Ten Epic Moms

Hi Friends!

In the spirit of Mother’s Day I thought I’d take a look at some of the epic moms that have entertained me throughout the years. By entertained I mean, made me laugh, made me cry or scared the ever loving shit out of me.

The following is a list of the 10 best moms (according to me and in no particular order) from both the big and small screens. Enjoy!

1. Amy Poehler as Mrs. George

Mrs. George perfectly represents the mom living vicariously through her daughter. She doesn’t want you to drink, but if you’re gonna, she’d rather you do it under her roof.

2. Piper Laurie as Margaret White

Carrie’s mom has affected me since the day I saw the movie. Honestly, the whole telekinesis thing doesn’t even faze me. It’s the overly religious, psychotic mother. The term “dirty pillows” (referring to Carrie’s boobs) will forever haunt my dreams.

3. Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford

So, Joan Crawford was a horrible mother. The movie, based on her daughters autobiography, details her life growing up as Joan’s adopted daughter. It’s not pretty. Especially when coat hangers are involved.

4. Sally Field as M’Lynn Eatenton

oh, sweet, sweet M’Lynn. Steel Magnolias will forever be my #1 chick flick . My favorite part? The very end when M’Lynn has her breakdown.  And the quote “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” Word.

5. Anna Faris as Christy Plunkett  6. Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett

Bonnie and Christy Plunkett are mother-daughter recovering, sometimes struggling, alcoholics. It’s a heavy topic, but they make it work, really well on CBS’s Mom. Their relationship is hysterical and it’s a modern, relevant topic that a lot of people can relate to. At the end of the day they are both Moms trying to make it through life.

7. Kris Jenner as Herself 

So…Kris Jenner. She speaks for herself.

8. Sarah Wayne Callie’s as Lori Grimes

Any fan of The Walking Dead understands the above statement. I tend to think people were a little too tough on Lori. I mean who knows how we will all act during the zombie apocalypse? And it will come.

9. Julia Roberts as Erin Brokovich

Love this lady. Love how badass she is.  I love how even as a struggling, single mom of three little ones, she finds a way to help hundreds in a multimillion dollar lawsuit. True story.

10. Sally Field as Mrs. Gump

I guess Sally Field has really left her mark as a mother on me. Mrs. Gump kept it real with Forrest and did what she had to do, including (but not limited to) sleeping with the principal to keep Forrest in school. That’s love.

So basically, I’m really grateful that my mom never tried to relive her youth through me, attack me with coat hangers, or is Kris Jenner.  Someone should put that in a hallmark card. At the same time, she’s probably grateful she never had to sleep with a principal in order for me to stay in school. Although, let’s be honest, it probably would have helped my GPA. I kid I kid.

Until next time!

Xo Lauren

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