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  • noun The knowledge and skills associated with motherhood

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Examples

  • And she took a correspondence course in mothercraft from a school in Chicago which teaches that business by mail.

    Understood Betsy

  • Long long low slow takeoff, or perhaps multiple aircraft, although that didn't sound like the "mothercraft and zippy little fighters" scenario I've mentioned before.

    Roll of thunder, hear my cry

  • Standing before the main battle tridee on the bridge of the damaged but still very battle-worthy Tamerlane, he watched in silent satisfaction as the surviving stingships returned to their mothercraft and the main body of the armada advanced to within orbital bombardment range of both worlds.

    Dirge

  • Standing before the main battle tridee on the bridge of the damaged but still very battle-worthy Tamerlane, he watched in silent satisfaction as the surviving stingships returned to their mothercraft and the main body of the armada advanced to within orbital bombardment range of both worlds.

    Dirge

  • When we have this, teaching for mothercraft will be more nearly realized.

    The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.) A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies

  • A friend of ours who presides over a court of domestic relations in a large city, recently told us that he believed much trouble was caused in families -- many divorces, occasioned, and many desertions provoked -- because improperly fed babies were cross and irritable and so completely occupied the time of the mother, who, herself, knew nothing about mothercraft or the art of infant feeding.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • In every school of the higher branches of education that train young women in their late teens there should be a chair of mothercraft, providing practical lectures on baby hygiene, dress, bathing, and the general care of infants, and giving instruction in the rudiments of simple bottle-feeding, together with the caloric values of milk, gruels, and other ingredients which enter into the preparation of a baby's food.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • The public schools are gradually beginning to teach mothercraft, under various guises, in many cities and the School of Practical Arts, Columbia Univ., gives a course in the "Physical Care of the Infant."

    Applied Eugenics

  • This means a period of about 12 + 13 = 25 years during which her primary, though by no means her only, concern will be mothercraft.

    Applied Eugenics

  • It would be a great gain, also if intelligent women had more knowledge of domestic economy and mothercraft, because one of the reasons why the well-educated girl is handicapped in seeking a mate is the belief all too frequently well founded of many young men that she is a luxury which he can not afford.

    Applied Eugenics

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