Monday, 25 June 2012

Y - Yummy Mummy

I hate the term Yummy Mummy.
In fact, I find it offensive.
I find it offensive if someone uses it about me. Just because I've kids doesn't mean you can judge me on how I look. Yes it's a compliment, but it's also like saying "I actually think all Mums look like shit, but you are alright I suppose"
I've always looked like this. The baby hasn't made be better or worse looking, it has just meant some days I don't have time to apply make-up or do my hair.
I know the days when I do look better though. Not just because I've put make up - they are the days when more dads smile at me on the school run than mums. And as much as I think that is wrong, it is true. Sorry.
But what I really hate is when people call themselves a Yummy Mummy.
Really - you're putting that out there?
But they do... On Twitter, on FB updates, on blogs, on a sodding car sticker "Yummy Mummy on board" - Yes they have made one. And, yes the Yummies are using it.

Don't ever buy me one. Not even as a joke.
But imagine this, you are scrolling through people to follow on Twitter and you come across someone called "DishyDad" what do you think?
 "What a cock?"
Works both ways.


  1. Urghh it's vile. I hate the whole mummy thing in general. Yes I am Poppy's mum and yes, she is my life, I would do anything for her, but by god, I'm still Becky, I still want to talk to adults, go places, wear nice clothes, talk about things other than my child, her toilet habits, food habits etc etc. I hate that some women leave their personalities and spiral ions in the maternity home.

  2. Whole heartedly agree...the word yummy is rubbish much rather be called fantastic, inspiring, beautiful or even sexy...yummy is about kids food!

  3. Brilliant! I so love this post. Hear, hear! :)

  4. The other one, which is offensive as well , is MILF. If someone said it before I was a mother (i.e. without the M) it would have been offensive and now I am a mother it is still offensive. It's like there is a general amazement that woman can still be attractive, sexual creatures post children.
    Loved your post.

    1. Thank you! Yes, it seems you become a Mum and it's ok to objectify you as a woman. No it's STILL not ok!