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.
In 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.