The best moms are the ones that aren’t trying to be perfect, but just trying to be real. And, let’s be honest, the struggle of motherhood is very real. These fictional moms are more like the ones we see all around us, trying to do it all, but understanding that sometimes you just can’t. There will be mistakes along the way, and that doesn’t make them bad moms. It just makes them human.
To mark this Mother’s Day, here are some of the many screen moms (both TV and Movies) that we’ve seen and grown to love since our childhood.
Marge Simpson – The Simpsons
Any woman who can deal with her uber-dufus husband’s shenanigans; handle a mischief-maker son Bart, super-achiever daughter and toddler Maggie for 23 years; can be no less than a legend.
Liane Cartman – South Park
Having Eric Cartman as a son. Period! No one in this whole wide world can patiently deal with all the demeaning acts of Eric Cartman and still buy him some Cheesy Poofs (and not check self into a rehab).
Evelyn Harper – Two & A Half Men
Even if she is ignorant of her sons and grandson at times, Evelyn Harper is, for the most part, a self-obsessed successful single mother. She can take Charlie’s infidelity and Alan’s troubled life as lightly as a shot of a Single Malt!
Gloria Pritchett – The Modern Family
Gloria is too hot to be called a mom. Just saying! But this feisty, fun – loving and overprotective Colombian mother is no less than a tigress. She can easily run the household, defend her son and even do grocery wearing six inch heels and a designer bandage dress, effortlessly!
Mary Cooper – The Big Bang Theory
A loving mother who believes in living an uncomplicated life. The hyper-intelligence of her son Sheldon has made her doubt his sanity, but the loving mother that she is, she is fine with raising an ‘abnormal’ kid. Despite her extreme religious views, she is ignorant of other’s faiths and finds anything other than Christianity nothing less than voodoo.
Mrs. Weasley (Molly) – Harry Potter
Growing up Weasley (which sounds like the title of a reality show that should totally exist) isn’t exactly glamorous, but having a mom like Molly definitely makes it much easier. Despite not being well off, she always makes sure Ron, Ginny, Fred, and George, Bill, Charlie, and Percy have everything they need. Mrs. Weasley is a great representation of all those quirky, hard working moms out there who always try their best.
Elastigirl (Helen Parr) – The Incredibles
We can’t think of anything more awesome than having a superhero for a mom. Except for having a superhero mom who’s also a super mom! Elastigirl totally rocks her double life and we can’t wait to see her back in action in The Incredibles 2!
Lois Griffin – The Family Guy
Handling three kids, one really stupid son Chris, one socially outcast daughter Meg and one chaotic toddler Stewie, is quite a task. But Lois somehow manages her family to stick together. Kudos to her!
Wilma Flintstone – The Flintstones
Wilma is the red-headed wife of caveman Fred Flintstone and mother of Pebbles Flintstone. A strong-willed, level-headed person in her marriage, often complaining Fred for pursuing his various ill-fated schemes, Wilma is the perfect caretaker of a beautiful yet mischievous daughter.
Dexter’s Mom – Dexter’s Laboratory
Unaware of what her child Dexter has built under her house, she is one truly inspiring mother resembling every mom in the real world who have two school-going kids who hate each other. We still don’t know what her name is, but we won’t mind calling her Mom!
These moms may or may not remind you of your own, but it’s safe to say that they’re each changing the way we think about mothers. They’re no longer some sacred being. They’re just people, doing the best they can, just like our moms. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers across the world.