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To really hate the phrase "yummy mummy"

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Mammylamb Mon 21-Nov-16 16:34:15

Lots of lovely people use this phrase (especially when a new mum posts a photo of her and baby on Facebook) but I just hate it! It sounds so false. Some people comment this on my photos; and trust me, I am not yummy!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 21-Nov-16 16:35:41

I don't like it either. Not when people post it about other women or worse - when women post it about themselves. It's on par with the vile MILF <shudders>

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Mon 21-Nov-16 16:37:53

It's twee beyond. I inwardly roll my eyes when I hear women I know describe themselves as yummy mummies. Mind you, I dislike the word 'mummy' when it's used by anyone other than a child!

BBQsAreSooooOverrated Mon 21-Nov-16 16:39:30

Yup. Don't like it at all

everythingis Mon 21-Nov-16 16:43:02

It's twee as hell. I like milf though it gets to the point

Farfromtheusual Mon 21-Nov-16 16:43:04

It makes me cringe so so much!!!

EdmundCleverClogs Mon 21-Nov-16 16:43:39

It's so waits to be flamed chavtastic. Sort of thing they use to describe zeleb mums in low rate magazines/daily mail or on This Morning hmm.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Mon 21-Nov-16 16:46:08

I suspect I would have less of a problem with it if I was one!

As it is, I'm not. So YANBU.

Justmuddlingalong Mon 21-Nov-16 16:49:17

I think high maintenance when I hear that phrase. Not a compliment IMO.

frikadela01 Mon 21-Nov-16 16:50:03

As much as it makes me cringe I have noticed that the women who use this to describe them selves on Facebook do tend to have built their entire personality and life around being a mum and it actually makes me quite sad. A wan I used to be very close with calls herself this and her Facebook is full of memes about being a mum and the kids, I know behind it all is a funny, intelligent, interesting woman but if you only saw her Facebook you'd think she was just a mum.

RochelleGoyle Mon 21-Nov-16 16:50:38

YANBU, it's a hideous term.

Mammylamb Mon 21-Nov-16 16:51:18

Glad it's not just me. Was beginning to feel guilty about being a bit snobby! Would never be horrible to someone in real life who said this. It just sets my teeth on edge! Partly I think it's due to women getting judged on how they look. I'm a grown woman; not a little pretty princess. I've got a job, a baby and a life to lead; being "yummy" isn't something I aspire to. Being "super organised and efficient" is

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Mon 21-Nov-16 16:53:33

Ooooohhhh... "super organised and efficient".

When you crack it, please PM me grin

everythingis Mon 21-Nov-16 16:56:36

Frika - I agree

snozzlemaid Mon 21-Nov-16 16:57:37

There's a woman at work who has a mug with this on. She's 55 and about to be a grandmother!
Awful phrase.

justinelibertine Mon 21-Nov-16 16:58:23

I'm more like a Crummy Mummy...

EatTheCake Mon 21-Nov-16 16:59:20

I love yummy mummy, last week dropping off youngest at nursery one of the other mums told me that's what I was I had a cheesy smile all day grin

Slightlyperturbedowlagain Mon 21-Nov-16 16:59:28


Slightlyperturbedowlagain Mon 21-Nov-16 16:59:50

grin YANBU

glueandstick Mon 21-Nov-16 17:00:05

I identify with 'slummy mummy'

Pinkheart5915 Mon 21-Nov-16 17:00:30

I kind of like it.
I've no complaints at being called a yummy mummy

nearlyreadytopop Mon 21-Nov-16 17:00:41

Hate it. Why do mothers need another label? What's the alternative, a non yummy mummy? I don't get why anyone would label themselves with it

Sparlklesilverglitter Mon 21-Nov-16 17:01:47

I don't mind it and I've been called far worse in this life than a yummy mummy, I'll take it a compliment

pipsqueak25 Mon 21-Nov-16 17:02:53

i was once called a snob because i said i hated ! the expression 'yummy mummy' , but it's a bit common imho, i'd never see it as a compliment, i'd rather be seen as oity toity grin

buzzlightyearsdinosaur Mon 21-Nov-16 17:06:35

For me it is up there with 'mumtrepreneur', I am not sure which one I hate the most.

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