Time's 10 Best Mothers Ever...

Mother Earth, Marge Simpson make the cut
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted May 11, 2008 5:35 PM CDT
Gaia, or Mother Earth, is recognized in the top 10 mothers.    (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – No one's perfect, but some moms get pretty close—even if they do have control issues, out-of-wedlock kids, or a little drug habit. Time picked these winners for going against the grain.

  1. Dumbo's mom: for giving her child wings
  2. The moms of The Joy Luck Club: for caring a bit too much
  3. Gaia, or Mother Earth: for the skies and the fields

  1. Rusty Dennis in Mask: for defending her deformed kid
  2. Moses' mom: for saving him
  3. Florida Evans from The Good Times: for her no-nonsense
  4. Whistler's mom: for being the perfect matron
  5. Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter: for teaching her daughter pride
  6. Marge Simpson: for her self-sacrifice
  7. The Queen Mother in Aliens: for protecting her babies