Who Is the Best TV Mom? Vote For Your Favorite! (Photos)

Best TV Mom via Babble.comGrowing up, I had the best mom — she is still the best mom in my opinion and I am so thankful that we are so close. Some of my favorite tv shows growing up I had a glimpse into other families and their dynamics — including some interesting mom characters.

There is the loud mom from Roseanne and the nosy mother-in-law from Everybody Loves Raymond and of course, the mom we all love Claire Huxtable from The Cosby Show. It’s funny how a tv character can resonate with us so much — from childhood to adulthood.

ABCNews is conducting a readers poll — trying to find out who we think is the “Best TV Mom”. There are some of my personal favorites in the running and others I wonder why they would be considered the ‘best’.

Click through to see who is in the running for ” Best TV Mom” in the ABCNews vote:

  • Roseanne Barr as “Roseanne” 1 of 10
    Roseanne Barr as "Roseanne"
    Playing the part of the mom on the tv show "Roseanne" from 1988 - 1997, she was both loved and hated for her parenting style.
  • Marion Ross as “Marion Cunningham” 2 of 10
    Marion Ross as "Marion Cunningham"
    If you watched "Happy Days" than you watched Marion play mom from 1974 - 1984
  • Barbara Billingsley as “June Cleaver” 3 of 10
    Barbara Billingsley as "June Cleaver"
    Oh, how I love "Leave it to Beaver". I would watch it after school and loved watching Barbara as mom from 1957 - 1963.
    Photo credit: IMDb
  • Edie Falco as “Carmela Soprano” 4 of 10
    Edie Falco as "Carmela Soprano"
    I never really got into watching the "Sopranos", but Edie played mom from 1999 - 2006
  • Phylicia Rashad as “Claire Huxtable” 5 of 10
    Phylicia Rashad as "Claire Huxtable"
    Who didn't love "The Cosby Show", really?! I watched this without missing an episode growing up!
  • Mary Tyler Moore as “Laura Petrie” 6 of 10
    Mary Tyler Moore as "Laura Petrie"
    Playing mom on "The Dick Van Dyke Show", Mary Tyler Moore rocked!
  • Bea Arthur as “Maude” 7 of 10
    Bea Arthur as "Maude"
    From the 70's sitcoms "Maude" and "All in the Family", Bea showed off her maternal skills.
  • Doris Roberts as “Marie Barone” 8 of 10
    Doris Roberts as "Marie Barone"
    Who didn't love to hate the mother-in-law character Doris played on "Everybody Loves Raymond"?
  • Julie Kavner as “Marge Simpson” 9 of 10
    Julie Kavner as "Marge Simpson"
    You may not recognize her face, but her voice is not forgettable. Playing Marge on the popular show "The Simpsons" some say she's the only normal character.
  • Florence Henderson as “Carol Brady” 10 of 10
    Florence Henderson as "Carol Brady"
    Ah, "The Brady Bunch" was when we all fell in love with Florence. She will always be one of the moms on tv we remember.

Don’t leave your vote out! Click and cast who you think should win for “Best TV Mom” 

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