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The state of being a mother, which implies giving care to offspring borne of or 'belonging' to the mother

motherhood

Vox populi The state of being a mother, which implies giving care to offspring borne of or “belonging” to the mother. See Bonding, Surrogate motherhood.
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Expressing Motherhood is looking for pieces that when read aloud are no longer then 5 minutes long.
Answering to if she thinks motherhood has changed her, the 33-year-old actress said that after having a baby, she has become a different person overall.
Tazi-Preve (Austrian Institute for Family Studies) criticizes the treatment of motherhood in modern Western society, framing the issue from a feminist political science perspective.
Although Kerber was writing about the political role of women in the absence of the male rights of citizenship, I would argue that the political actions of women under the guise of motherhood can still be defined as a version of Republican Motherhood, but perhaps we need another term--politicized maternity--to describe the political currency of motherhood.
On this occasion, Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, has emphasised that the support extended to motherhood and childhood in the UAE is part of the framework of the empowerment programme established as part of the march towards more growth and welfare for the country.
8221; Since its launch, hundreds of parents have started sending in their personal accounts and Motherhood Diaries now contains a bank of stories including posts from mothers who have beaten the statistics and ended up having very natural births from the 42nd week of their pregnancy.
Working mothers experience the tension between work and motherhood because work and motherhood are arranged as opposing structures.
Although Buddhism does not give motherhood such overwhelming spiritual status and significance, maternal imagery and symbolism are present in the concept of the archetypal female Bodhisattvas, these are seen as supreme mothers.
Kennedy (History, University of Lethbridge) examines what birth and motherhood meant to individual women and communities as a whole in the slaveholding South.
Under a multi-year franchise agreement, Destination Maternity Corporation has partnered with Multi Trend to operate branded retail locations and market merchandise under the Company's Destination MaternityA, Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in the Pod, and Edamame The Maternity SpaA brands in six key markets in the Middle East: the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.
The Motherhood: From Egg to Zinc (and everything in between) tour is an ongoing compilation project of "mama-writers" that strives to celebrate motherhood, womanhood and literature.