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Mom? Mommy? Ma? What do your kids call you?

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM
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What Your Kids Call You Says a Lot About Your Parenting Style


by Jenny Erikson

Mommy? Mommy? Mommy? Mommy? Mommy? MOMMY! Come on, you know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t you? When your kids want something, they want it now, and Mom is the one they go to to get it.

Ok, maybe your kids call you something other than “mommy.” Are you Mom, or maybe even Mother? Actually, I’m willing to bet that what your kids call you says a lot about your parenting style.

7 Things Kids Call Their Moms That Says a Lot About Their Relationships

Ma’am: You are old fashioned, and a stickler for rules and regulations. You raise your kids military style. Their beds are made first thing in the morning. Their clothes are pressed.

Mama: You are the crunchy type. You never turn down an opportunity to cuddle, and are likely to have co-slept or tandem nursed your toddler.

Mother: You are kind of scary (sorry, but this is how Norman Bates referred to his mom). You are a tiger mom, raising your kids to be overachievers. They are already taking mandarin, violin ... before their first birthdays.

Mom: You’re casual and generally laid back. Maybe your kids are getting a little bit older, and too cool to keep up with the mama or mommy references.

Ma: You’re from the south. You kids probably had their first sips of sweet tea out of sippy cups.

Your first name: You’re a hippy. You make your own deodorant and insist it works just as well as store-bought. Sorry but no.

Mommy: You have little kids, and dread the day they will be too cool to refer to you as anything but “mom.”

What do your kids call you?

by on Jan. 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM
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proudmomalexis
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 3:49 PM
mama or mommy... no sweet tea til age five no bf adopted...
withsecond
by on Jan. 3, 2014 at 3:50 PM
My 16 year old calls me Ma or Mom. My 5 and 4 year old call me Mumma.
nellyoleson
by Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 3:51 PM
Mama...not crunchy at all!
pandorasbox669
by Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 3:53 PM

mom


Night_Roane
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 3:53 PM
Mama, but I pumped then FF and never co-slept lol.
PlaysAllDay
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 3:55 PM
If they want something I'm mommy, if they are looking for me or don't really want it that bad but they thought to try I'm mom. My toddler calls me mama.
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by Emerald Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 3:56 PM

They always called me Mom,
However oldest (adult ds) now calls me Mama which he knows I do not like
So he does it on purpose, LOL

sldw
by on Jan. 3, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Mama because my husband has an issue with "mommy" and "daddy", says they sound too whiny (lol). So he calls me Mama and my husband Dada. 

I BF for 13 months and would definitely have co-slept but my son doesn't sleep well in my bed. He slept with us quite a bit when he was really little but by about 6 months he didn't like being there anymore. Now he's 20 months and will cuddle for a few minutes then say "all done", I will put him in his crib and he will go right to sleep.  

alliweben
by on Jan. 3, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Mommy mostly, but my 12 y/o sometimes -- not always -- says mom in front of friends.   The only time they've called me by my first name was when I was distracted and they didn't get a response with "Mommy!" after a few times!  

IncognitoOne
by Angela-Marie on Jan. 3, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Mama mainly, sometimes mom.

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