Before I become a mother, I had this idea in my head of how it was going to be. I knew it would be hard. I knew it would be rewarding. But I didn’t really know the extent to which it would be those things. It’s so much harder than I thought, and it’s so much more rewarding than I thought.
One thing that has helped me in my mom journey has been movies about mothers that I can relate to. Even though there are obviously more dramatic interpretations of motherhood in films, the main messages make me feel like my struggles as a mom are common. Sometimes it’s good to remember that it’s ok to laugh, to cry and to make mistakes as a mom. You should definitely check out these movies if you’re feeling like you need some mom support.
1. What To Expect When You’re Expecting
You’ve probably heard of the book by the same name, but if you’re more of a movie person, you might enjoy this film better than the book. With some of Hollywood’s top actors, this movie is a comedic portrayal of the struggles that women have during and after pregnancy. It’s a great movie to get you laughing and distract you from the everyday trials of motherhood for a couple of hours.
Head over to MovieGeekBlog to read one movie-goers review and see if it peaks your interest.
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2. Baby Mama
Shining light on a less traditional look at motherhood, this movie is about a single woman who uses a surrogate to have a baby. Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler are the main stars, so you know it’s funny! Whether you’re a married mom, a single mom or a divorced mom, there are things in this movie that all moms can relate to.
Read more about this movie and find others that you might enjoy at DVDs Release Dates.
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3. Moms’ Night Out
While this movie is about stressed out moms looking for a night out, it does focus heavily on dads. It actually makes dads look like they are pretty incompetent when it comes to caring for children, and while that has some truth to it, it was exaggerated in this film. The storyline pushes a more traditional lifestyle but still has elements of non-traditional humor.
Read what mom blogger Kristi of And Babies Don’t Keep had to say about this movie, and then decide if it’s one you want to check out.
What I loved about Juno is that it shed light on two topics that we’re sometimes afraid to talk about- adoption and teen pregnancy. Even young moms, and moms who never planned on being moms need a support system. With all of the judgment there is these days, this movie turns what many consider to be taboo issues into something worth talking about. It exemplifies the courage that it takes to place a child up for adoption, and the love that women can have for children who they themselves did not bear.
Learn more about this heartwarming film, and watch the trailer over on Flixster.
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5. The Back-Up Plan
I love a good (but not cheesy) romantic comedy. If there’s one actress who can pull off the damsel in distress act, it’s Jennifer Lopez. There are predictable parts of the movie, no doubt, but the overall message- that sometimes life throws us curve balls- is one most women can relate to. Before we find our “Mr. Right,” we often make plans that include having children and balancing a career. This movie makes you feel like your dreams can come true.
If you want to learn more about the set design and filming locations, check out Hooked On Houses.
We can’t forget about the stepmoms out there! They are just as important as biological moms. While I myself am not a stepmom, this movie definitely tugged at my heartstrings. It’s not just about finding your place as a mother/stepmother, but trying to figure out where you fit in with your family. It’s a tear jerker, but well worth the pile of bunched up tissues!
You’ll never guess what the Spanish translation of this movie is. Head over to POPSUGAR to find out, and see what other movie titles translated incorrectly.
7. Bad Moms
I just went to see this movie, and it was really good! There was a large amount of profanity and sexual references, but sometimes moms need a break from the baby talk and mom life. This was, in fact, the message of the movie. Even when we feel like we’re doing everything wrong, it’s totally fine to learn as we go. Moms deserve to let loose sometimes and to take a break to just enjoy time for themselves.
If you head over to teaser-trailer.com, you’ll find some cool movie posters, as well as information on other upcoming movies.