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Mother's Day Words: What Mothers Do

April 25, 2012
At a loss for an original message to put on your mother's day card? Consult this list of verbs to remember all your mother has done for you.

Then check out this video Thank You Card for Mom.
treasure
"As I pay my respects to them, I think of how young they were, how young I am, how much my mother treasures me, how much their mothers grieve for them. "
nourish
The power of mother's milk. It is unrivaled in its capacity to nourish and protect a newborn.
assist
I prioritise my school work, which I can do because my mother assists me with my businesses at home.
console
"As a mother consoles a child, so I will console you."
--Isaiah, 66:13
protect
A mother protects her sons from Tyhpoon Haiyan
diagnose
"Dr. Stephen Schueler, created a free Web site to help mothers diagnose a child's condition. It can even be used in schools by those who must make health care decisions."
encourage
Stressing that the 26-year-old still has “plenty of time to figure everything out,” Tina Dalton, mother of Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton, reportedly encouraged her son Monday to keep his career options open for the next few years.
edify
The wise mother edifies her house.
—Proverbs 14:1
mortify
My Mom Mortifies Me!
cherish
"I hope every baseball mom cherishes the fact that their child can play, whether they are a superstar or not
champion
Lobbyist, mother champions the needs of autistic children
motivate
My mother motivates me. I saw how hard she worked to make life good for me and my two sisters, and still at the age of 52 is working hard.
amaze
"Some people are heroes because they inspire, are loving, giving or compassionate, because they solve problems, or are brave....My mother amazes me in just about every way...I am astounded by the sacrifices she makes and the gifts she gives to make others (especially my family) happy."
engender
From his own essence, Cronus engendered Earth and Heaven, whom mythologers may call Jupiter and Juno, and they in turn give life to Ocean.
beget
“Devils beget fire, death, smoke,” Claes replied, “but children—no.
bring forth
Say: Go through the earth, and see how He hath brought forth created beings.
sustain
April showers are in the cards, but we can at least find plenty of good crime fiction to sustain us while indoors.
foster
Moderate rainfall breeds settled agriculture, they reckon, fostering urbanisation, trade and state-building.
raise
Sure enough, they observed faster growth rates for oaks raised in hotter conditions, similar to those seen in the field, Ms. Searle said.
rear
Mr. Richie, born and reared in Tuskegee, Ala., has said that making this album felt like coming home.
parent
She blogs about education and parenting at Coming of Age in the Middle.
enjoy
Please come out and enjoy a wonderful home cooked meal.
manage
The folding doors and windows in the partition enable one teacher to manage both rooms.
care for
While walking through these grounds in company with a couple of missionaries, I thought how much better these animals were cared for than some men.
deal
In the past few months, Mr. Cook has taken steps to deal with Apple's girth.
handle
“I feel like Henry has handled everything really well.
hold dear
Speaking in different languages, dressing oddly, believing in strange gods, motivated by shadowy purposes and desires, they threaten everything we hold dear.
wish
Wish him better luck next time,” he guffawed.
worry
In fact, many little things that once would not have worried her now jarred upon tired nerves.
vex
Memory kept vexing me sorely; and I, who seldom cried, swallowed tears behind my veil and went along in silence.
concern
Women, Heilman said, are seen as communal, caring, emotional and concerned about others; men as intellectual, rational, logical.
occupy
This occupied the space of about two minutes—perhaps, not so much.
cleanse
A substance used in cleansing; a detergent; as, soap is an abstergent.
make clean
Old boots or shoes I’ll take for brooms, Come buy to make clean all your rooms!”
campaign
contend
But eight men, however bold and stout-hearted, could not long contend with an enemy at least four times their number.
struggle
And any parent who has struggled to get his child’s class snack just right will enjoy Skip Card’s Elementary Dad essay on Inside Schools.
defend
Commissioner Patty Mahaney, who ardently defended Lee in the meeting, suggested that letting an independent investigation proceed would be best, rather than accepting Lee’s resignation.
press
The United States government has also not pressed China to vigorously and quickly enforce its own laws to help American shareholders.
push
“I’m not in favor of pushing a young man too far.”
talk
“We’ve had quite enough to-night, talking over old times.”
babble
She babbled, as babies are supposed to do.
adopt
Watson said that would be three weeks away from his wife and newly adopted son.
advocate
On the contrary, I have advocated gentleness, peace, persuasion, exhortation, kindness, equity, on all occasions.
sing
"Now, all together," said Mr. Ridgway; and he began to sing.
remind
"Men marry women who remind them of their mothers."
--anonymous
play
But busy mothers don't have to drop all other priorities to play with their children all day. Van Sluijs says just small changes – walking to the park instead of driving or playing a good game of tag instead of a board game – can make a difference.
-- When Mothers Get Moving, Children Are More Active, Too
read
And that is if you develop a keen emotional intelligence, i.e. the ability to read people.
cook
She said none of them knew how to cook, and none of their parents knew how to cook.
bandage
Wounds were packed with iodide or salt, the body tightly bandaged and the victim shipped for many miles to wartime hospitals.

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Thursday June 7th 2012, 3:45 AM
Comment by: Maya G.
Best list
Monday May 13th 2013, 4:27 AM
Comment by: Jurgens Pieterse (South Africa)
Very good idea to build a list for mother's day. I was thinking of these words as well while reading through the list nurture, encourage, nourish, incubate, suckle, coy, feed, satiate, discipline, victual
Thursday May 7th 2015, 6:06 AM
Comment by: hassan K. (Pakistan)
very informative list
Friday June 26th 2015, 3:13 PM
Comment by: thisisme (MA)
great list!
Wednesday March 30th 2016, 5:43 AM
Comment by: Joanna K. (United Kingdom)
great list. very effective words

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