17 TV Moms We Sort of Wish Raised Us

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Happy Mother's Day, TV Fanatics!

While we're sure everyone out there loves his or her parents, let's be honest: it would be sort of awesome if one of these fictional women helped raise you, right? It's time to pay tribute to the small screen's best moms...

1. Tami Taylor

Tami Taylor
As the coach's wife, Tami Taylor always had the right advice for the students of East Dillon. And she always has a glass of wine in her hand as well.

2. Clair Huxtable

Clair Huxtable
THE BEST TV MOM EVER! Clair Huxtable takes the title! Seriously, anyone care to disagree?

3. Marge Simpson

Marge Simpson
Sure, she's a cartoon and her kids never get any older, but she's still one of the best moms on TV. Just think of all she has to put up with at home.

4. Emma Swan

Emma Swan
It took awhile for Emma to believe she was a mother. But she's been nothing but protective of Henry ever since.

5. Leslie Knope

Leslie Knope
Parks and Rec's Leslie Knope balances family AND work and we love her for it. Her kids will have the best science projects ever.

6. Temperance Brennan

Temperance Brennan
Make no Bones about it! Temperance Brennan deserves a spot on this list! (See what we did there?)

7. Lois Griffin

Lois Griffin
Okay, okay, so she's another cartoon mom. But, just like Marge, consider all she goes through at home. Can Tami share some wine with Lois?

8. Kirsten Cohen

Kirsten Cohen
Kirsten Cohen took in Ryan Atwood and welcomed him like she'd given birth to him herself. It's one reason we love her.

9. Claire Dunphy

Claire Dunphy
Modern Family's Claire Dunphy is a rock-star kid-wrangler. No other on television is better organized.

10. Lorelai Gilmore

Lorelai Gilmore
Lorelai Gilmore is the original Teen Mom, but she's WAY LESS CRAZY than the moms on MTV. Seriously... WAY LESS.

11. Nora Walker

Nora Walker
Sally Field's Nora Walker was never happier than when her giant brood on Brothers and Sisters were gathered around her table. We miss her.

12. Kristina Braverman

Kristina Braverman
Kristina Braverman keeps her cool in the face of life's big challenges, making her a great role model for her children.

13. Kitty Forman

Kitty Forman
Kitty Forman became known as everyone's mom on That 70s show. How we miss her!

14. Hayley Marshall

Hayley Marshall
Yes, we'd be scared to grow up with a werewolf as a mother. But no one out there goes to such great lengths in the name of keeping her child safe.

15. Alicia Florrick

Alicia Florrick
She works hard, she sets a good example for her kids and she proves that one must always get up when one is knocked down by life.

16. Cersei Lannister

Cersei Lannister
HA! Just wanted to see if you were paying attention. We'd rather not be the offspring of a sister and her brother.

17. Jane Gloriana Villanueva

Jane Gloriana Villanueva
Okay, so she's only just about to be a mother. But we can't imagine a funnier, more outgoing and all around awesome mother than Jane Gloriana Villanueva.

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