11 Best Fictional Mothers of All Time

Katie Nolan from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Protagonist Francie Nolan’s mother Katie from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn had a spine of steel, and wasn’t afraid to show it. She almost single-handedly raised three children out of grinding poverty in 1920s Brooklyn, all while trying to soothe her troubled, alcoholic husband, Johnny.

At the end of the story, after Johnny passes away, she marries again, and the reader gets the sense that finally, she’s found a spouse who will not only love and respect her, but will also support her. But even then, she stubbornly won’t let him pay for her wedding dress, and insists on walking down the aisle in something she paid for herself.

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Mrs. George from Mean Girls

Although it can’t really be said that Mrs. George was a good mother, she definitely was the best possible mother for her daughter, Regina. She was always encouraging her, and trying to get to know her friends in order to make them feel more at home. Then, when her daughter got hit by that bus (spoiler alert!) she made her full head brace look super cool, and sent her off to prom. Although she definitely aided and frankly, flat out encouraged underage drinking, there aren’t many movie moms that can claim to be as cool as Mrs. George.

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Catelyn Stark from Game of Thrones

If you grew up with a mother like Catelyn Stark, you definitely were well-versed in the concept of honor. Even though she was only a Stark by marriage, she fearlessly defended the honor of the North until her last breath. Although her future in the books is uncertain, she left a lasting legacy in her children, who are all fiercely independent, wise beyond their years, and damn interesting to watch. Time and time again, she proved that words were nothing until you were willing to lay your life on the line to back them up. Her partnership with Ned, although we only saw the first little bit of it, was definitely something that everyone should aspire to have.

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