15 Important Lessons We Learned from Our Fave TV Moms
Who runs the world? Moms. While we love our own moms so much, the hard-working mums from some of our most beloved TV shows are pretty great too. In between comforting their kiddos and cracking jokes at their spouses, they’re also teaching us some pretty valuable lessons. Scroll on for some rad wisdom from the TV moms who make us smile.
Always Be Compassionate
Carol Brady’s lessons always revolved around trust and kindness. With the help of Alice, she knew how to handle her kids to a T. She taught us that family doesn’t have to be blood related — it can also include everyone you care about. (Photo via ABC)
Morticia Addams is one badass mother. Not only do her and Gomez have one of the best TV romances, but she always puts her family first. She might not be considered “normal,” but she is a force to be reckoned with. She inspired us to never be afraid of being ourselves and to always stand up for what we believe in. Oh, and that black is always chic. (Photo via ABC)
Family Is First
As a single mother, Ashley Marin will do whatever it takes to protect her daughter, no matter what. This mama grizzly might skirt the law at times, but we’re always moved by how much she cares for Hanna. Mother of the year? We think so. (Photo via ABC Family)
Always Do Your Best
Rainbow Johnson has a heart of gold. She wants to be the best friend in her kids’ lives, while still giving them the space to pursue their passions. As a crazy talented surgeon, she’s proof that hard work and trying your best always pays off. (Photo via ABC)
Family Isn’t Perfect
Lucille Bluth knows how to live life, and she won’t take no for an answer. She teaches us that with a little comedic humor (and a drink or two), you and your family can tackle everything. In other words, it’s totally okay if your family isn’t perfect (what family is?). (Photo via Fox/Netflix)
Always Stand Up For Yourself
Claire Huxtable was never afraid to speak her mind, and she always stood up for women’s rights. She preached laughing at the little things and taking charge of your own life. Can we get an AMEN? (Photo via NBC)
Don’t Let Anything Get In Your Way
As Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen is the ultimate #GIRLBOSS. She’ll do whatever it takes to protect her dragons and her land, even if it means playing outside the lines. She will break that wheel, if you know what we mean. (Photo via HBO)
Don’t Forget Where You Came From
Jessica Haung is a hard-working woman with a strong head on her shoulders. She teaches her boys that success is important, but it is meaningless if you lose yourself. We’re taking notes on all of her power moves. (Photo via ABC)
Never Lose Your Faith
Alba Villanueva is one tough cookie. She is devoted to God, but she’s even more committed to her family. She’s always counseling Jane and Xo that if you don’t have your faith in your loved ones, then you’ll lose an important part of yourself. (Photo via The CW)
Friendships Are Important
We know her to be a lover of politics and waffles — lots of waffles. Her friendship with Ann and invention of Galentine’s Day is proof that she’s everyone’s honorary BFF, and we can’t praise her enough. (Photo via NBC)
Go After Your Dreams
Lily Aldrin knows how to have fun, whether that’s in her trusty local bar or the suburbs. She’s always encouraging her friends and loved ones to pursue their passions. We can get behind that advice! (Photo via CBS)
It’s Okay To Screw Up
Lorelei Gilmore was always real with Rory, even in her failures. She helped Rory realize that not only is screwing up a natural part of life, but it’s how you deal with it afterwards that’s way more important. She isn’t perfect, and that’s just what makes her so beloved in our eyes. (Photo via The CW)
Make Fun Of Yourself
Who doesn’t love Lucy? Lucille Ricardo was the ultimate funny mom. She believed in never being ashamed of yourself and doing whatever it takes to conquer your dreams. We give her mad props for loving full-heartedly and always marching to the beat of her own drum. (Photo via CBS)
Listen To Your Heart
Marge Simpson is a trooper. She takes care of four kids (yes, we are including Homer). Thanks to Marge, we’re following our guts and to only doing our best.
It’s Okay To Forgive
We miss this show more than anything, and Tami Taylor is a major reason why. Her wit and southern charm were always present when she was on screen, especially when she was showing off her forgiveness skills. (Photo via NBC)
Who are some of your favorite TV moms? Tell us in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)