Lockdown 1 and Lockdown 2 in the UK has seen us turn to our screens for an escape more than we would like to admit. At Muslim Mamas we know that being a mama is a fulltime job whether you work, stay at home or … work from home while simultaneously being a teacher, childminder, chef and cleaner (thanks Covid!).
After the kids have finally gone to sleep and all the chores are done get stuck into these shows which are all about that thing that you constantly do … Motherhood! Not quite an escape but trust us, they are super relatable!
About: A friendship group of four very different working mothers try to balance their jobs, love life and family. Set in Canada. This show is honest, funny and you will probably identify with some if not all of the characters at some point.
Cast: Catherine Reitman, Dani Kind, Juno Ruddell
How many episodes: 47 over 4 seasons
About: A comedy set in Australia about becoming a new mother and having a collection of mums to turn too. It touches on the very real situation of struggling to find support and how coping plays out when you are navigating through the first year of your child’s life as a new mum.
Cast: Alison Bell, Lucy Durack, Sacha Horler
How many episodes: 13 over 2 seasons
About: A comedy about a working mum in London and all the bizarre characters and situations which present in her day to day life. She’s disorganised and chaotic which you will either watch with quiet understanding or with satisfaction knowing you are doing just fine with this whole parenting thing in comparison to the main character.
Cast: Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Paul Ready
Number of episodes: 7 over 1 season.
About: In this film there is an honesty about getting older and parenting. The parents are shown working through struggles in a funny yet true to home way over a number of issues such as sibling rivalry, debts and an unplanned pregnancy. Some movies depict motherhood as easy … not this one!
About: If you have been pregnant you can relate to this movie, because it features so many different types of mothers. From the way your relationships change, to the change in yourself it’s all in this movie and will definitely take you back down memory lane.
About: This film focuses on the wedding planning of a couple who happen to be neighbours. Their mothers are heavily involved and the film although pitched as a comedy will ring true for any daughters or mothers who have been through the process of getting married. It perfectly captures the emotional rollercoaster of the parents joy and loss and is definitely worth a watch.
Which have you seen? Let us know your favourites in the comments!