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Who are your Favorite TV Moms and Movie Moms?
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Mother's Day of 2014 has come and gone. Considering everything most Moms do, shouldn't it be Mother's Week? Or Mother's Month? George Washington may have said it best "My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."

Did you know...?
  • Mother's Day is the third biggest day of the year for sending cards.
  • Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.
  • There are more phone calls made on Mother's Day than on any other day of the year. An estimated that 12.2 million phone calls to Mom are made on Mother's Day in Canada
  • Ooopps...other Mother's Day findings revealed that 11 percent never call their mothers and 3 percent of the 68 percent planning to ring Mom up called her collect.
  • The average woman in 17th-century America gave birth to 13 children.
  • The highest officially recorded number of children born to one Russian mother is 69. Between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 pregnancies, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy.
  • Worldwide 4.3 babies are born every second.

In a survey conducted by a magazine in the US, here is the list readers voted as the 10 Favourite TV Moms of all times:
  1. Marion Cunningham (Marion Ross) on Happy Days
  2. Claire Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) on Cosby Show
  3. June Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley) on Leave It to Beaver
  4. Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) on I Love Lucy
  5. Carol Brady (Florence Henderson) on The Brady Bunch
  6. Laura Petrie (Mary Tyler Moore) on The Dick Van Dyke Show
  7. Shirley Partridge (Shirley Jones) on The Partridge Family
  8. Maggie Seaver (Joanna Kerns) on Growing Pains
  9. Debra Barone (Patricia Keaton) on Everybody Loves Raymond
  10. Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) on Desperate Housewives

Not bad, but how about the 10 "Movie Moms". Here is a list for consideration, in no particular order. The following list and editorial is an abbreviated version of what was published in the May 9th edition of crosswalk.com and was written by Debbie Holloway, Shawn McEvoy, Ryan Duncan and Kelly Givens. Debbie, Shawn and Ryan are on the Editorial Staff at Crosswalk.com and Kelly is the Editor of iBelieve.com.

Pick your top 3 from this list and just by entering you are eligible to win a Movie Night Out for Two - includes movie and snacks for two at the Odeon Cineplex. This contest is sponsored by the Christian Churches Network of London.

1. Sarabi (The Lion King)

Sarabi may not be as famous as her mischievous cub Simba, or her husband the legendary father-figure King Mufasa, but this lioness is one of the strongest mothers in children's film.
2. Queen Elinor (Brave)

Queen Elinor, strong and spirited (though not as wild) as her red-headed daughter Merida, she is highly relatable as she tries to manage the rough waters of her only daughter's coming-of-age.
3. Helen Parr (The Incredibles)

Helen Parr (a.k.a. Elastigirl) is the true hero of The Incredibles and while she does have one moment of panic another woman reminds her of her true identity and she returns to being the unstoppable force for good she's always been.
4. Abigail (“Marmee”) (Little Women)

Many women have played Marmee on screen, such as Spring Byington in 1933, Mary Astor in 1949, and Susan Sarandon in 1994. But of course, Marmee originated on the written page of Louisa May Alcott's timeless Civil War-era novel Little Women.
5. Molly Weasley (The Harry Potter series)

Molly Weasley, red-haired progenitor of seven children (including Harry's school friend Ron), functions throughout the seven Harry Potter books as a surrogate mother for Harry.
6. Maria von Trapp (The Sound of Music)

Few people can resist the charm of Julie Andrews as the nun-turned-singing-dancing-curtain-wearing governess. Maria from The Sound of Music (originally a Broadway role played by the delightful Mary Martin) launched Andrews irrevocably into the hearts of millions.
7. Mrs. Gump (Forrest Gump)

There are almost too many memorable moments in Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks and Robin Wright. But Sally Field as Mrs. Gump, Forrest's doting mother, is one of the sweetest. The best line..."Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get."
8. Marilla Cuthbert (Anne of Green Gables)

Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic work Anne of Green Gables was most famously adapted for the screen in 1985, starring Colleen Dewhurst as the sharp and intimidating Marilla Cuthbert.
9. Leigh Anne Tuohy (The Blind Side)

Sandra Bullock won her first Academy Award playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side, the true story of one determined mother making the difference for a kid whose life was in shambles.
10. Mother Darling (Peter Pan)

To finish off the list we have Mrs. Darling, mother of Wendy, John, and Michael, who is truly the quintessential of motherhood in J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan.


To enter the Pick Your Three Favourite Movie Moms, click here. Maybe you will be a winner in the random draw for a Movie Night Out for Two which includes movie tickets and snacks for two at the Odeon Cineplex.