What does the term ‘mumbod’ mean to you?

Busy Philipps' Instagram 'mumbod' story makes us wonder ???


Yesterday, we were watching actress Busy Philipps’ Instagram Story, as we do basically every day ?


Because the 38-year-old, who is mum to 9-year-old daughter Birdie and 4-year-old daughter Cricket, is hilarious on Instagram Stories.

And some of her (now expired) posts really get us thinking, too. Here’s an example:

The Dawson’s Creek and Cougar Town star was live-streaming her way through her 20-year high school reunion, when she told fans that a former classmate had approached her and said: “By the way, I love your mombod!”


Naturally, Busy was a bit taken aback by the random remark. She even seemed a tad offended by it at first.

There was a moment in the video where she, through sort-of shocked laughs, tried to work out if it was a compliment (“You look great!”), or whether it was a dig (“You can tell you’ve had kids!”)

Busy later popped a post-reunion shot of her (obviously incredible) mum physique on her Story.

All this got us wondering, though: how do you feel about the term ‘mumbod’? Here at MFM, we’ve always taken it to be a sweeping phrase for the body of any mum, of any shape or size.

Unlike ‘dadbod’, for example, which came to be a term to describe a dad who doesn’t quite have a 6-pack.

And how would you feel if an acquaintance, mid-convo, complimented your ‘mumbod’? Would it feel any different than if they’d simply complimented your figure?

We’d love to hear what you think – let us know in the comments below, on Facebook, or even on Instagram!

Images: Instagram/Busy Philipps

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