Ask Your Mom These Questions

May 4, 2011 | 1 comment

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8. How well do you know your mother, if she’s still alive? Here are five great questions to ask her this weekend, to help open the lines of communication.

I received this thought-provoking note from Mary Cantando, who sends out Woman’s Advantage Tip of the Week. She granted permission to run this on The Family Plot Blog.

Understand Your Mother

This Sunday will be the second Mother’s Day since the death of my mother. Here are a few questions that I would ask her if she were still alive. If your mom is still with you, you might spend some time discussing these with her. Real topics like these are far more important than just talking about things that don’t really matter.

5 Questions That  Will Help You Understand  Your Mother

1.  What is one great memory you’ve never shared with me? I bet her face lights up with this answer.

2.  If you could step back in life, what one thing would you do differently? Imagine the lessons you can learn from the answer to this question.

3.  When did you feel the most beautiful? The memories this question raises will help her overlook her wrinkles and physical limitations.

4.  What do you wish you had asked your mother or father before they died?  This gives you the opportunity to ask her those questions before it’s too late.

5.  What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in life?  The answer to this question might surprise you.

As a featured speaker, author, columnist and consultant, Mary Cantando engages audiences throughout the country with her insight and understanding regarding the power and potential of women business owners. Learn more at her website,

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