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Synonyms for motherhood

the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother

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Her motherhood was still so new that reason was yet subservient to instinct.
The blow of years ago, when you did not return from the atmosphere plant, was lessened to some extent by the duties of motherhood, for your son broke his white shell that very night.
It was brought to her, and she unfolded it with trembling, exultant hands, and when she had made sure that it was still of virgin fairness her old arms went round it adoringly, and upon her face there was the ineffable mysterious glow of motherhood.
But a flood of tears welled into her eyes and voice, and with her fat arms outstretched, ungainly, ludicrous, holy with motherhood, she tottered over to the quiet girl and folded her to her breast.
Meg drew her low chair beside her mother's, and with a little interruption in either lap, the two women rocked and talked lovingly together, feeling that the tie of motherhood made them more one than ever.
To see a woman made for him and for motherhood to his children juggled away in this tragic travesty--it was a thing to rub one's eyes over, a nightmare, an illusion, a hoax.
Pepper, and the rest-- be symbols,--featureless but dignified, symbols of age, of youth, of motherhood, of learning, and beautiful often as people upon the stage are beautiful.
Synopsis: "I'm the One Pushing: A Practical and Renegade Guide to Choosing Your Own Motherhood Adventure" by Ivette Garcia Davila was written for every woman who discovers herself pregnant and asks herself the inevitable question of what happen now?
The author investigates motherhood from a perspective that emphasizes social structure as a variable for understanding it, examining the key social, political, and economic issues affecting mothers in contemporary Western societies, including social inequities and structures that impose motherhood on women and also force mothering and child care into the background of womenAaAaAeAaAaAeAeAas and menAaAaAeAaAaAeAeAas lives.
My mother was only trying to be sympathetic to my life as a working mother, but the self-satisfied way she proclaimed the sacrificial nature of motherhood grated.
By referencing religious iconography, and particularly Virgin Mary symbolism, BeyoncAaAaAeA@ simultaneously reinforces and subverts domina cultural narratives of motherhood.
Orna Donath's Regretting Motherhood is a revealing study of women who dare to speak the "unspeakable" -- that their experiences of motherhood are less than charmed.
The founder of Demeter Press and a leading writer in motherhood studies, O'Reilly is indeed the mother of the field.
Welcome to the wonderful, crazy world of motherhood.
Surrogate motherhood in South Africa (SA) is regulated by the Children's Act, [1] the National Health Act [2] and its regulations, [3] and court cases.