5 Best Movies About Being a Mom


Motherhood isn't all June Cleaver neat and tidy.
Motherhood isn't all June Cleaver neat and tidy.
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No offence to June Cleaver, but '50s portrayals of motherhood are not, how shall we say, spot-on. In addition to being rewarding, exciting, heart-expanding and life-changing, motherhood is also rife with exhaustion, frustration, worry and, early on, poop. Lots of poop.

Luckily, Hollywood has caught on: Moms want a fair-sized dose of reality in their mommy-related media.

Here, five of the best movies for those looking for poignant, conflict-filled and often funny stories about being a real mom. We'll start with one that does "poignant" and "conflict" with utter mastery …

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