n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
What she did have, after raising two children, was the equivalent of a PhD in mothering and my undying respect.
Don't stand unmoving outside the door of a crying baby whose only desire is to touch you. Go to your baby. Go to your baby a million times. Demonstrate that people can be trusted, that the environment can be trusted, that we live in a benign universe.
She caught herself working so hard at mothering that she forgot to enjoy her children. -from ~Homecoming Season~
Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.
A wise mother knows: It is her state of consciousness that matters. Her gentleness and clarity command respect. Her love creates security.