TV Moms We Love
Posted byErin Ollila
If you love relaxing in front of your television at the end of a long day, you probably have a favorite female character from the long list of TV moms. It doesn’t matter if you love her because she’s endearing, down-to-earth, frazzled, or over-the-top, you’re either wishing she was a member of your family, wishing you were her, or simply thinking how much you’d enjoy being her friend.
Claire Dunphy from “Modern Family”
Claire Dunphy is a modern-day frazzled mom who’s simply trying to be everything to everyone. She’s relatable because her mind is all over the place, yet she finds humor in her everyday experiences. Claire loves her kids and husband and certainly isn’t perfect, but she gives parenting her darndest.
Claire Huxtable from “The Cosby Show”
Claire Huxtable is a strong feminist who teaches her children, all five of them, to be professionally successful while also being a loving matriarch. She is tough but fair. Even better, she can bust out some stellar dance moves.
Kristina Braverman from “Parenthood”
Kristina Braverman is a mother who will fight for her children’s rights and never back down. She challenges her community to create a charter school to meet her autistic son’s needs that weren’t being addressed in a mainstream school. She is loving, always encourages her husband, and supports the other members of the large Braverman family.
Roseanne from “Roseanne”
You love the endearing, sweet TV moms, but did you ever feel as if they weren’t a representation of the tough, no-nonsense mother you had at home? Roseanne is a blue-collar worker who reminds viewers of their very own life, except maybe the show may have been a bit funnier than reality. She is the boss of her household, and Rosanne doesn’t let her children (or husband) forget it!
Miranda from “Sex and the City”
Miranda is a great modern-day representation of TV moms who juggle a demanding career with her family. She navigates the rocky roads of coparenting, and while she may secretly be freaking out about it all on the inside, she does her best to hold it together to raise her child.
Carol Brady from “The Brady Bunch”
Being a mother to one child has its challenges, but never mind six. The Brady Bunch was also one of America’s first blended families on television, and Carol Brady navigated the sea of life issues from combining two established families. Bonus points for learning how to be a “boy mom” after raising three girls for so long before marrying Mr. Brady.
Lorelei Gilmore from “Gilmore Girls”
The ultimate cool mom, Lorelei Gilmore is more than a parent to her daughter Rory; she’s her friend, too. Lorelei is hardworking, funny and extremely supportive. Gilmore Girls has a huge fan following of loyal viewers who wish they had such a close and quirky relationship.
Estelle Costanza from “Seinfeld”
Moms are sometimes known for being overbearing, and this sitcom mother is the comical epitome of a meddling mommy. Estelle Costanza is full of advice for a son — and, well, everyone else — who doesn’t seem to be listening to her.
- Posted by Erin Ollila
- On April 14, 2017