Favorite TV Moms of All Time

atkins-bookshelf-cultureTV moms always seem to know best. Whether appearing in a sitcom, a drama, or animated show, they are always ready to dispense the best advice or quip that makes even the worst situation tolerable. As grateful children across the nation honor their mothers who represent the pinnacle of selfless, unconditional love, we turn our thoughts to the favorite mothers who have graced the small screen over the years and in the process, unwittingly mentored young mothers over several generations. The folks at Ranker.com have provided this list of favorite TV moms of all time, as rated by visitors to their website:

Carol Brady, The Brady Bunch
Samantha Stephens., Bewitched
Marion Cunningham, Happy Days
Morticia Addams, The Addams Family
June Cleaver, Leave it to Beaver
Claire Huxtable, The Cosby Show
Wilma Flintstone, The Flintstones
Marge Simpson, The Simpsons
Caroline Ingalls, Little House on the Prarie
Jill Taylor, Home Improvement
Kitty Forman, That ’70s Show
Olivia Walton, The Waltons
Shirley Partridge, The Partridge Family
Debra Barone, Everybody Loves Raymond
Laura Petrie, The Dick Van Dyke Show
Edith Bunker, All in the Family
Peggy Bundy, Married With Children
Sophia Petrillo, Golden Girls
Elyse Keaton, Family Ties

The editors of the venerable CBS News have put together a slightly more nostalgic list of the most famous TV moms:
June Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver
Ann Romano, One Day at a Time
Elyse Keaton, Family Ties
Gloria Henry, Dennis the Menace
Jane Wyatt, Father Knows Best
Marion Cunningham, Happy Days
Donna Stone, The Donna Reed Show
Claire Huxtable, The Cosby Show
Shirley Partridge, The Partridge Family
Julia Baker, Julia
Marge Simpson, The Simpsons
Peg Bundy, Married With Children
Nora Walker, Brothers & Sisters
Carol Brady, The Brady Bunch
Florida Evans, Good Times

Read related posts: What is the Toughest Job in the World?
Best Quotes About Mothers
Origins of Mother’s Day
The Wisdom of a Grandmother
The Wisdom of Parents
The Wisdom of Lady Grantham

For further reading: www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/favorite-tv-moms-of-all-time-v3
http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/famous-tv-moms/

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