TV Mom Quotes That Nail What It’s Really Like to be a Parent

After a long day of work, organizing the house and playing super mom, I do what most every other mom enjoys: curl up on the couch in my sweats and watch my shows. It’s cathartic. Also, I feel like a lot of these TV moms just get me.

That may sound crazy, but it’s so true. I started paying attention to quotes from my favorite TV moms that nail what it’s really like being a mom! I’ve listed them below for you to browse, so see for yourself!

Tami Taylor, Friday Night Lights

She’s classy, sassy, and dare I say, the perfect TV mom. Wise and fair, Tami was usually the voice of reason in that crazy, small Texas town. Anyways, I love her wit when it comes to exchanges with the kids.

Below is one of my favorite quotes from Tami, and I may use it as my kids get older:

Tami Taylor: “It’s part of my job to make sure that you don’t grow up stupid. It’s bad for the world.” 

Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones

Hey, say what you will about Cersei Lannister. Whether you agree with her methods or not, there’s no denying her dedication to her children. But one quote she made to her brother in season three resonates with lots of working moms out there:

Cersei Lannister: An unhappy wife is a wine merchant’s best friend.”

Marge Simpson, The Simpsons

The Simpsons have been around forever, and today it’s still one of my favorite TV families. And Marge, the Simpsons’ mother, is by far the most relatable character for me. Here are a few of my favorite exchanges: 

Homer (her husband): I’m sorry, Marge, but sometimes I think we’re the worst family in town.
Marge: Maybe we should move to a larger community.

Marge: Lisa (her daughter), you’re learning many lessons tonight. And one of them is to always give your mother the benefit of the doubt.

Marge: Listen to your mother, kids. Aim low. Aim so low no one will even care if you succeed. Dinner’s in the oven. If you want some butter, it’s under my face.

Harriette Winslow, Family Matters

I grew up LOVING Family Matters, and I feel so old watching it on Nick @ Nite! But Harriette Winslow is by far my favorite TV mom because the outrageous absurdity that woman dealt with daily would’ve driven a lesser woman insane! Yet she always kept her cool, and everyone else in line. A favorite quote of mine:

Harriette Winslow: Oh yes it is, right there, it says *Mrs.* Harriette Winslow. I worked here full-time, and I was a full-time mama. You want to talk management? I managed a home, a household budget, and a family. And Mr. Seeger, I’m talking about a job you can’t call in sick for, you never get a raise or overtime, and you can’t take vacations. Every day I’m a leader, an organizer, and a mediator, those are my qualifications. You want references? Call Eddie, Laura, and Judy Winslow, and ask them about my work. You know the number. 

Kitty Forman, That 70s Show 

I love Kitty! She’s so cute and nice, but can turn up the sass in a flash! I love this quote she made to her kid, and I’ve admittedly stolen it!

Kitty Forman: Oh sweetie, you’re so wrong it makes me want to cry a little.

There are tons of TV moms out there; too much to summarize here. Do you have any favorite TV mom quotes? Share them on our Facebook page!

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