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The Evolving Role of 'Mom' in Pop Culture

Growing up, most of us were exposed to movies and TV shows that suggested the idea of what the "perfect" family was. Moms stayed home and tended to the house and kids, while dads went to work. Although that still remains true in many families, times are a-changin'. As we reached 2000 and the turn of the century, there was a marked increase in diversity in the household and the role of the single mom also began to rise.