This is a question that may not seem important but it is very important to humanity and even to salvation. There are two extremely important pieces to a healthy family. Those two pieces are the father and the mother. When either one of these pieces go bad, unfortunately the family goes bad; no matter how hard one piece makes up for the other. These two are the foundation of the creation of God, and are so vital they are spoken of in the actual covenant God made with man. So for the bible enthusiasts that believe this is a boring topic, take this just as serious.
What does the Bible say about mothers? There is a lot say for many different situations. A child left to him or herself will bring his mother to shame (Proverbs 29 v15). Therefore all you mothers (and fathers) participate in your children’s lives as much as possible. Children are a heritage from God and to be able to have them is a woman’s reward (Psalm 127 v3). It is not a game; it is not just a “pretty little baby.” This is a serious job you decide to take when you sign up to be some child’s mother. For children’s sake it is a commandment to honor and respect your parents. There are huge rewards for adhering to this and large consequences for not.
When the woman was brought out of man, she was titled as being a help meet suitable for him. She is to help him. In Ecclesiastes, the biggest duty of man is to fear God and to keep His commandments (Ecclesiastes 12 v12-13). The woman’s top job is to help this man attain salvation. It starts with the family. The Lord commanded Moses to tell the children of Israel to diligently teach their children about the Lord God of Israel and the keeping of His covenant (Deuteronomy 6 v6-7). Teaching your children about Jesus Christ is an ongoing duty. In the house, on the way to school, before you sleep, every chance you get you needs to teach the children.
Women are the first teachers of the child. In the days of Solomon, he took many wives and had children by many of them. The women were from different countries with different gods and they were not completely converted to the God of Israel. Rehoboam who took over the throne was close to his mother, Naamah, who was an Ammonite. Who do you think she taught her children about, the God of Israel or the god of the Ammonites? This is why the God of Israel warned men not to take wives from all countries because women have a funny little way of turning you from things, including your God. But mothers, if they are the first teachers of the child, it is vital you constantly teach your children.
The Bible tells us not to withhold discipline from a child, at the end you are saving them (Proverbs 23 v13-14). Children are full of folly and rebellion, but strict and corrective parenting will drive it out of them (Proverbs 22 v15). This is part of motherhood, to train up a child in the way they should go, so when they are older they do not depart from what was instilled in their early years. Ultimately we are to honor our mothers and fathers, and mothers are for nurturing the child beyond the infant days, all the way to their adult stage so they are fit for society and for the Kingdom of God.
God bless you in the name of our God Jesus. Amen