Life Lessons from TV Moms: Lorelai Gilmore from ‘Gilmore Girls’

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Growing up in the ‘00s meant you had probably been exposed to Gilmore Girls, which aired on the WB (before the network became the CW). Lorelai Gilmore, played by Lauren Graham, was the quirky, sassy, good-natured mother to Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel). She was a coffee addict and an entrepreneur who raised her teenaged daughter by herself, instilling values of love and intellect in her throughout their years together. To anyone who watched the Gilmore girls go through seven seasons of drama and bad decisions, they may have picked up some lessons from Lorelai along the way. We’ve narrowed it down to an important few.  

1. Coffee and Diner Food Will Soothe all of Life’s Woes 

Even if you weren’t allowed to drink coffee yet when Gilmore Girls was airing, you probably held some reverence for the breakfast beverage after watching Lorelai’s life. A magic potion that makes mornings easier combined with food that will make you feel full — if not a bit gross due to massive levels of grease. That’s the cure to any bad mood or bad decision.

2. Be Proud of What You Love and Don’t Be Afraid of Expressing It (Even if That Means Talking During Movies)

Sure, geeks and nerds may be more socially acceptable now than they were 10 years ago. Maybe Lorelai Gilmore had something to do with that cultural shift, or maybe we’re reaching just a bit. Either way, if you loved staying in to watch movie marathons or carried a book everywhere you went, the Gilmores were your spirit animals and made those activities cool. Also, if you have a habit of taking while watching a flick, it’s probably Lorelai’s fault. 

3. You Can Achieve Anything Through Hard Work… and Sass

If our own mothers didn’t teach us to work hard and keep a good attitude, Lorelai certainly did. And by “good attitude” we mean “with just enough sass to get the job done.” No TV mom was as sassy and diligent as Lorelai Gilmore, and we strived to be just like her as we grew up.