Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Top Moms

I saw a headline this morning for a countdown of the Top 15 Reality TV Moms.  I don't watch all of these shows, so I'm not sure if I agree...any arguments for or against any of these gals?

1. Kate Gosselin - Jon and Kate Plus 8 (TLC)

2. Michelle Duggar - 19 Kids and Counting (TLC)

3. Kris Jenner - Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!)

4. Sharon Osbourne - The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)

5. Tori Spelling - Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (Oxygen)

6. Kim Zolciak - The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo)

7. Sheree Whitfield - The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo)

8. NeNe Leakes - The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo)

9. Lisa Wu Hartwell - The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo)

10. Alexis Bellino - The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo)

11. Lynne Curtin - The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo)

12. Tamra Barney - The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo)

13. Vicki Gunvalson - The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo)

14. All the moms from The Real Housewives of New York City sans Bethenny Frankel who is expecting her first child.

15. All the moms from The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo)

Okay, I must confess that I love me some Real Housewives of Orange County, but I do NOT consider them great moms!  Each one is more self-obsessed than the next.  As a matter of fact, probably the only mom I really like and think is a good mom is Tori Spelling!  If you had told me 5 years ago that someday I would think Tori Spelling was a good mom, I would have laughed and then thrown a drink in your face.

But, as it turns out, not only do I really like her, but I think we are very similar!  And my husband has a man-crush on Dean.  We are the Tori and Dean of Eastern Washington, let me tell ya!

When I saw this list, I also thought, "Aren't there more reality TV moms than all the housewives a couple of other attention-starved weirdos?!"  But I'm having trouble coming up with any.  Yikes.  I don't need Grace to grow up thinking this is how moms are...where have all the Claire Huxtables gone?

Is there a mom you identify with on TV these days?

-Grace's Mom


  1. And dont tell folks that your mom is like Roseanne! And i'm not liking the comparisons to Granny Clampitt, either! I think i'm more like Kathy Griffin's mother, only switch the box of wine to my favored Jack Daniels."Honestly, Kathleen"....

  2. I watched Tori & Dean while housesitting once (I don't get that channel) and I actually liked it! I love Donna- I mean, Tori Spelling. :)

  3. I LOVE the Orange county Housewives! Or I should say I LOVE to hate them...They are like watching a trainwreck! You can't stop watching, you want to look away, you should, you know it's gonna end bad, but you just can't. I think I identify with Reba as a mom. I had a hard time with that one. But, she is kind of sarcastic, realistic, loving but very DEVOTED AND THERE for her family. Oh and don't forget funny...

  4. OOps! I forgot, Out of THOSE choices? I'd definately choose Tori. Kates just ok "as a mom" but I watch Kardashians alot, and I could slap Kris! She's manipulative...