mothering


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moth·er·ing

 (mŭth′ər-ĭng)
n.
The nurturing and raising of a child or children by a mother: "The essential work of mothering is trying to keep children alive" (Janna Malamud Smith).
Translations

mothering

[ˈmʌðərɪŋ]
A. Ncuidados mpl maternales
B. CPD Mothering Sunday N (Brit) → fiesta f de la Madre
References in classic literature ?
What he had glimpsed assured him that she was pretty; but her strongest appeal to him lay in the affectionate nature revealed by her gentle mothering of the grotesque doll.
To him Sara leaped, throwing her arms around him and mothering him up to her flat little hairy breast.
She was stunned by the awful facts of this Game she did not understand--the grip it laid on men's souls, its irony and faithlessness, its risks and hazards and fierce insurgences of the blood, making woman pitiful, not the be-all and end-all of man, but his toy and his pastime; to woman his mothering and caretaking, his moods and his moments, but to the Game his days and nights of striving, the tribute of his head and hand, his most patient toil and wildest effort, all the strain and the stress of his being--to the Game, his heart's desire.