In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros


Being a Good Mom

The Key Root for this column: Latin mater, matris, "mother."

Minor Roots: None

Words and Phrases List

Alma mater, maternal, maternity, matriculate, matriculation, matrix, matron

Mother, Motherhood, Mother Nature, Mother Earth, Mother Tongue, Motherland, Mother of all Battles, Saddam Hussein

Thoughts for Today

  1. What makes for a good mother? A bad one?
  2. What are her most important duties?
  3. Why do you think there is no maternal counterpart to your father being patronizing and overfly paternalistic?
  4. DDo mother's today face more or fewer challenges than did mother's twenty years ago?
  5. How do you show your appreciation for your mother?