on the mother’s side
clues: Related on the mother's side; Related to Mom;
Maternally related; Maternal kin; Mother's brother,
2 times a year
T: Treat Your Mother Right
I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with
the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her
up and brush her off and say, 'Sorry Mom, but nobody beats me.'"
– Leo Durocher
mother is the biological or social female parent of a child or
offspring, while the male parent is the father. The maternal bond
describes the feelings the mother has for her (or another's)
of mother and child; detail of sculpture at Soldier Field,
Chicago, Illinois, USA.
typically have a very important role in raising children, and the
title mother can be given to a woman other than a biological
parent who fills this role. This is most commonly either an
adoptive parent or a stepmother (the wife of a child's father).
The term can also refer to a person with stereotypical traits of
are celebrated yearly, on Mother's Day, in many countries around
the world. In many branches of Christianity, the Virgin Mary is
also celebrated as the "Mother of God".
(British English), "Mom"/"mommy" (American
English), "maman" in French, "mama" and "ma"
(from italian Mamma) are some familiar or colloquial words for a
mother. In many south Asian cultures, the mother is known as
"Amma" or "Oma" or "Ammi" (with
variations of "Ammi-ji" or "Ammi-jan"). Many
times these terms denote affection or a maternal role in a
child's life. In some societies, single motherhood, the state of
an unmarried mother, has been treated as a serious social issue.
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