Moms I love after my own
Like most kids, I did not appreciate my mom as much as I should when I was growing up. Instead, I watched lots of t.v. and fantasized about being a member of someone else’s family. Here are some of the t.v. moms I wish I had.
10) Marion Cunningham – Any mom who would let Arthur Fonzarelli live over the garage of her home because she was concerned about him despite his leather jacket and bad reputation, is a great open-minded mom example. Mrs. C was the cool mom on the block.
9) Norma Arnold – As the matriarch of the Arnold home in the late 1960s, Norma not only maintained a calm, well balanced home, but a positive frame of mind despite all of the challenges confronting her family.
8) Shirley Partridge – I could barely play the clarinet when I was in middle school, but I loved the fact that this mom was not only musically inclined, but she traveled and performed with her kids.
7) Lorelai Gilmore – Lorelai is the pinnacle of single moms and as a woman who is married to the child of a single mom, I can appreciate all of the struggles she went through to create a compassionate, well-rounded child.
6) Marge Simpson – Despite the fact that her husband is a self-centered, donut eating disaster and her son lives in after school detention, Marge does her best to keep her family always focused on doing the right thing no matter how difficult a task that is for them. She has been the voice of reason and soul behind the Simpsons family for 20+ years.
5) Peg Bundy – She may not be voted “mom of the year” by anyone in recent history; however, I always loved how “untraditional” Peg was and the fact that she was always into her husband no matter how gross he seemed.
4) Carol Brady – My parents divorced when I was two and they both ended up remarried with other children, and despite the fact that I love my siblings, I always wished we were something more like the Brady Bunch and my mom was more even tempered like Carol.
3) Elyse Keaton – I have to confess that I always had a crush on Alex P. Keaton; however, his mom was someone I loved watching as well. Not only was she a successful architect on her own, but she embraced her hippy lifestyle with her hubby to teach her kids that there was more to life than money.
2) Angela Bower – The show is modeled around Tony, who was responsible for caring for things around the house; however, Tony could not have gotten through a day or provided a roof over his daughter, Samantha’s head, without the hard work of Angela. She is one of the most highly underrated tv mom’s in my mind.
1) Clair Huxtable – They had five kids in the house, we had five kids in the house, why wasn’t ours as funny? Seriously, we had four girls and a boy in our house, and I always wanted to be a Huxtable instead. I loved how successful Clair was but mostly how contagious her laugh was as they worked through the various family challenges.