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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