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 for Mothering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mother \Moth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mothered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Mothering.]
     To adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a
     mother to.
     [1913 Webster]
           The queen, to have put lady Elizabeth besides the
           crown, would have mothered another body's child.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mothering \Moth"er*ing\, n.
     A rural custom in England, of visiting one's parents on
     Midlent Sunday, -- supposed to have been originally visiting
     the mother church to make offerings at the high altar.
     [1913 Webster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "mothering":
     TLC, bread, care, daily bread, economic support, endowment, keep,
     livelihood, living, maintenance, manna, meat, nourishment, nurture,
     price support, provision, subsidization, subsidy, subsistence,
     subvention, support, sustainment, sustenance, sustentation,
     tender loving care, upkeep

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