Are You a Mommy, Mom or Mother?

Monday Q of the Wk. Here’s how it works: Each Monday I ask a thought provoking question about life.  Pose the same question to your blog readers on your own blog along with your answer to the question.  Then come back here and post a comment with a link to your blog post so we can all read everyone’s answers!  It’s been a lot of fun getting to know my readers and their readers and so on and so on… This week’s question: Are you a Mommy, a Mom or a Mother? JoJo’s Answer: Have you noticed that your title changes as your children get older and depending upon whether they are trying to feel ever so grown up?  When my kids were little, I was Mommy.  When they got a little older, I became Mom.  For a short time my daughter referred to me as "Mother!"  And then there was the time when my daughter was about 3 and she learned to spell that I was... "M. O. M.!" My daughter is 19 now and my son will be 10 in a few days soI think I've graduated to...Mom!  However, my daughter has a Facebook account and recently tagged me in a note where she was asked several questions about the first person who came up under each letter of the alphabet.  When my name popped up, one of the questions was, if I was a friend.  She said I was more than a friend because I was her mother!  I like that.  There's more respect for your Mother than for just a friend, but Mom seems to denote more of a close relationship than does "Mother."  Both my kids call me "Mom."  So I guess I'm sort of a Mom-Mother.  How about you? Are you a Mommy, a Mom or a Mother? Please post your answers here as a blog comment. Then post this question on YOUR blog and come back here to link your blog post so all of us can read about YOUR readers! 'bout it?  Are you a Mommy, a Mom or a Mother? Learning Communication skills can also be fun with Art of!


  • Lesa Witherington

    I guess with my being from the south makes a difference. I’m Mama. I do not like Mom and Mother to me is a control issue. I was Mommy when they were young and still get the occasional Moooommmmy when my oldest two (20 and 14) want something…lol! Although I do not think my youngest (8) will ever go back to Mommy. He is the pragmatic of my kids.

  • BeckyJoie

    Two of my teens came into my life later, as foster-adoptive children. At first, they called me “Mamma” like they had for any female caregiver. As they began to attach a little, that eventually changed to “Mommy” as if they were finally feeling like the had a real mom. Now, they alternate between “Mommy” and “Mom”. My oldest (almost 18) calls me Mom.
    In my own birth home, we called my mother “Mum” or “Marmie” after the Little Women book. But we were much like that story so it seemed natural.

  • cindy holman

    I love this! No matter what – we are still MOM – no matter how grown up our children get. The relationship changes a little – but all in all – MOM still has a special relationship no matter what they call us. I still call my 82 year old MOM – Mommy. She likes it – and so do I ;)

  • Tanya

    I’m still a mommy. My kids are 5 and almost 4. They use mom, mama, and mommy interchangeably. What I don’t like (but I’m sure will become much more frequent as the kids get older) is the two syllable “MO-OM!!” It’s usually accompanied by some whine or complaint or other such discontent. :)

  • Laurie Neumann

    I am “Mom” all the way. Both my kids have called me Mom for quite some time now. It was Mommy when they were young, but then I became “Mom.”

    It reminds me of a Christmas movie we have watched in the past. The family is going somewhere, and the two young kids are in the back seat. The husband says something about Mom being beautiful and asks the kids “isn’t she beautiful?” The young son replies with “na, she’s just Mom!” I loved that comment:-)

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