mothering

[ muhth-er-ing ]
/ ˈmʌð ər ɪŋ /

noun

the nurturing of an infant or small child by its mother.
(in rural England) the custom of visiting one's parents on Laetare Sunday with a present.

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Origin of mothering

First recorded in 1640–50; mother1 + -ing1
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