Moominmamma is a calm and collected mother who never lets little things get on her nerves. She ensures that the Moominhouse is always a safe and loving place – both for her family and for visitors.
Moominmamma brings up her family so deftly that they barely notice they’re being parented. She wants everyone to be happy and values everyone’s individuality, but she will intervene if someone wrongs someone else. She isn’t bothered by others’ tomfoolery, as she believes that people learn a lot from their mistakes.
No-one is ever unhappy in Moominmamma’s company: she’s always ready to help and console. The residents of Moominvalley trust her, as Moominmamma never reveals their secrets. Whenever visitors pop by the Moominhouse, Moominmamma wants to know when their birthdays are. The birthday boy or girl always gets to choose dessert.
It’s thanks to Moominmamma that everything runs so smoothly in the Moomin household. She finds solutions to even the most difficult dilemmas and can always see the silver lining in every cloud. When Moominpappa accidentally breaks a plate, Moominmamma says: I’m glad it’s broken, it was pretty ugly. When Moominmamma wants a moment to herself, she goes out collecting shells or makes bark boats.
Moominmamma wears an apron and carries a handbag. Her life gets turned upside down when she loses her handbag, as it contains all kinds of important things in case of emergency, such as wire, stomach powder and candies. When her handbag is found, she arranges a huge party complete with speeches and fireworks.
Moominmamma appears in almost all of the Moomin books.