Meaning of mothering

moth•er•ing

Pronunciation: (mu'ur-ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the nurturing of an infant or small child by its mother.
  2. (in rural England) the custom of visiting one's parents on Laetare Sunday with a present.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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