Parents

19 TV Moms You’d Totally Want To Be Friends With IRL

Get out of my TV and into my minivan.

1. Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)

CW

Why She’d Be Your BFF: She’s also her kid’s BFF. That may annoy you, but let’s be real — this means she probably knows some stuff worth knowing.

Holla at Your Girl When: You want to quit motherhood because your teen just told you they hated you.

2. Jessica Huang (Fresh Off the Boat)

ABC

Why She’d Be Your BFF: She has high expectations when it comes to her kids, so she’ll hold you to a high standard too. Don’t worry; it’s good for you.

Holla at Your Girl When:
You’re this close to a spending spree and need to be talked off the edge. #RetailTherapy

3. Kristina Braverman (Parenthood)

NBC

Why She’d Be Your BFF: She always shows up. She doesn’t even try to dodge life’s curve balls; she just catches them and throws them back.

Holla at Your Girl When: You need an ally. Who else would stand by your side while you fight to stake your claim as team mom?

4. Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis (Full House)

ABC

Why She’d Be Your BFF: Balance. Becky has got that elusive work/life balance down cold.

Holla at Your Girl When: You can’t stop crying over spilled milk (or coffee). The working-mom struggle is real.

5. Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)

FOX

Why She’d Be Your BFF: Patience is a virtue, so many of us find ourselves coming up short on. But when it comes to Marge, girl has plenty.

Holla at Your Girl When: You’re trying to master her brand of zen with your own wild child.

6. Callie Torres (Grey’s Anatomy)

ABC

Why She’d Be Your BFF: She will make it her mission to get you out of your shell. Callie is passionate, and when she loves, she loves all the way.

Holla at Your Girl When: The dance floor is dominated by sorority girls and you need a partner to “Shake It Off” with.

7. Harriette Winslow (Family Matters)

ABC

Why She’d Be Your BFF: Girlfriend is boss and can teach you how to be about it at home and at work.

Holla at Your Girl When: You don’t feel “mom” enough. Her side-eye is legendary and will surely snap you back into shape.

8. Mellie Grant (Scandal)

ABC

Why She’d Be Your BFF: Mellie is always ready to take off her invisible hoop earrings and fight for the things (and people) she believes in.

Holla at Your Girl When: You’re the incumbent PTA president and there’s a formidable challenger lurking.

9. Gloria Pritchett (Modern Family)

FOX

Why She’d Be Your BFF: She says all the things you secretly wish you said — and maybe some things you’re super glad you didn’t.

Holla at Your Girl When: You’re on a mission to retire the mom jeans and reclaim your MILF status.

10. Rainbow Johnson (Black-ish)

ABC

Why She’d Be Your BFF: Bow stays true to who she is, even in the face of her snarky mother-in-law.

Holla at Your Girl When: You’re ready to come to terms with the fact that you married a mama’s boy.

11. Peg Bundy (Married…With Children)

FOX

Why She’d Be Your BFF: Peggy is definitely feelin’ herself and all about self care (to the fullest).

Holla at Your Girl When: You need to binge on bonbons and daytime television.

12. Doris (Caillou)

PBS

Why She’d Be Your BFF: She’s the mother to the most annoying child to grace our televisions and has yet to lose it.

Holla at Your Girl When: You just can’t take any more whining.

13. Stef Foster (The Fosters)

ABC Family

Why She’d Be Your BFF: Love. Stef has opened her heart to receiving love in whatever form it takes in her life.

Holla at Your Girl When: You need backup at any time (your best friend just happens to be a po-po).

14. Rochelle Rock (Everybody Hates Chris)

CW

Why She’d Be Your BFF: Every day she’s hustlin’. Rochelle is no stranger to hard work or standing up for herself.

Holla at Your Girl When: Your man just lost one of his two jobs and you’ve got to make your next move.

15. Lily Aldrin (How I Met Your Mother)

CBS

Why She’d Be Your BFF: Lily loves her crew so fiercely, she’s not afraid to meddle to make things right.

Holla at Your Girl When: Your junior high schooler brings home her high school boyfriend and you’re looking to stealthily break them up.

16. Louise Jefferson (The Jeffersons)

CBS

Why She’d Be Your BFF: Even when you royally blow it, Louise is right there. She reminds you of the importance of forgiving yourself and others.

Holla at Your Girl When: You need to let some things go. Life has been a little blurred ever since you started giving everyone the stink eye.

17. Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch)

ABC

Why She’d Be Your BFF: She knows how to embrace second chances. Here’s the story, Carol was a divorcée and single mother when she met Mike.

Holla at Your Girl When: You want to give love another try but aren’t sure you’re ready to commit to a minivan.

18. Topanga Matthews (Girl Meets World)

The Disney Channel

Why She’d Be Your BFF: She’s just so darn likable. Plus, she dreams big.

Holla at Your Girl When: You’ve decided to quit the internet if another article that says moms can’t have it all pops up in your Facebook feed. I mean, do they even know Topanga Mathews, Esq.?

19. Angie Lopez (George Lopez)

ABC

Why She’d Be Your BFF: Back in the day she taught you what your milkshake could do, and now she’s a master of keeping the flame alive.

Holla at Your Girl When: You’re ready to “warm it up” in the bedroom and want to try something new.

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