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If Our Favorite TV Shows Were Remade for Moms

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There you are, binge-watching your favorite TV show while you bounce baby on your lap and pause occasionally to shoo the 4-year-old away from your pint of Ben & Jerry's. "Don't these people have children to worry about?" you think.

Well, my kids are grown now, which means I have even more time to ponder this question, and here's how I think Hollywood could make a few shows more relatable to us moms. Cue the SATC theme! (Played on a kazoo.)

Mom and the City

Sarah Jessica Parker plays Carrie Bradshaw, a sex and health columnist for Parent Magazine. Follow her and her three best friends—Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha—as they dine (at Starbucks), shop (at Target) and dance (at Gymboree) their way through Manhattan. Don't miss the episode where the ladies all have way too many Cosmos on a playdate lunch and forget they have children.

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Scandal Mom

In the newest offering from Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington plays Olivia Pope, a kindergarten mom who becomes known for her crisis management skills on the school playground. Other parents seek Pope out for her expertise on hot-topic issues like jungle gym lines, freeze bells and bathroom passes. What they don't know is Pope is harboring a secret: She's having an affair with the PTA president. That's why they call it "Scandal."

Mom vs. The Walking Dead

There is no blood in this series, only life lessons being shared with dead people.

Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln, who will always be Mark from "Love Actually" to us) runs out of ideas to survive in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating zombies … until he meets mom June Cleaver. Cleaver, who has just awoken from a coma she's been in since the 1950s, simply locks all the doors and windows and tells the zombies to go back to their own homes for dinner. There is no blood in this series, only life lessons being shared with dead people.

Friends Who Are Moms

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow play friends Rachel, Monica and Phoebe who are all moms but somehow still manage to spend hours every day at Central Perk, their favorite neighborhood coffee shop. Sometimes their husbands Ross, Chandler and Joey offer to help take care of the kids but hilarity ensues because one of them always forgets a baby on the bus. There's a really catchy theme song with clapping that is done by kids, which is super-cute.

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That Mom on Seinfeld

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss plays single mom Elaine Benes who is raising her daughter on Manhattan's Upper West Side with the help of friends Jerry Seinfeld, George Constanza (Jason Alexander) and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards.) Sometimes they all go out to eat at the deli, but mostly they just sit around, complain and talk about their lives. Elaine gets angry when they say mean things about her kid, but she forgives them when she realizes Jerry just needs material for his stand up.

ER: SMU (Special Mom's Unit)

George Clooney plays the impossibly hot doctor Doug Ross in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago. All the moms want to bring their kids to see Dr. Ross because hello, he's George Clooney! Administrators start to get suspicious when there are just too many kids being brought in with things like paper cuts and hangnails, but then Dr. Ross just looks at them with those eyes and they stop investigating STAT.

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