Amplify the voices of women everywhere. Listen to your mother!

[ 0 ] May 7, 2015 |

I have been a big fan of StoryCorps since it began 10 years ago with their mission to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. Reminding us of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, StoryCorps is creating an invaluable archive for future generations. I love listening to the stories and the idea of preserving my own.

storycorps-mom-compilationIn honor of Mother’s Day, StoryCorps reminds us to talk with other mothers. StoryCorps has made it easy for us to preserve the stories with their now free app (download the app here) and has even suggested questions to get the conversation rolling.

Using the app’s step-by-step directions, it’s simple to honor your mother while preserving her wisdom, memories, and voice forever at the Library of Congress.

If you’re unable to be with your mom this weekend, StoryCorps suggests getting together with a sibling, friend, or spouse and share some stories about a woman who means a lot to you. Listen closely—you never know what you’ll learn about the extraordinary women in your life!

Questions to ask your mom…

  • How has being a mother changed your life?
  • What are some special memories you have of your mom?
  • What are your hopes and dreams for my future and yours?
  • What songs did you sing to me as a child?In honor of Mother’s Day, please add the tag thanksmom to your stories.


Category: family matters, free / cheap, holidays, moms

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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