While Lucy cooks, cleans, shops and raises little Ricky Jr., she still manages to find time to embark on madcap adventures and hilarious schemes with best pal, Ethel.
I Love Lucy DVDs, from $20, Amazon.ca
Iconic homemaker June looks after the kids (between doing needlepoint and decorating cakes) while dad Ward dispenses advice and does not so much as wash a dish.
Leave It to Beaver DVDs, from $32, Chapters Indigo
Samantha is a stay-at-home witch, who casts spells and practises magic, while also raising the two children she shares with her mortal husband, Darrin.
Bewitched DVDs, from $19, Amazon.ca
Television's favourite blended family was often led by its cool and collected matriarch Carol Brady, second wife to Greg and SAHM to six children (with help from Alice the housekeeper).
The Brady Bunch DVDs, from $21, Chapters Indigo
Money is tight, but love is large in the Evans family — a tough yet tender SAHM, three teens and a dedicated dad who works several jobs in the Chicago housing projects
Good Times DVDs, from $20, HMV.ca
Forced to retire from the major leagues after an injury, baseball player (and single father) Tony Micelli takes the first job he finds — as the live-in housekeeper of career-minded Angela Bower.
Who’s the Boss, Season 1 DVD, $20, Amazon.ca
A harried SAHM, three kids, meddling in-laws and mountains of laundry — sounds about right.
Everybody Loves Raymond DVDs, from $32, Chapters Indigo
Bernie and his wife take on his sister's three children when she decides to enter rehab. Staying at home to raise the kids ultimately teaches Bernie life lessons, both hilarious and poignant.
The Bernie Mac Show, Season 1 DVD, from $15, Amazon.ca
This hit sitcom has it all: an interracial blended family, a devoted gay SAHD and a (mostly) got-it-all-together SAHM.
Modern Family airs on CityTV. Visit CityTV.com for scheduling info and to view past episodes.
SAHD Joel Graham is devoted to his young daughter, Sydney. He's also quite popular among the SAHMs in his neighbourhood — a point of contention with his spouse, Julia. Humorous and poignant reflections of real life ensue.
Parenthood DVDs, from $38, Chapters Indigo
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