What does mothering mean?

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  1. mothering(Noun)

    The nurturing of a child by its mother

  2. mothering(Noun)

    The protective behaviour of a mother towards her child

  3. mothering(Noun)

    Nurturing or protective behaviour reminiscent of that performed by a literal mother

  4. mothering(Noun)

    Shortened form of a-mothering ; practice of visiting one's literal or figurative mother or mother church (compare Mothering Sunday)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mothering

    of Mother

  2. Mothering(noun)

    a rural custom in England, of visiting one's parents on Midlent Sunday, -- supposed to have been originally visiting the mother church to make offerings at the high altar


  1. Mothering

    Mothering is a magazine focused on natural mothering practices, which began publishing in 1976.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mothering in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mothering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elain Heffner:

    The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.

  2. H. R. Schaffer:

    There isnothing to suggest that mothering cannot be shared by several people.

  3. H. R. Schaffer, O Magazine, May 2003:

    There is…nothing to suggest that mothering cannot be shared by several people.

  4. Ronald Thwaites:

    The lack of effective mothering and fathering among more than half of our school children can, in fact, be traced backwards.

  5. Barbara Schapiro:

    Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometime, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.

Images & Illustrations of mothering

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