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- North American term for mum
- ‘In one of the most dramatic shifts our society has seen, two-thirds of all moms also work outside the home.’
- ‘People must wonder why my mom and daddy let us do that, but we were so wild that they couldn't control us.’
- ‘Why do we wait for one day a year to tell our moms, wives, we love them?’
- ‘A great many expectant moms work right up until the day they go into labour.’
- ‘The girls all met by the time they were 5 years old and their moms became friends in the process.’
- ‘The group started a program for moms and tots that is still going today.’
- ‘For the moms, the days of getting up little late seemed to have ended.’
- ‘One of the other moms ran home and grabbed some trunks for the boy and he quickly went to romp with the other kids.’
- ‘Tomorrow is the weekly park playdate I set up for the summer with the preschool moms.’
- ‘There is good news tonight on helping single moms back to work and off welfare.’
- ‘My mom made it her duty to make countless trips to the ministry to get them to place me in a school.’
- ‘The moms sit in the kitchen drinking strong coffee and sharing pie and good conversation while the kids all run amok.’
- ‘I open up my bathroom cabinet and realise I even have the same products my mom had.’
- ‘The moms and dads were as impressed with the inside of the cottage as the children were.’
- ‘Many workers, particularly working moms, wanted flexible and reduced work times.’
- ‘Some moms have a hard time facing the fact that their daughters are growing up and becoming young women.’
- ‘This accredited course is designed for moms, dads, parents-to-be or those in care of infants.’
- ‘They had a tiny office in the building my mom worked in, a kilometre or two from my house.’
- ‘All of a sudden my mom picks up the salt and pepper shakers and throws them at my dad's head.’
- ‘His mom had taken him out to get a new pair of shoes, but he found a problem with every one he tried.’
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