Definition of mothering in English:

mothering

Pronunciation /ˈməT͟HəriNG/ /ˈməðərɪŋ/

noun

  • 1The activity of bringing up a child as a mother.

    • ‘he claimed his ex-wife was guilty of bad mothering’
    1. 1.1Kind and protective care.
      • ‘all you need is a little mothering’

adjective

  • 1Relating to or characteristic of a mother, especially in being caring, protective, and kind.

    • ‘your maternal, natural mothering instincts will kick in’
    1. 1.1Relating to the activity of bringing up a child as a mother.
      • ‘sometimes I doubt my mothering abilities’