What do you really know about your Mom?
Do you know what her hopes, dreams and desires were? Did she live them?
Your mom is so much more than the woman who raised you. She grew up in a time very different from yours—there were different beliefs, habits, and ways of doing things. Your mom has seen a lot in her life, getting to hear her journey will help you to understand her in a whole new light. Now is the time get to know her and to document her life. The only way to find out about your mom's story is to ask… because one day she won't be there anymore.
When we reach old age we should know our lives mattered, that we mattered, that we are loved, happy and feel connected.
This book offers a way to start conversations between you and your mom—in particular, elderly mothers. It is a guide which provides questions to ask, as well as how and when to ask them. Use this as a way to grow, heal and/or mend the relationship between mom and child; preserve this woman's journey through life and in particular her role as Mom. Her story is her legacy to you.
"…insightful questions with thought provoking examples and explanations…" Christine Jackson
Keywords: memoirs, biographies, mothers, mothers and daughters, mothers and sons, journals, family history, women's history, a woman's history, elderly women, workbook, history
Glenna Mageau is a multi-award-winning author, speaker, and coach. She writes page turning suspense/thrillers (Maggie Thom) and heart-touching, humorous nonfiction (Glenna Mageau). She has interviewed many elderly about their lives and their stories. She is inspired by their journeys, their knowledge, their wisdom and believe that we all need to start these conversations so that their journeys can be told and preserved.
Her two books—Do You Know Your Mom’s Story? 365 Questions You Need to Ask Her, and Do You Know Your Dad’s Story? The Unasked Questions. —are a way to get conversations started between Moms, Dads and adult children. Too often as their children, we forget to ask Mom and Dad about their lives, what they wanted in life, what it was really like growing up in the time they did—what were the beliefs, habits, expectations and how did that shape their lives.
These books are a way to get Mom and Dad to share their journey and their life, especially if they are elderly and a way to preserve their journey. Understanding your parents’ journey will help you to understand them in a whole new light, communicate easier and go into old age with a different mindset.
Age with understanding, dignity and respect.
Getting to know and understand your mom and dad will be the best gift you can give them and give yourself.