1stMother.com is dedicated
to what is commonly known as the female parent of an offspring,
the mother. Mothers which can be considered maternal whereas a
father would be considered paternal.
For centuries the role of the father is the income producer and
the mother is in charge of child raising for the family. Within
the past several decades that role is being altered and it is
often seen in today’s western cultural standards the father is
staying home to raise the children and the mother is the bread
The term mother can also be applied to persons who were not the
biological parent but they fulfill the social role. Many
possibilities exist in defining a mother, such as a step mother
or an adoptive mother and then we can include the advancement in
reproductive technologies thus giving motherhood split between
the genetic mother who provides the ovum and the gestation
mother who carries the pregnancy. Then in many cultures and
economic status roles, a social mother may actually raise the
Worldwide, the role of mother is very difficult to define
because of the complexity and the differences found in various
cultures, religious roles, social atmospheres and a wide variety
of other items alter a universal single definition of a mother.
Often throughout time the biological mother may not be available
or even alive and another mother figure enters the development
stages of children.
Female children raised without a father figure seem to have more
severe disputes / arguments with their mother.
Mothers, as well as fathers, can be categorized by biological,
legal relationship, and social standards with their child.
Mothers may be referred to by many terms such as, ma, mama, mom,
mommy, and many other slang terms.