By Victoria Tea
The Goodbye Quilt (2011)
On the other hand, the relationship between Matilda and Miss Honey helps justify Miss Honey as a good mother figure as Matilda has grown an appreciation for Miss Honey being so loving and nurturing to her, that Matilda does whatever she can to help Miss Honey deal with her own personal issues.
Mothers in television are projected in various ways. The great thing about watching mother characters in television shows is that you are able to witness mothers at different stages in their lives and how the evolve as mothers.
Lorelei from Gilmore Girls
While being a single “mother” to Rory, she encourages a healthy, open, and communicative mother-daughter relationship.
"Kitty" from That 70's Show
Her role is the caretaker, but at the same time, very in touch with the kids in the neighborhood.
Lois from Malcolm in the Middle
She is the type of mother who seems completely stressed and all over the place, but obviously cares for her kids through her ability to tolerate their ridiculous behavior.
Marge from The Simpsons
While dealing with the craziness, she manages to be extremely patient, and serves as the stereotypical television mother – cooking, cleaning, disciplining her children, and being the grounding voice of reason.
Charlotte from Sex and the City
Charlotte gets to play the traditional role of housewife and mother. She is the typical traditional mother who wanted to live the ideal typical life – get an education, get married, have kids, settle down.
This is a link to a letter from a daughter's biological mother to the new step-mom. This is a representation of a "very good" mother.
A Florida woman gives birth to a fourteen pound baby.
Love Letter to Mom by Diadermine
Women's Health Magazine
This magazine cover features Eva Mendes, a new mother. This media representation focuses on how being a mother has shaped who Eva Mendes is today, as well as how women are projected in general.
Magazines tend to focus more on appearance (beauty) more than the qualities of a “traditional” or “ideal” mother, as exemplified through my advertising project and my survey findings.