Nora Walker is the matriarch of the family. She's a loving and occasionally overbearing mother to Sarah, Kitty, Tommy, Kevin, and Justin, while also serving as the grandmother to Paige and Cooper Whedon.
As viewers know, Nora is a stout liberal, though she married a republican, William Walker. Ever since, the Walkers have been politically divided. This has led to numerous, entertaining dramatic situations.
After her husband died, Nora has kept busy by writing a novel.
Nora: We're here to fix up this house, not to dismember your significant other.
Kitty: Yeah, well I can multitask.
Do I at least get a cigarette and a chance to say my last words?Nora