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TV Moms We Secretly Want to Be
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Image Gallery: Parenting June Cleaver (played by Barbara Billingsley), surrounded by her adoring family, in this 1957 still from "Leave it to Beaver." With her always-clean house and her unflappable demeanor, she's one TV mom we'd like to be. See pictures of parenting.

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The most shocking thing about becoming a mother wasn't the lack of sleep or the frightening irregularity with which we visited our hair salon. It was the discovery of glaring differences between the mother we intended to be and the mother we became in reality. In homage to the gap, we unveil the top 10 TV moms we'd play in real life -- even if we'd never admit it to our own brood. Why we look up to them may surprise you.

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