It’s alarming when you realise it’s no longer the high school kids you relate to in your favourite teen drama…

Lorelai Gilmore – Gilmore Girls

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When you’re totally the cool mum who has a quick-witted one-liner about everything; it’s just a shame it seems a little lost on your newborn. And also when you eat out every day because you just can’t be bothered to cook.

Betty Draper – Mad Men

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When you’ve got major cabin fever, feeling stuck at home eating a lot of carbs… hopefully not while your charismatic but fatally flawed husband shags half of New York.

Claire Dunphy – Modern Family

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When you can’t help but come over all tiger mum because you just love your little one so much. And when you feel like the boring domestic one in the family while your other half gets all the laughs.

Marge Simpson – The Simpsons

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When you simply can’t do a thing with your hair, but your family know they can always rely on you.

Jane Villanueva – Jane The Virgin

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When it’s been so long since you did it that you think it might have sealed up.

Sharon Morris – Catastrophe

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When you’re rolling your eyes at baby classes and so desperate to make mum friends that you turn into a bit of a stalker. If only Sharon had Mush…

Rebecca Pearson – This Is Us

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When you’re just so freaking pregnant that you feel like you must be carrying triplets.

Gail Leery – Dawson’s Creek

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When you’re hoping and praying that your precious firstborn doesn’t turn into a bit of an annoying nerd with a bad collection of sweatervests.