“I cannot do this alone, I need my mommy and I don’t care who knows it.”-Rory Gilmore
There are so many Supermoms out there! We don’t understand how you do it. You must have superpowers.
You grow children inside of you for nine long months. Pick up calls in the middle of the night because your 21-year-old doesn’t know how to boil an egg.
Calm down your tantrum-throwing two-year-old on an hourly basis. Calm down your teenager because that soccer game feels as though it’s the beginning and the end of the world at the same time.
Being a stay at home mom. Or working and raising an amazing family at the same time. Being a mom in general.
You are more super than anyone!
So even though Mother’s Day is every day, we’re so glad that Mother’s Day officially exists so that true appreciation is shown!
In honor of Mother’s Day, we are bringing attention to the Supermom’s on TV that we strive to be like! Yes, these references are Hollywood and unrealistic. But throughout the ridiculousness and hilarity of these shows and plights, true and real messages are there, and women that kick butt in the face of adversity!
THE ULTIMATE WORKING MOM
Not only is Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) hilarious, sassy and fabulous in The Mindy Project, but she puts her best foot forward. She breaks up with her seemingly match-made-in-heaven beau Danny, because he doesn’t want her to live her dreams.
In the show, Lahiri is a true romantic. Danny and Mindy end up happy and engaged, and everything appears picture-perfect. It seems her dream of finding the love of her life has come true!
Though when they get pregnant, his chauvinism shows its ugly head. He wants her to put her successful career as a doctor on hold to be a stay at home mom. While he continues his career being a doctor, without considering taking that role on himself. In the episode where she decides to leave him, she ends up on the floor by herself, bawling her eyes out. It is so heart-wrenching but powerful.
While this situation is different for every person and every couple, we commend her for not living life by anyone else’s rules. Being able to have her dream career while also being a great mom!
Yes, she had “Oops!” moments. Everyone does! Bustle writes an excellent article on just how The Mindy Project tackles “mommy-shaming” and the fact that every person has their own judgments on what a “perfect mom” is.
Spoiler alert: It doesn’t exist!
Another spoiler alert (for real this time): Danny admits, in the end, he was wrong and drops this amazing line that every person would love for their significant other to admit.
“You’ve helped so many people, and it hasn’t affected you as a mom. I didn’t see it back then, but I was wrong.”
PULL ON THOSE HEARTSTRINGS
How could we not mention This Is Us’, Rebecca Pearson? Does Mandy Moore only go for the roles she knows will make the viewers cry? We are still getting over A Walk to Remember. And we can’t go through an episode of This Is Us without tears flowing.
Are we the only ones?
As this show is still very much still going, we won’t give anything away that isn’t a major known premise of the show. But you would have to be living under a rock to not have heard what issues and themes the show tackles. Addiction, loss, racism, adoption, homosexuality, anxiety, obesity, relationships, and so much more.
In a nutshell, Rebecca Pearson and Jack Pearson end up pregnant with triplets, even though Rebecca made it obvious she was not yet ready for kids. Surprise!
One baby is a still-born. Being prepared for three newborn babies, and that the same day she gave birth, someone drops a baby off at the fire station, they adopt that baby.
The abandoned baby is African-American. They are a Caucasian family. This timeline of the show takes place in the 1960’s. I will let you fill in the blanks a bit here.
Rebecca Pearson makes decisions that not everyone agrees with. She chooses to not let her son meet his biological father. She marries her late husband’s best friend.
But, she tackles issues and handles situations that no one could imagine.
“It’s my job to keep standing there with my arms wide open, waiting for you to maybe someday fall inside if you needed it. And if you do, I’ll love you. And if you don’t, I’ll love you, too — because that’s what it means to be a parent. You’ll see one day.”-Rebecca Pearson
“MOM” ISN’T ONLY BIOLOGICAL
Anyone else a gigantic Full House fan? Though we haven’t tried to get on board with Fuller House yet, we must bring up how fantastic Aunt Becky (Lori Loughlin) is. While it most likely helps to share scenes with John Stamos for the whole series. She is a great mom to that whole household even before she gives birth to her own kids.
The eldest daughter D.J. shares a situation with her Aunt Becky because she isn’t sure what to do. Her boyfriend wants to go to a prom after-party at a hotel, but that makes her uncomfortable. In true aunt fashion, she gives the best advice.
“What did your dad say after he stopped screaming?”
Ok, that wasn’t the advice, but her sense of humor is also hilarious.
“You should never do anything you aren’t uncomfortable with.”
Not only to Michelle, Stephanie and D.J.
Plus, she has a killer career as an anchorwoman alongside Danny Tanner (in a 90’s sitcom!). While Uncle Jesse (no hate, we love him to bits), still rides the waves of his earlier rock star life. Though he still pulls off the hair and leather combination and impersonating Elvis.
Aunt Becky proves you need not be a biological mom to be the best mom you can be.
ALL THE SINGLE LADIES
Lorelai Gilmore makes questionable decisions throughout the Gilmore Girls series, no doubt about it.
Want a few examples?
Dates her daughter’s teacher. Then breaks his heart. Runs away from home as a teenager not long after giving birth with no money. Marries the father of her daughter on a whim. Doesn’t last long, though they got a romantic trip to Paris out of it!
Many more could be on this list. But Lorelai Gilmore is a single mom who raises her daughter on her own terms.
Not only is she fiercely independent, says what is on her mind and embraces individuality, she shows how anyone can do anything they put their mind towards it.
Including providing the best life for their daughter. Even if that includes putting your pride aside and asking your stuffy, opinionated, closed-minded, socialite parents for help to give your daughter the best opportunities.
Emily (Lorelai’s mother): “You’re going to lose her. You’re going to lose her just like I lost you.”
Lorelai: “I am not going to lose her; do you hear me?! Even if I hadn’t gotten pregnant, you still would have lost me. I had nothing in that house. I had no life, no air. You strangled me. I do not strangle Rory.”
Emily: “Oh you’re so perfect and I was so horrible. I put you in good schools. I gave you the best of everything, made sure you had the finest opportunities. And I am so tired of hearing about how you were suffocated, and I was so controlling. Well, if I was so controlling, why couldn’t I control you running around getting pregnant and throwing your life away?”
Clearly, there is a lot of family drama here. But Lorelai makes the decision on her own to run away from them and starting a new life with a newborn daughter because they want to force their life and beliefs onto her.
Need more examples? Lorelai goes back to college as an adult and starts her own business. She chooses to not settle on being with a man she knows isn’t right for her. Proves that having morals and being a good person matter. We could go on and on.
Want to get hit right in the feels? Have a look at more incredible quotes from the show.
Spoiler alert: The grandparents grow on us and aren’t always the worst.
Did we miss any wonderful TV moms that should be on this list? Let us know!
WHAT IN THE WORLD COULD EVER THANK THEM ENOUGH FOR BEING THE BEST MOM EVER?!
Probably nothing. But, a good place to start is giving the gift of a great sleep.
“I feel everything more deeply. Every action I take. I think of her first. That’s a big change for me. That – and no sleep!”-Jenna Dewan
“I’m a walking zombie and I think I’m going to be like that for a little while.”-Tiffani Theissen
See what we mean?
And Happy Mother’s Day to all of you irreplaceable, beautiful moms out there!