10 New Mom Words

mom or queen?

Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day ..

10 Words I want to see in the English Language.



  1. Mommage –the act of mom working
    working moms

    ‘Mommage’ is doing everything.

    hard or carrying all the weight. “Wow, that’s some serious mommage there.”

  2. Mommified – the act of cleaning up a child before they head off to school. May involve such things as the use of mom-spit, bathing after a mom-sniffing or forcible changing of clothes like socks that don’t match or shorts in the middle of winter.
  3. Mommercise – the exercise of chasing your child around for a bath, wrestling them into clothes, running after them before they decide to chase a ball into traffic or realizing they left the water running in the bathtub and racing upstairs.
  4. Momsense – something moms say that actually makes sense. Wise words. “hey, when you told me not to lick the light socket, you know, that was some good momsense there.”
  5. Momforting – that comfort that can only be given by a mom to her child. Usually involves hugs, snuggles or a kiss on a boo-boo.
  6. the female terminator

    What happens when a mom hears someone’s hurting her child

    Momminator – that which the mom turns into when someone has hurt their child.

  7. Mommunication – the sole purpose of a cell phone, that is to say, to tell your mom where you are, where you’ve gone or when you’ll be home.
  8. Mombo – that dance move that moms do that embarrassed their kids (and often is done just to embarrass the kids.)
  9. Defconmom – the moment just before mom is about to lose her shit.
  10. Mawm!!! That word used when a child needs him mom like now, like right now. It’s either an arterial cut or they can’t find an eraser.

For me, I lost my mom a long time, ago. Before I could tell her how right she’d been, before I could thank her for all that she gave up for me and my brother, before I could apologize for all the times I made her angry or made her cry.

I miss you mom.

missing a mother

Missing my mom

About Joe Cummings

Aquarius. Traveler. Gamer. Writer. A New Parent. 4 of these things are easy. One is not. But the journey is that much better for the new people in my life. A life I want to share with others, to help them, maybe, to make them feel less alone, sure, to connect with the greater world, absolutely.
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3 Responses to 10 New Mom Words

  1. Sean says:

    Good one joe.


  2. michaelscummings says:

    Very touching Joe, and brave.
    That’s a really clever list: congratulations. May I add some?
    Cinnamom: one of those moms that always has baked goods ready and waiting.
    Momentum: irresistible force generated by a mom that has set her mind on something (“There’s no use fighting it, dad, she’s got momentum.”)
    Mumble: that quiet, under-her-breath yet so-very-audible last word that some mothers can generate.
    Pessimum: best exemplified by what a pessimum says: “Put down that straw: someone will lose an eye” or “And that will put bread on the table?”. In use: “I wanted to go on the ride, but her pessimum came out and she vetoed it.”
    Optimum: opposite of pessimum — she sees the best in one and has faith that things will turn out.
    They’re not nearly as clever as yours….

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