Which TV Mother Are You?

Ashley D.

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About This Quiz

While we have no doubt you are the type of mom that kicks butt, let's examine how your parenting style would translate to the television screen. Do you consider yourself more nurturing, like Carol Brady, or more of a spitfire, like Sophia Petrillo? No matter the character, we're sure there's a television mom doppelgänger of you out there!

Throughout television history, actresses have defied social norms by putting their own spin on motherhood. Sometimes comical and sometimes endearing, these characters have left an indelible mark on one of the most important roles of all — moms! Whether you're hardworking like Caroline Ingalls or a wise-cracking comedian like Lucille Ball, your children are sure to see some of your traits echoed in these onscreen characters. 

Lock yourself in your "she shed" and grab a cup of tea! Tell us how you react to your child's behavior, how you get everyone out the door in the morning and how you keep yourself sane. Then, we'll let you know which iconic TV mom you're most like. Click away! 



What kind of car are you most likely to drive?

It's a rainy Sunday afternoon, and the family is stuck inside the house. What film do you watch with the kids?

You finally have some down time. How do you pamper yourself?

Select the parenting quote that resonates most with you:

If money weren't an issue, would you rather work or stay home with the kids?

Where do you keep all the artwork and projects your kids bring home?

Choose a pet for your kids.

Fill in the blank: Kids should be _____.

Which holiday do you and your kids most look forward to together?

Pick a punishment for your children.

What is your parenting philosophy?

Your daughter runs to you crying that her boyfriend just dumped her. You ...

What's your ideal family vacation?

What did you do last Saturday night?

Choose a catch phrase:

What word best describes you?

How many kids do you have?

Above all else, what does your partner need to be?

What do you like most about your children?

Your kids ask for a raise in their allowances. What do you think?

On a scale of 1-4, with 4 being the most, how serious are you?

What's your go-to snack for the kids?

Choose a bonding activity with the kids.

What gift are you hoping to receive on Mother's Day?

When do you usually wake up?

Your kid brings home another D in math. How do you react?

You need to go out of town for the weekend and the only option is to leave the kids alone with your spouse. How does that make you feel?

The kids are complaining about what you've cooked for dinner. What do you do?

You catch your kids cheating during a card game. What's your response?

Your child tells you they want to be a singer, but they're tone deaf. Do you tell them the truth?

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