The word “mother” may be spelled/pronounced differently depending on where you are in the world, but the meaning is universal.
Please take a look at this post from #RWISA author Peggy Hattendorf.
I’m happy to welcome RWISA Author, Peggy Hattendorf to my blogsite today.
by Peggy Hattendorf
“Mother is the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” Kahlil Gibran
We define, mother or mom, as the female parent, whose responsibilities center around the physical and emotional care of a child, who may or may not be her own biological offspring. In certain circumstances, childcare commitments may be handled by the grandmother, stepmother, foster mother, godmother, or mother-in-law. All categories of “mothers” who have a hand in nurturing, teaching, and fostering the development of a child, deserve respect and admiration.
The American terms, mother, or mom, adopted from the British English names, mummy or mum, sound remarkably similar or are spelled the same, in many languages around the world.
Whether we say,
- Mother or Mom – American English
- Mummy or Mum – British English
- Mother or Mom – Canadian English or Maman…
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Hi, Rhani! Thanks so much for sharing Peggy’s wonderful post about mothers! I really enjoyed the personal quotes from her own family.
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Thanks, Rhani and Jan.
Yvette, thank you for the kind words and for your participation in the blog tour today.
Rhani, I sincerely appreciate you hosting me today. Thanks
Peggy does such a wonderful job expressing the value and importance of mothers! 🙂