18 Perfect Pieces Of Advice From TV Moms

It’s Mother’s Day, the day that we honor and thank the wonderful women who brought us up and counseled us on everything from fashion to friends to feelings. At times, their advice was sage and other times, not so much. But we’ve been lucky, because when the advice from Mom was maybe not quite on point, we’ve had a whole bevy of other moms to turn to…right on our televisions. So as we celebrate our real moms, let us also recognize the words of wisdom provided to us by moms on TV.

1. On Drinking, from Brandi Glanville, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

2. On Dealing With Stress, from Sophia Petrillo, The Golden Girls

3. On Appreciating Family, From Kitty Foreman, That 70s Show

4. On Having Good Conversations, from Claire Huxtable, The Cosby Show

5. On Career Choices, from Kris Jenner, Keeping Up With the Kardashians

6. On Having a Good Attitude, from Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

7. On Making Out, from Betty Draper, Mad Men

8. On Telling a Guy You Like Him, from Rachel Green, Friends

On Maintaining Friendships, from Kelly Hyland, Dance Moms

On the Importance of Always Wearing Clean Underwear, from Mellie Grant, Scandal

On Accepting an Apology, from Tami Taylor, Friday Night Lights

On Fashion, from Dowager Countess, Downton Abbey

On Finding “The One,” from Miranda Hobbes, Sex and the City

On Being Nice, from Marge Simpson, The Simpsons

On Working Out, from Sheree Whitfield, Real Housewives of Atlanta

On Safe Travel, from Cookie Lyon, Empire

On The Importance of a Balanced Diet, from Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation

And advice that pretty much works for anything, from Lorelei Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

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Jenna Crowley

Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, and documenting her love of all things cheese related. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at

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