Mothers’ Day Tribute


Today is Mothers’ Day for all of us in the UK and so as a tribute, I want to share with you some of my favourite mothers and mother figures from books, TV and film (excluding Disney).

Let’s get started…


– Ysabeau de Clermont – All Souls Trilogy.

I can’t express how much I love her as a character. I loved everything about this trilogy as a whole but she was certainly a character and mother that I was instantly drawn to. She started out not liking Diana because of her hatred for witches but over the course of the series, she becomes incredibly accommodating and protective.

She almost reminds me of the next mother on this list:

– Molly Weasley – Harry Potter

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I can’t have this list without Mrs Weasley! She is one of the best bookish mothers ever because she cares for everyone, not just her own large family.

– Charlotte Branwell – The Infernal Devices

It takes her until Clockwork Princess to be an actual mother but she is a mother to everybody at the London Institute, and I just love how much she cares for everyone in her charge.

– Amy – The Bone Dragon

As an adoptive mother to troubled Evie, she wants to do everything she can to support and protect her. She has issues too due to the loss of a previous child and it is great that she is the figurehead of a new family that is moving forward from a painful history.


Shelagh Turner – Call the Midwife

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There are dozens of resilient mothers in this series but none more so than Shelagh,  especially after the series 6 finale. She goes through so much and has this huge heart for everyone and everything she does, and I love her completely.

Dr Julia Ogden – Murdoch Mysteries

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Although she wasn’t a mother for very long, I loved that she had this character development. It showed a completely different side to her and one that I’m glad we got to see because then maybe further down the line she can be that mother again to another child that will hopefully stay within the Murdoch family.

Dr Temperance Brennan – Bones

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For someone who was rather adamant about not having children, and bringing them into a world full of danger and pain (her words not mine), she has proven to be a surprising mother to two rather adorable kids. She’s protective, loving, and everything she’d always wanted as a mother for herself. She is still blunt, direct, and the often odd Brennan that I have grown to love but that doesn’t stop her from being the best she wants to be.

Piper Halliwell:

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I hardly ever mention the love I had for Charmed when I first started watching it and my favourite character of all was Piper Halliwell. I saw quite a bit of myself in her, especially during the earlier series, and I always knew that she would become the matriarchal figurehead, even if the concluding events of series 3 hadn’t happened. She epitomises the matriarchal importance of the Power of Three and deals with more than anyone else would have coped with. Her strength is something I always admire and I can’t think of anyone else who would take on the world and live to tell the tale.

I am sure there are mothers that I’m forgetting but as of right now this is it.

Which literary or tv mothers are your favourite?

Thank you for reading and have a good day!


22 thoughts on “Mothers’ Day Tribute”

  1. I remember a scene on Bones where Brennan was singing a song to her daughter about phalanges and I thought it was the cutest thing. She made a great mother.

    Piper was always my favorite too.

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    1. Oh, I think I remember which scene you mean – it was one in the 206th episode to coincide with the fact that there are 206 bones in an adult body. I can’t recall the actual episode title but I’m pretty certain it was that episode.


      1. I’ve been rewatching most of the episodes and I’m looking forward to reaching those scenes with Brennan and Christine. It will take me a while as I’m in the middle of series 6 at the moment.


      2. I think I stopped watching in the season before the finale. I keep meaning to go back and watch those last 13 episodes though. I heard they were amazing.


      3. I think for me the last ever episode airs either this week or next week. I don’t know if I’ll be able to bear watching it though.


  2. Great post! I love Shelagh, she is just such a brilliant woman and one of my favourite characters of the show. Her relationship with her husband is also so lovely, they clearly have a lot of respect for one another 🙂


    1. She’s one of my favourites too! I think she and Dr Turner are my favourite couple for that very reason, and that their love is incredibly deep. You can see that it grows with every episode and it’s lovely to watch that play out.

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      1. I really like Nurse Crane as well. She surprised me a lot. Actually I don’t think there is a character in the show that I dislike and that is rare for me!

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      2. Haha, that’s true, in most shows there is someone that I really don’t like, but in Call the Midwife, everyone has redeeming qualities, the whole show is just so lovely, so the people are also! 🙂


      3. I think that is one of the reasons why the show works so well. The stories can’t work without convincing characters and that blend is perfect!! It’s also probably why I can’t get enough of it at the moment.

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      4. I agree, that blend really is perfect! I know right, so sad that the latest series has finished :(. I’ve not watched the first couple of series’, so I’ll have to check them out! 🙂


      5. I loved 6 series a lot! For the Turners especially, they were referencing details from those first couple of series and it was an amazing moment to realise that the writers care about that and the continuity of their characters’ stories.

        Those earlier series are great and they’re the stories that are taken from Jennifer Worth’s memoires so it is nice to remember that they’ve been tackled extremely well. xx

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      6. It was great! I just think th e Turners are a brilliant family and story to follow! Yes, I have in seen a few, and I’ve read Worth’s memoirs, think they are brilliant and the writers have clearly tackled all the difficult subjects brilliantly! 🙂 x


      7. They are. I’m currently re-watching the beginning of series 3 at the moment so it’s nice watching them as a fledgling family.

        Speaking of the memoirs and the Turners, have you read the Dr Turner’s Casebook that the BBC released last year?

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      8. I remember that I wrote a review on it a few months ago but basically it is a fiction and non-fiction book about Call the Midwife and life in the 1950s/60s. It is written by Stephen McGann who plays Dr Turner and he’s delved into his character to write diary entries about some of the stories and cases that are in the show (those up to series 4/5). The combination of the fact and fiction has made it really interesting and enjoyable, and I loved it.

        Here’s the link if you want to have a look:

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      9. That sounds so good, I love Dr Turner and this sounds really interesting, right up my street! I like it when books use of mixture of fiction and fact, it makes them so much more interesting to read and is informative and enjoyable!! 🙂 Thanks, I’ll have to take a look at your review! 😉

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