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Definition of "mothering" []

  • The nurturing and raising of a child or children by a mother: "Because they are involved in careers and mothering, many women lead exhausting lives” ( David E. Bloom). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mothering" in a sentence
  • "Shady politicians are heroes while it is actually the mothers of this country (and those in mothering roles) who hold things together."
  • "Yes, it would have included being a good role model, but this text has helped me realize that feminist mothering is much more or should be much more than that."
  • "Feminist mothering is much more than raising empowered daughters or thoughtful son."