Being a mom is equally challenging and rewarding. While you don’t have to give birth for those maternal instincts to kick in, not every woman is instantly a great mother. There will be bumps along the way as they love and nurture their children while guiding them toward achieving their potential. Is there anything more satisfying than watching it unravel on screen? Maybe not.
Women are held to the most unrealistic standards, and we forget that like their kids, moms are human, imperfect, and will make mistakes. While there isn’t a handbook or a single definition of motherhood, these are some of television’s most shining examples of motherhood to inspire and admire.
Penelope Alvarez, One Day at a Time
Tami Taylor, Friday Night Lights
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Rainbow Johnson, black-ish
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Stef and Lena Adams-Foster, The Fosters
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Jane Villanueva, Jane the Virgin
Joyce Byers, Stranger Things
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Beth Pearson, This is Us
Blanca Evangelista, Pose
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Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
Jessica Huang, Fresh Off the Boat
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Carol Brady, The Brady Bunch
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