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Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch)
Here’s the story, of a lovely lady… You know the rest. No matter who broke a nose or lost a Kitty Karry-All doll, Mrs. Brady managed her blended family with gentleness and poise.
Clair Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
This mother of five balanced family life, a successful law career, and a rambunctious husband (Bill Cosby) while simultaneously breaking racial stereotypes of the time.
Roseanne Conner (Roseanne)
This outspoken matriarch led her Midwestern family while working outside the home, something never before seen on television. She portrayed the life of an American blue-collar mother and tackled provocative subjects through humor.
Juno MacGuff (Juno)
Who could forget Juno’s heartwarming story? Although she chose adoption for her baby, she survived teenage pregnancy and learned invaluable lessons about love, compassion, and the true meaning of motherhood.
Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
This spunky single mother gave birth to her daughter, Rory, at age 16, much to the chagrin of her wealthy parents. She ran away from home and settled in the quirky, small town of Stars Hollow, where she and Rory experienced no shortage of interesting characters, hilarious situations, or priceless life lessons.