?
  23. Do you make snacks?  If yes, why?  If no, why not?
  24. What kind of restaurant do you like?
  25. Name a time you and your family went out to eat.

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On the Playground

  1. Do you like going to the playground?  Why or why not?
  2. Do you like walking the trails with your kids?  Why or why not?
  3. What is your child’s favorite thing to do on the playground?
  4. What was your favorite thing to do on the playground as a child?
  5. What is your child’s favorite game to play at the park?
  6. What’s your opinion of parents who don’t engage their kids while at the park?
  7. What’s your opinion of parents who actively engage their kids while at the park?
  8. Do you bring bikes or other toys to the park?  Why or why not?
  9. What would you bring on a picnic?
  10. When is it time to leave the park?
  11. If you weren’t a mom would you ever visit a playground? Why or why not?
  12. Do you ever swing on the swings? If so, why?
  13. List 5 games to play at the park.
  14. Do you ever walk barefoot at the park?
  15. Do you have a pet?  Why or why not?
  16. Would you rather go to the park to meet friends or go alone?
  17. Have you ever had a bonfire?
  18. Do you like scavenger hunts?
  19. What is your child’s favorite way to explore the park or playground?
  20. What is your favorite way to explore the park or playground with your child?
  21. How does your kid interact with other kids at the park?
  22. Do you encourage your kid to interact with other kids at the park or playground?
  23. What is your favorite hobby, and how did you get interested in it?
  24. What kind of games or hobbies did you enjoy as a child, and how have they changed?
  25. Describe your ideal day of play.
  26. Do you play board games?  Which ones?
  27. Do you enjoy playing board or card games with your kids? Why or why not?
  28. Have you ever considered having a game night? Plan one.
  29. What skills do you want to build in your kids through play?
  30. Are there any hobbies you do that you don’t want your kids to engage in? If so, why?
  31. Do you think kids can learn through hobbies?
  32. What kind of toys do you prefer for your kids?
  33. Would you ever throw away toys that your kid likes but you don’t approve of?
  34. What games or toys did you have growing up?
  35. What is your fondest memory of the park as a kid?
  36. What do you want your kids to remember doing with you once they are grown?
  37. What are some of the misconceptions or stereotypes about your hobby, and how do you respond to them?
  38. Describe a time when your hobby helped you to relax or unwind after a long day or week.
  39. How has your hobby helped you to connect with others who share similar interests?
  40. What is one of the most interesting lessons you’ve learned through your hobby?
  41. Do you give instruction to your kids on developing hobbies or skills?
  42. Do you have anyone interested in the things you are interested in? Which and what?
  43. List out hobbies you’d like your kids to have in the future.
  44. Do you like video games?  If so, which?
  45. Do you like reading?  If so, list your favorite books.
  46. What is your favorite tv show or series?
  47. What is your kid’s favorite tv show or cartoon?
  48. Do you like to sew or knit?  What was your last project?
  49. Do you have a collection of something?  What and how many?
  50. Would you let your kids start a collection?  Of what, why and when?


  1. The best part of mothering this past year…
  2. I am excited to do _____ in the new year…
  3. Family traditions I’d like to start next year include…
  4. 3 things I’d like to accomplish with my family…
  5. Something my child taught me a lot about last year…
  6. I learned I don’t have enough mental space for…
  7. What makes you a great homemaker?
  8. What is more important to you: What you do in life? Or who you do it with?
  9. When do you feel most at peace?
  10. The biggest priorities in my life right now are…
  11. When you see your friends, do you feel energized or drained afterward?
  12. Things that frustrated me the most…
  13. Things I’ll always remember…
  14. Things that helped me grow…
  15. How do you express love?
  16. What were some events that happened today or this week, and how did they impact you?
  17. Describe a situation where you faced a challenge or obstacle. How did you handle it, and what did you learn from the experience?
  18. What are your core values, and how do they influence your thoughts, feelings, and actions?
  19. Think about a recent decision you made. Would you make the same decision again?
  20. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  21. What made you laugh most this past year?
  22. How do you feel about your life?
  23. One habit I’d like to start in the new year__
  24. One habit I’d like to change in the new year__
  25. What is the earliest memory you have of money?
  26. What is the earliest memory you have?
  27. Where were you 10 years ago?  Are you happy with the direction you are going?
  28. What is one of your big life goals?
  29. What’s your favorite book?
  30. Who is your favorite heroic character and why?
  31. What area of your life is getting the most time and attention right now? (Work, family, social life, money, fun, school, health, fitness, etc)
  32.  What area of your life needs a little more love and attention?
  33. What fears do you have in life?
  34. What scares you about the future?
  35. What are you excited for in the future?
  36. What are you still holding onto from the past?
  37. Write a gratitude list.
  38. Write a letter to someone who’s had a big impact on your life.
  39. What would you do differently if you knew no one would judge you?
  40. When did you experience your biggest adrenaline rush?
  41. Did you dream last night? What was it about?
  42. Did anything make you sad today?
  43. What was the best part of your day?
  44. Write a letter to your future self.
  45. Write about 1 thing you learned this week.
  46. What would you do if you were not afraid?
  47. What would you do with your life if money were no object?
  48. Write out your secrets.
  49. Today I will start my day intentionally by__
  50. I’m proud of myself because__

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So why is journaling so powerful?

I hope that you take these daily journaling prompts to record a full year of your life as a mom.  If not, you can refer to them whenever you get stuck in your writing journey.  Either way, continue your habit of journaling because it’s so powerful.  Not only does journaling help you build your identity as a mom, it also has tons of mental and physical health benefits!  

Journaling literally changed my momlife for the better!  Find out What I Use My Journal For as a SAHM and how it can help you too.

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    1. Aww thank you. I think these daily journaling prompts will make a difference in anyone’s life. Helping you to record the different seasons or situations you find yourself in.

  1. WOW! This is such a helpful and inspiring list 🙂
    Thank you for sharing! I’m always looking for more inspiration about what to journal about 🙂