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'SNL' Celebrated Mother's Day With an On-Point Illustration of the 'Perfect Mom' - 1 weeks ago, 11:29

Maressa Brown

May 13, 2019

Yesterday, moms everywhere paid tribute to their own moms, thanking them for everything they did and everything they taught them about raising little ones. Mother's Day has a way of bringing a bevy of memories and self-examination to the surface. For instance, lots of moms who feel like they're hot messes look back at their own childhoods and feel like their moms made parenting look super-easy and they could only aspire to be as "perfect" as their mom was. Ahead of the holiday, Saturday Night Live ran a sketch that definitely nailed this experience. 

An overwhelmed toddler mom, played by Heidi Gardner, has a heart-to-heart with her mom, played by host Emma Thompson, in which the former talks about all the ways she felt like her mom was pulled together, respectful, patient, calm, etc. But then we get flashbacks to what Thompson's character's #momlife really looked likeā€”and it was anything but perfect. For instance, ...
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