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Rana

Can I just say how grateful I am that this is a post about mothers and not "moms"? As far as I'm concerned, the only people who are allowed to call grown women "moms" are children.

Rana

(I mean, you do use "mom" here and there, but you've mostly avoided it, and half of the uses are to describe your own mother. And you've avoided "mommy" entirely, which is a word that entirely bugs, when uttered by anyone over the age of eight.)

mac macgillicuddy

Rana, you just hit on one of my pet peeves. In pop culture and advertising, and now, even in what resembles real life, there are all of a sudden no mothers and only "moms." That, to me, is like my saying I'm a "mac" or you saying you are a "Rana." Mom is a form of address and--more to your point--and intimate form at that. It is not a title.

Still, having said that, nice post Lance. I'm holding off on calling my mother because I'm worried I'll run out of stuff for the call tomorrow, but you make me think I need to.

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