The Villain and the Cannon Fodder’s Mother


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Right after getting the first-class chef’s certificate and before that certificate had been in her hands long enough to warm up, she woke up. Not only did she age ten years, she also gained two children…

At this time, her new daughter, who had lost two of her front baby teeth and spoke with a lisp, pointed at the TV screen and called out, “Dad!”

On the screen, the Film Emperor Meng Yan was extremely handsome and charming. Towards the camera, his gaze was overflowing with gentle and tender feelings. He raised up the hand that was holding hands with captivatingly beautiful bride. She was wearing a diamond-beaded wedding dress. At the bottom of the TV screen, the headline news was displayed in large font – Meng Yan and the rising starlet’s wedding of the century.

T/N: The second part of the summary is misleading. This isn’t a novel where the transmigrated main character clings onto the film emperor’s thigh.

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New summerspring rated it
March 31, 2020
Status: c67
I am really enjoying this so far. Nice refreshing story to pick up after reading one with twists and turns. Has comedy and is mostly focused on MC and her son as her CF daughter is still young to the point where I left off in the story. Nice flowing translation with very little typos. Nice <3
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New Kueen rated it
March 26, 2020
Status: --
Refreshing to see The FL not ending up with the scum ex, move on with her life. Wish more novels adapted that concept. Just cause he is the father of your children doesn’t mean you have to get back with him. Especially if he made you unhappy. MC was like my fav not an Iceberg he had feelings.
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Alina Moktan rated it
August 27, 2019
Status: c55
This is so cute, funny and sweet novel. MC transmigration divorce women who had two children villian and cannon fodder. Her relationship with son and daughter are so sweet, heartwarming, and cute. Love she became doting parent. She cook delicious food for her children and give love to them as Orig Host was indifference to her children, only clingy to scum ex husband. Her ex husband is hyprocrite scum film emperor who deceived original host and use her resources. Original Host love him so much, unwilling to divorce him, she... more>> killed herself, then our MC transmigration.

Male Lead is Lu Xun, he is boss of Entertainment Circle. He is foodie and love mc's food. He and MC relationship is funny and cute.

Recommend it. I really love calm son and cute daughter. <<less
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joun rated it
September 1, 2019
Status: Completed
Very nice and warm story. The MC is smart but not Mary Sue, the ML is super cute (like stupid cute). I loved how for once the MC is 10 years older that her real age because, come on, you cant always transmigrate in a body which is younger and more beautiful. It's Mary Sue's attribute.

And I loved the interacion with all the members of the family: the teens, the grandparents, the collegues ! I laughed a lot and the characters are really life-like !

I gave 4 stars because it's... more>> still too slow !!!! I mean, their relashionship is unclear until the 5 last chapters ! Where is the bubbled war hearty mood ?! We don't get the honey moon part. And the story ends with the wedding (some 2 extras chapters and it's the real end).

The ending was too rushed (complete but too rushed). But I still enjoyed it. <<less
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aienmoon rated it
October 18, 2019
Status: Completed
Finally! An MC that doest go back to the scum ex husband! This is more of a slice of life novel about the moms interaction with her kids. Very sweet charming story. Theres not much romance really. I think the most intimate moment between MC and ML was when they hold hands.. So im a bit disappointed with that. Nonetheless, the kids are cute and funny. I loved how protective the son is to mom and his sister and his interaction with ML and the original MP.

It's a bit sad... more>> that they didnt made up with their father. Though its satisfying how he ended up regretting his separation with MC and the kids. He kinda deserve it for being a scum of a father. 😜 After reading about toxic scheming white lotuses and scumbag MLs this is such a breath of fresh air. Totally recommended! <<less
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Ejsama rated it
December 2, 2019
Status: Completed
Its a really good story. Sweet and fluffy. No revenge or bitter come backs.

FL found her true love. Her children didn't go to the villain path. The original male lord became their family.

About the ex- husband

... more>>

he really isn't that bad. I think he just couldn't stand the orignal LY's personality. He didn't think an ex-actor was suited for him but I think he realized in the later years his regret. He thought someone Whos on the same league as him could understand him.

But when he retired, no one was home. His house is cold. His new wife is too into acting (she didn't become famous) and his daughter was at school. So yeah, I feel a little bad for him. But that's his fault. He was the one who chose work and divorce. Now he wants the warmth of a family in his retirement but it was too late. His 2 children are estranged and changed their names. His 1st daughter didn't even invite him to her wedding. He only got to watch behind the screen.


Lastly about this new wife


I don't think she truly loves the film guy. She's just using him for resources. Like, this girl used her pregnancy even tho she didn't really want to for clout but ended up getting buried because FL and ML was getting married. Then again, when she gave birth to a daughter, it was over shadowed by the pregnancy of FL and ML. I believe on Meng Yan was the one who was truly looking forward to a new child because his other 2 can't give him the love he wanted when he never gave it to them in the first place. Hmpf. Good thing his son scolded him when the dad tried to keep them in his house but the kids didn't like the food and the atmosphere and then ended up ranting how he was never their in the first place and they didn't need their 'father' love.


About the daughter


Its so cute how the little girl loves sweets and then ended up marrying a dentist.


Do I recommend ? Yes, especially the last paragraphs will kinda hit you hard. <<less
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Midori rated it
September 6, 2019
Status: Completed

I've MTL-ed the novel to completion! It was a fluffy and sweet story! The female lead and the male lead were also pretty amusing! The male lead was an amusing character! Spoiler for his character: ... more>>

and while he is a president, he's the sunny and cheerful type, but not a playboy! Not overbearing! KYAA!


No worries, the ex-husband and his new wife don't appear that much! Plot was only a bit.

I enjoyed the parts where the female lead was getting along with her children, the male lead and the male lead's nephew! Sweet and fluffy is awesomeness wheeee! <<less
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Honefuusen rated it
October 11, 2019
Status: Completed
Such a heartwarming story. This is a light and warm read. The MC is a simple lady, and the ML is fake OP, lol. I mean, he has power, but that power is borrowed. My favorite character is MC's mother (after MC transmigrated), such badass woman, so cool. I'm very glad for both MC children, their fate was supposed to be a bad ending, but because MC comes into their life, they are able to grow with love and family support and have a happy end. This is a chicken... more>> soup for the soul.

This is such an adorable novel, I recommend reading this. <<less
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MiyaMira rated it
September 1, 2019
Status: Completed
Tired of transmigration stories about getting back with your ex-SO and fighting with girls? Want a dogleg foodie character who usually works as supporting character become ML instead? Want a family comedy? If so, this is your novel.

Instead of the usual shenanigans of getting into entertainment industry to get back on her ex, MC follows her heart desire - cooking. Which actually escalated to her becoming hot news even though she's not an artist. Although she's also not a chef too. Thinking about changing the fate of her would-be-villain son... more>> and cannon-fodder daughter, she started cooking for the family and opened a filmmaker company for them.

As for ML, he looks like an overbearing ceo when he first appeared, but he's actually that chuuni character you always see as the younger brother supporting character overshadowed by the real OP ceo in other long, dog-blood novels. A bit of a silly foodie, but he's not really stupid. Got a bit of an advantage because the real protagonist and villain of the novel are younger than him in age and generation.

This is a totally family-friendly novel. No kisses, no snusnu, the two protagonists are like 2 kindergarteners having puppy love, and by which I mean their interactions are super cute. The insulin is worth it. <<less
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ReeLS rated it
January 14, 2020
Status: c108
I stopped reading at chapter 108 because the FL and ML (especially ML!) is getting annoying.

... more>>

when there's gossip about them being together because he's staying overnight at her house (noting happened, diff bedroom) they had an ittybitty fight and he send a weibo saying they're together when he haven't even said a single word of liking her???? They just held hand once?! Honestly the author made his EQ too low it doesn't make sense.

And there's only a few chapter left I still haven't figured out how the ML fell for FL. Just because he saw her once in a bar where she thought he was her blind date and then he miraculously find her live feed where she doesn't shoe her face and know it's her and fell for her instantly???

Also, felt really bad for her son every time she forced him to interact with ML nephew KNOWING they're not eye to eye, and everytime her daughter chose ML nephew over her brother : ( ( ( (I think she as the mom could have said more the her daughter. She KNOWS that it's breaking her son's heart the his sister literally said: I don't want him as my brother anymore, I want Azhe as my brother. And she said NOTHING!! Just let it be! Do you really care for your son? T.T


it's a fluff story with predictable ending, not bad for a light read. Don't expect much tho.

3.7/5 <<less
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cosmicpeach rated it
December 21, 2019
Status: c109

The plot is good. The MC is likeable. The ML is a humourous type, not like other overbearing ML, so it is refreshing. Everything is an okay.

But I started to don't like the story when: ... more>>

1. the MC starting an entertainment company. It's all about business. She is good at cooking, so actually I'm hoping she can focus on cooking only, but nah, because she is a super rich Mom (thanks to her Mother & Stepdad) she can easily open a super amazing company.

2. The romance is pretty stupid. I mean, come on, the ML already liked the MC since the beginning, but it's so slow for both of them to know that it is love. And the ML is take to long just to confess.

3. Our MC is transmigrated to a beautiful + super rich mom with 2 kids. She knows that her son (soon-to-be-villain) is a type who doesn't like to interact with other people. But our MC didn't care about it, she just let him to meet, bickering, even make his son to be jealous of the so called soon-to-be-ML of the original story, they are rival, and SHE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN. She didn't know what is in his son's mind. I feel bad for the Son everytime he is jealous of the soon-to-be-ML.

+FYI, the soon-to-be-ML is the Nephew of our ML (his parents already dead so his guardian is his Uncle, our ML). Just imagine, MC x ML finally married, with 2 kids + 1 kid (nephew) that are always hate each other.

I just feel bad for her Son, you know : (


Spoiler point 2 & 3 is the main reasons why I dropped this novel.

Other review said this is a fluffy novel, but no. Chicken soup for the soul? No, more like a slice of life.

ofc this novel still have many positives. But it's just me that got irritated, so much, by the 2 & 3 spoiler (above).

The novel have a happy ending. So it's good.

It's an okay novel... just okay. Okay. <<less
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grlldfsh rated it
March 9, 2020
Status: c57
translation’s great. It’s just that the chapters are divided into parts so for anyone who’s looking for a nearly complete novel, this is actually still at around chapter 20 so. But they do update frequently!

i love the MC. I’m not sure if it’s realistic but I like how she starts caring for the children almost immediately (unlike a certain novel) and she is more or less a responsible parent and thinks logically (unlike another novel).

the children are adorable too!

as for the ml, haven’t met him yet I think.
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Leilacus rated it
February 24, 2020
Status: Completed
For the first time! I have read a male lead that I am absolutely happy with! Not the cold, mentally immature kinds. Both the FL and ML are somewhat slow when it comes to love (like, really)

The FL isn't the type that goes "revenge here, revenge there" spree. She's there to live a peaceful and meaningful life filled with love. The ML is the dopey kind. My type of ML. He's funny and really cute!

As for the kids, I couldn't ask for more. Their interaction brings me so much... more>> fun and laughter!

If you want to have a read that's fluffy and no angst, this novel is for you! And btw, I love the FL's mom!

The only problem I have with this novel is that it ended too soon! <<less
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Kaylee rated it
February 1, 2020
Status: Completed
If I have to rate this story, from 0 to 100, then, it was a 89 points before the ML showed up and disturbing everything after he showed up it was 45points.

I found myself kept skipping MC and ML parts. Their characteristics are just not that interesting to read when these two have interaction together. Somewhat cliche is how MC brain capacity was not working the best when ML was involved, like eventho ML was her stepfather friend, as a widow with two kids would you allow an adult single... more>> man to eat at your house several time (she even cooked for him to eat, the first time coz he brought the fish with whatever reason). And ML was smart and very 'black belly' at the start, with how he managed to come to freeload meal all the time, but then it deteriorated into..... low brain capacity too *facepalm*. WHY reading MC and ML interaction parts was making me sleepy (and I did fall a sleep!).

It was quite long before ML showed up in the novel, yet only with MC and her children story it actually worked out quite fine! I didnt feel boring eventho all I read was just mother and children conversation, and a mother struggle to find thigns to do (she's rich).

I'd rather keep reading the children parts, esp MC son and ML nephew interaction more XD Both are future male god after all with the 'face paralysis' LOL

However, I'm sure people will like this, coz it's a very light hearted story, and fluff. The face slapping or revenge was not that big part of the story.

Also, I'm so relief to see the author didnt take the love between sibling (not blood related) route but a real pure sibling love. <<less
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FourSeasons rated it
August 28, 2019
Status: --
it's nice~ doesn't have much conflict. Many fluff scenes and sweet moments~ and the ML is a rare kind XD.
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SeiraJLoyard rated it
January 28, 2020
Status: Completed
Focus of this story is not the relationship between MC and ML. Focus is placed more on slice of life living with two children. This story is nice as the MC doesn't actually get revenge on her ex-husband. I enjoyed that there was very little drama in that regard.

Honestly speaking, the personalities/characteristics of the MC and ML are a little bland and not interesting, I actually found that the MC's son and the ML's nephew were a lot more interesting/perceptive. Perhaps this was the effect of MTL, but MC and... more>> ML were kinda forgettable, and ML was honestly annoying with how low his LQ (Love Quotient) is. ML's EQ can't be too low since he's able to run such a company, but his LQ is unrealistically horrendous, it's not even cute in a dorky way, just cringe. <<less
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QAQ-chan rated it
December 26, 2019
Status: Completed
Cute and funny story. I read the raws. Love the MC's mother. Also the part where the ML discovered the MC and her children rocking facial masks with animal designs was hilarious. Read to find out what animals each of them wore XD
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Julianita rated it
October 6, 2019
Status: Completed
This history is full of fluff and comedy. The romance is there, but it's more focused on the daily life of the two families and their hilarious interactions. There is not much to say about this. It's cute. It's funny. It's fluffy. It's a lovely read!
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YeongEunJi rated it
February 25, 2020
Status: Completed
It's not really so bad! The story is cute and the characters are cute! MC and ML are also adorable and of course the moments between the kids are quite funny.
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Moonson rated it
February 11, 2020
Status: c118
Cute and refreshing everyday love life between a (transmigrator) divorcee woman and a naive CEO of entertainment industry. Its just sweet and sweet. The story basically an everyday life of the two couple and their respective children. A happy end indeed. Enjoy!
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gryffinpuff rated it
December 26, 2019
Status: c45
Started out strongly as a charming romance, but is diverging into a more slice-of-life story now. MC is strong and very good to 'her' kids but is a bit double standard... She hates the book-FL and doesn't want her daughter to interact with her on the basis that book-FL makes her daughter's life miserable, but she is totally fine with book-ML who is future-nemesis of her son to interact with him and is putting them all to be one big family! ML is sweet to MC, but is a bit... more>> childish to the kids, which makes for an interesting character. <<less
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