133 Things to Talk About With Your Mom Friends That Aren’t Kids or School

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Remember, life before kids? Our entire existence belonged to ourselves. It can be hard to recall our interests and aspirations sometimes, but we’re still those people deep down. We are parents, but it’s only a part of our identity. We’re also friends, careerists, planners, concert lovers, runners, goal-getters, and so much more. 

And while we are people outside of parents, it can be difficult to think of topics that don’t involve kids or school when talking to other moms. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are 133 mom friends conversation starters that have absolutely nothing to do with our identity as moms and everything to do with who we are as human beings.

Mom Friends Conversation Starters

Hobbies & Interests Conversation Starters

1. How do you spend your time?

2. What’s a hobby you do for just you?

3. Are there any DIY projects or crafts you’ve been wanting to try?

4. What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?

5. Have you listened to any good podcasts lately?

6. What was your favorite hobby in your teens?

7. Is there a hobby you’ve been wanting to try?

8. Do you have a favorite volunteering cause?

9. What’s the best concert you’ve ever attended?

10. Do you have any good book recommendations?

11. How do you find inspiration for creative projects?

12. Are you a member of any adult sports leagues?

13. What’s the best book you’ve ever read?

14. Do you like to cook or bake?

15. Do you have any collections?

16. What’s something interesting you’ve learned recently?

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Career & Work Conversation Starters

17. What was your first job?

18. What professional achievements are you most proud of?

19. How do you integrate your work and life?

20. What are your long-term career goals?

21. Are there any skills you’re currently working on improving?

22. What type of work do you find most fulfilling?

23. If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do for work?

24. How do you approach networking?

25. How would you describe your leadership style?

26. How do you celebrate milestones in your career?

27. What aspects of a job are most important to you?

28. What is your preferred work location—in an office, hybrid, or remote?

29. What factors influence your decision to take a new role?

30. What’s the best position you’ve ever had?

Local & Travel Conversation Starters

31. Have you tried any new restaurants lately?

32. What’s your go-to takeout order?

33. What trips do you have on the horizon?

34. What’s been the best vacation you’ve ever taken?

35. Have you checked out [insert new destination in your city or town]?

36. I’m looking for a recommendation for [insert activity or location]. Do you have any suggestions?

37. Have you taken any fun day trips from our city?

38. Do you like to plan your trips, or are you more spontaneous?

39. What’s one of your favorite travel memories from your childhood?

40. If you could live anywhere else, where would you live?

41. Where’s your favorite place to work out in our town?

42. Where would you go for a solo mom-cation?

43. What are some of your favorite hidden gems in our neighborhood?

44. What local businesses do you like supporting?

45. What parks and outdoor activities do you enjoy?

46. Have you been to any local sporting events?

Wellness & Self-Care Conversation Starters

47. What are your go-to skincare product(s)?

48. What are you doing right now to take care of yourself?

49. Do you use any mindfulness or meditation apps?

50. Do you have any wellness goals you’re working towards?

51. How do you incorporate movement into your day?

52. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

53. What’s a staple healthy recipe in your week?

54. How are you really doing (i.e., mentally, emotionally, physically)?

55. What are you grateful for right now?

56. Have you ever tried a digital detox?

57. How do you maintain good sleep hygiene and habits?

58. What are your non-negotiables in your morning routine?

59. How do you track your wellness progress?

60. Do you have a journaling practice?

Home & Lifestyle Conversation Starters

61. What home decor trend are you loving?

62. What does your ideal weekend look like?

63. Do you have a favorite family tradition from your childhood?

64. What’s your most cherished family recipe?

65. Do you have any good organization tips?

66. Do you have any home-related projects on the horizon this year?

67. What’s your favorite room in your house?

68. What do you think makes a house feel like a home?

69. If you work from home, how have you created a space for yourself?

70. Where do you get design inspiration from?

71. What’s some of your most used home technology?

72. What does your dream home look like, and where is it located?

73. Are you a big decorator for the holidays?

74. Do you like to entertain?

75. How do you incorporate greenery into your living spaces?

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Entertainment & Pop Culture Conversation Starters

76. What reality shows are you hooked on?

77. If you could live in any fictional universe, what would it be?

78. Have you been to any concerts lately?

79. What’s the last show you’ve binge-watched?

80. Have you ever met a celebrity?

81. What’s your comfort show?

82. What movie could you quote every line from?

83. What’s the last book you read that you couldn’t put down?

84. Who was your first celebrity crush?

85. What are your thoughts on the latest social media trends?

86. Have you been to the movies lately?

87. What’s your most used streaming service?

88. Do you like to stay up-to-date on the latest pop culture news?

89. What’s your go-to social media app?

90. What’s the one movie you think everyone should watch?

Current Events & News Conversation Starters

91. What’s a positive news story you’ve seen lately that’s made your day?

92. What’s your favorite news source to keep you informed?

93. Are there any social or environmental issues you feel passionate about?

94. How do you navigate difficult conversations about current events with friends or family?

95. Have you listened to a podcast or watched a documentary that has provided a unique perspective on a current issue?

96. What’s the most intriguing news headline you’ve read recently?

97. How do you stay informed without getting overwhelmed by the news?

98. Are there any global issues you’ve been following?

99. How do you think communities could work together to address social injustices?

100. What are your thoughts on the current state of the economy?

101. How do you feel about the pace of technological advancement?

102. Have you heard about any groundbreaking innovations or disruptions in specific industries?

103. Have you noticed any economic trends that affect your everyday life?

104. How do you use AI in your life?

105. How do you manage information overload?

Personal Growth Conversation Starters

106. If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?

107. What’s the best advice someone has ever shared with you?

108. What’s a skill or talent you’re really proud of?

109. What’s a goal you’ve set for yourself in the past year, and how are you working to achieve it?

110. What personal achievement has bought you the most sense of fulfillment?

111. What’s a mantra or quote that inspires you in challenging times?

112. What’s a time you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone?

113. Is there a book or podcast that’s significantly influenced your perspective?

114. What’s your biggest lesson learned from life so far?

115. How do you deal with negative thoughts and challenge limiting beliefs?

116. What personal goals are you working on?

117. How do you practice self-reflection?

118. What are some core values to you, and how have they evolved over the years?

119. Do you practice gratitude, and if so, how has it affected your perspective on life?

120. How do you manage your time to prioritize personal growth?

121. How do you celebrate your milestones and achievements?

Future Plans & Aspirations Conversation Starters

122. What’s a dream or goal you’ve had since childhood that you still hope to achieve?

123. Is there something you’ve put on the back burner in recent years that you’re hoping to prioritize?

124. What’s a skill you’d love to develop in the coming years?

125. What’s a bucket list item you want to check off in the next 10 years?

126. What’s a place you’d love to visit but haven’t had the chance to yet?

127. What’s a big, ambitious goal you’re working towards?

128. Do you have any passion projects you’re planning to pursue?

129. What do you picture when you think of your retirement years? 

130. What kind of legacy do you hope to leave?

131. How do you envision your relationships evolving in the coming years?

132. Is there one thing you’re hoping to achieve before your next birthday?

133. How can I help you support your future goals and aspirations?

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