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Definition of Momism

Guess you are all familiar with the term "Momism"? The Wikipedia describes this particular word as "finding fault" or "carping", a "crime" that mothers are often accused of. But these critical sayings so typical of mothers come from their sense of maternal duty towards their kids and the feeling of responsibility in bringing them up properly.

What is Momism?

As a kid and even during our growing up years, we receive some sound scolding from our mothers time and again. These sharp comments and directives raise our indignation and irritation and we love to dismiss them as "unnecessary criticism" or "momism". But the fact is, we would not have mended many of our wrongdoings and grown up to be socially amiable without many of these timely utterances from our mothers. Amusingly, most of us grow up to mouth the same sayings of our mothers when we find ourselves in her shoes. This mother's Day, let us take a look at some well known "momisms". With little variations, these phrases have been repeated again and again by mothers around the world, irrespective of race, caste, social standing and religion. You may even find some of your own mom's sayings here. Enjoy this article and have a great reading time.

  1. What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?
  2. If I talked to my mother like you talk to me....
  3. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
  4. "If you see a penny pick it up, put it in your drawer and it will grow".
  5. "Peel one potato per person, and one for the pot".
  6. "What goes around comes around."
  7. What's meant to be, is meant to be.
  8. I've got eyes in the back of my head, that's how!
  9. You tell that bully to cut it out or you'll tell the teacher...
  10. You have enough dirt behind those ears to grow potatoes!
  11. Honestly... You'd lose your head if it wasn't screwed on!
  12. Who'll end up walking, bathing and feeding it...?
  13. Get that thing out of your mouth!
  14. You'll understand when you have kids of your own.
  15. I hope that when you grow up, you have kids "Just Like you"!
  16. I've told you a thousand times not to do so.
  17. If you hurt yourself, don't come running to me.
  18. Work hard! You were not born with a silver spoon in your mouth.
  19. Close that door! Were you born in a barn?
  20. It doesn't matter what you accomplish, I'll always be proud of you.

Momism - Mom kissing her child

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