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Amma is a term used to refer to a mother of children. Amma means mother in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Sinhalese, Bengali, Malayalam, Korean, and some Sino-Tibetan languages . Amma means grandmother in the Icelandic language . It is also used to address elderly women as a sign of respect. Amma also stands for an abbes or spiritual mother .

In Indian tradition more specifically in south India Amma stands for a mother and motherhood is considered one of the auspicious and holier of all stages in Indian society .

What is Motherhood?

Motherhood is a wonderful time experienced by a woman beginning with pregnancy. Motherhoodcontinues throughout the child's life and never really stops.

A mother is a woman who has raised a child, given birth to a child, and/or supplied the ovum that united with a sperm which grew into a child.Because of the complexity and differences of a mother's social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it is challenging to specify a universally acceptable definition for the term.

Duties of Motherhood

The jobs that motherhood entails vary by family and cultures. However, most agree that mothers have some of the most basic jobs of humanity. They are to provide nourishment and safety for their children. A mother's work is not complete until her child is fed,

loved, comfortable and as safe as is humanly possible. For many mothers this simply means living a warm nurturing life in an environment that has always been ideal and safe. For others it may mean making seemingly impossible decisions to be sure a child is safe and well cared for.

Beyond the basics of food, shelter and care, mothers also take on pivotal roles in a family. The mother is often the ballast of the family ship and offers support and a safety net to not only the baby, but to all family members. Mothers also tend to be the one who sets limits and makes decisions on behalf of her children. She may, of course, consult with the children's father or other family members, but ultimately, mothers know their children best and can determine what is best for them.