Famous fictional moms…can you think of any?

In honor of our mothers, let us cast our eye towards the famous fictional moms who take center stage in books. Hmmm…er….well, I’ve got nothing. You? I mean the obvious fictional maternals come to mine as in Old Mother Hubbard and possibly Mrs. WeasleMomy, but really I can’t seem to think of many mothers who take top billing as protagonists. Why is that, exactly? Is there something about parenting that strips away the glamour and star quality of a woman? Must she either be a comic foil like Mrs. Bennet or a hopeless case like Hugo’s Fantine? How about T.V. moms? You’ve got your perfect types, June Cleaver, Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Brady, etc, but the strong women with realistic struggles to face? Mrs. Cosby, perhaps and the intrepid Edith Bunker spring to mind.

So in honor of this fine day, let’s kick off the May drawing for a Starbuck’s gift card. Can you think of any famous mothers of books, television or movie fame? Do tell!

9 responses to this post.

  1. I was feeling a bit desperate before you reminded me of Edith Bunker. That cheered me up, for sure.

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  2. Posted by Laura AKA Loves 2 Read Romance on May 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter Series is the first one that comes to mind.

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  3. Posted by Barbara Thompson on May 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    My mind went to books. What about Laura Ingalls Wilders and her mother Caroline Ingalls?

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  4. What about Sarah Conner? I watched Terminator way too long ago to remember, but wasn’t she like the mother of the guy who would try to stop the robot revolution? Or something? Lol.

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  5. Margaret March aka Marmee in Little Women

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