A mom by any name

I once read that "Mama" is the same in many languages around the world, and that it's usually one of the first words uttered by babies. Zoe’s first word for me was “Mama” – spoken at first in many multiples, as in “Mamamamamamamama!” It was not her first word, though - that was "Dada." And oh, the smiles she gave him early on... and the laughter. I knew my baby was growing up when her name for me changed. I don't remember the first time Zoe called me "Mommy" instead of "Mama" … [Read more...]