Who’s your all-time favorite TV mom—and why? We asked Parents editors and Facebook fans to share the fictional small-screen mamas they admire...and even aspire to be like. Now tell us who gets your vote?


“Claire Dunphy from Modern Family. She is silly and crazy, but she loves her kids so much.” — Elizabeth Ann Shaw, Editor-in-Chief, FamilyFun

"Kristina Braverman from Parenthood. Her take on raising an autistic child is beautiful. She fights the battle with cancer while thinking of her family and even thought to record videos for each member when she wasn't sure she would make it. Her strength and humor are inspiring!" — Stephanie Reitenour

“When I was a kid I used to watch a lot of reruns of Little House on the Prairie. And I loved Ma. Laura Ingalls’ mom. “I mean she was so sweet and nurturing and patient, but she also knew how to stand up to Pa when she had to. I don’t know that I'm really like her, but I aspire to be.” — Jenna Helwig, Food Editor, Parents

"Loralei Gilmore. She uses humor to bring levity to difficult situations, tries to help Rory learn from her own mistakes, accepts that there is no such thing as a "perfect mom" or "perfect child", and obviously cares deeply for her kid." — Courtney Leonard

“I would say Gloria from Modern Family. She’s a Latina like I am and she's celebrating her culture every possible way.” — Grace Bastidas, Editor-in-Chief, Parents Latina and Ser Padres

"Beverly Goldberg from The Goldbergs. Shes hilarious and the real Bev interacts with fans on Twitter." — Jennifer Dayton Sherman

"Daniel Tiger's mom. She is calm, firm, uses easy to remember phrases that stick in a child's mind, and it is obvious that Daniel adores her and isn't ashamed of it!" — Keri Worden

“Major throwback: Lucy Ricardo. You know, it's a fantasy but I've never seen somebody whose life was less changed by parenting than Lucy Ricardo. It was only fun.” — Julia Edelstein, Senior Health Editor, Parents

"Susie from Curb your Enthusiasm because she doesn't take anyone's crap. Lol." — Kim Ferralez

“Murphy Brown. When she had her baby as a single mom on TV back in the early 90s, just knocked my socks off.” — Laura Fenton, Lifestyle Director, Parents

"Roseanne!" Amanda Lyn Flanders

"Linda Belcher from Bob's Burgers. She's the best!" — Kristen Hadsell 

"Louise from Malcom in the Middle. lol lol." —Iri Corderi

"Marge Simpson!!!" —Sara Alger