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Mom’s are great. They know exactly how to make you feel better when you’re sick, they know how much time to put things in the microwave for, and they will do their best to keep you caffeinated. Sure, they also gave you life and all that, but I am focusing on the really important things.

Another thing that moms are really good at, is giving advice. And it doesn’t even have to be your mom giving the advice, I have learned plenty from my friend’s moms and my aunts. These wise, all knowing women are everywhere just waiting to help you with your problems and offer that lasting piece of wisdom. Can’t find a mom in real life? Go to the grocery store on a Saturday morning. And if that doesn’t work, turn to a TV show or movie. There are plenty of on screen moms just waiting to help you out. And the best part about on screen moms? They can’t ground you or make you clean your room.

So, in honor of Mother’s Day, the day that honors Mothers, I decided to round up some of the best pieces of wisdom I have gained from television moms.

Lorelai Gilmore: Gilmore Girls

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Aside from my own mom, I think Lorelai Gilmore might be the person I have learned the most from in life. Especially when it comes to relationships. It’s never really a good idea to drastically change your life for a boy/girl, but there are always exceptions to the rule. You know, like if they have a motorcycle. Just kidding. Don’t sacrifice your dreams and goals for someone else.

Claire Huxtable: The Cosby Show

The Huxtables are one of the greatest television families of all time. Hands down. No argument. Again, these wise words are about relationships. Marriage and love is about respect and equality. And don’t you forget it, Alvin.

Linda Belcher: Bob’s Burgers

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Linda Belcher also has a lot of gems when it comes to advice and takeaway messages. This one is more for the boys out there, but girls too. Don’t fall for cheap ploys. And don’t shave your legs above the knee.

Melissa McCall: Teen Wolf


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In all honesty, it is Melissa McCall’s world and we’re just living in it. This advice that she gives to Scott in the third season has resonated with me ever since I first heard it. Scott is worried he has lost his “anchor” now that he and Allison aren’t together anymore. Breakups are always hard, but Melissa reminds him that he doesn’t need someone else to be his anchor. He can be his own. Thanks Mama McCall.

Lucille Bluth: Arrested Development

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Lucille Bluth simply doesn’t need explaining.

What’s the best advice a TV mom has given you?