|By: Lisa J.|
Ladies and gentlemen: June Cleaver, wife to Ward Cleaver and mother to Wally and Beaver. Barbara Billingsley’s character on the famous American sitcom Leave It to Beaver is more than just a character, she’s an American ideology. I’m sure many mothers have at one point or another dreamed of living the seemingly effortless role that she portrayed, I can even recall my own mother comparing herself to the picture-perfect, apron-wearing, house-cleaning, cookie-baking, always put-together June Cleaver. Yet, as much as we all adore her, we must not forget that’s she’s fictional, and if she were managing a household today she’d be more akin to characters such as Lynette Scavo from Desperate Housewives, Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett from Modern Family or even perhaps Nancy Botwin from Weeds. The modern mom is probably best known for having to balance her kids, marriage, pets, home, health, education, career, and whatever else gets thrown at her and also is expected to be fashionable. I don’t know about you, but that’s enough to remind me to thank my mom for everything she’s done this Mother’s Day! I’ve also found some stellar purses for those modern moms who are constantly on the go – they’d make great gifts too!
3. ELLE Therese Crocodile Hobo $69
4. Kate Spade Mott Street Riley $425
6. Fossil Modern Cargo Crossbody $148
Photo from Passport Magazine.