@ladylolly89 - I say it and spell it like momma. Both are correct.
I was with my girlfriend at the zoo. We took my kids one day. A little boy decided to climb the fence and head for the polar bears, with a moat that couldn't be seen. He was headed right for it. My girlfriend jumped the fence and got to him in time. The mom came up after and was furious with my friend. Giving death stares while hugging her child. My girlfriend was "going off on her" in a voice that wouldn't scare the children.
And I can't stand being in the middle of every kid fight, like sharing. I feel like I have to be when I'm with other people. When my kids fight, I tell them to figure it out. When we are out, other kids are constantly "mom I want!" "Mom he is ...!" My kids know it is better to just work it out because if I get involved, they both lose.
I don't mind casual parenting in public spaces when it's a matter of safety. But I was livid at another mom for picking up my son at the playground after he tripped and fell. He was fine. We don't make a big deal out of little things. She ran over like the world was ending, scooped him up and scared the crap out of him. Don't pick up my kid.