the state of being a mother; maternity.
the qualities or spirit of a mother.
having or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness that is obvious or unarguable: legislation pushed through on a motherhood basis.
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How to use motherhood in a sentence
So, I made it my mission to create a new mom-wear line that would empower professional expecting and new moms to honor their identities, while embracing the transformation of motherhood.The future of maternity workwear is all in the details | Rachel King | January 31, 2021 | Fortune
Over the decades, Rogers had learned that motherhood meant doing hard things.Covid-19 destroyed a young man’s lungs. Can his foster mom let him go? | Steve Thompson | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
She’d seen too many women in her family in bad marriages with bad men, trapped by a combination of motherhood, poverty and trauma.This country is a risky place to be a parent, and the pandemic reminded me of that | Haley Swenson | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
It was motherhood, she said, that sparked her activist role there.Gloria Richardson pushed aside a bayonet as a ’60s civil rights activist. Now 98, she wants the new generation to fight on. | Keith L. Alexander | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
So much so, she decided to take a step back and focus on motherhood.Kyla Pratt’s Real Life Is As Romantic As The Lifetime Movie She Stars In | cmurray | December 4, 2020 | Essence.com
And motherhood is indeed one of the biggest siphons that draws women away from tech.Don’t Be Fooled by Apple and Facebook, Egg Freezing Is Not a Benefit | Samantha Allen | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The incompatibility between motherhood and tech, it seems, runs far deeper than the timing of pregnancy alone.Don’t Be Fooled by Apple and Facebook, Egg Freezing Is Not a Benefit | Samantha Allen | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is about unfortunate biological mechanisms gone awry, compounded by the real stress of motherhood.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide | Jean Kim | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We need to a better job of explaining that women use birth control for much more than delaying or avoiding motherhood.
President Obama is absolutely correct that ensuring work is compatible with motherhood is essential.
And as I gazed at the holy face, another light seemed to change it by degrees from saddened motherhood to triumphant woman!The Fifth String | John Philip Sousa
She gave her husband three children, though she never loved him, devoting herself to the duties of motherhood.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
I have been cheated out of the joys of motherhood, that is the truth—the spring was poisoned for me at the very beginning.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
All women display an innocent artfulness, the first time they find themselves facing motherhood.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete | Honore de Balzac
Perhaps no greater charm prevails in this world of wage-earners than the attitude toward motherhood.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
British Dictionary definitions for motherhood
the state of being a mother
the qualities characteristic of a mother
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