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FX’s Better Things – Motherhood in All Its Glory!

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Better Things Thursday at 9pm CST on FX

There’s always Better Things! You are at the mall getting some things for the new school year. While there, your daughter finds a pair of earrings that she just has to have – right then. You know she doesn’t need those earrings, she already has a hundred pairs she rarely wears! The answer is no. And then the “tears” start. You ignore them, but everyone else walking by is judging you and shooting you looks of derision for hurting your child so terribly. Sound familiar? 

better things in the mall

While this was actually a scene from the premiere of the hilarious new sitcomBetter Things, it very easily could’ve been a scene from my life – or yours!  Created by Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon, the series stars Pamela Adlon as Sam, a working actress in LA who is doing her best to juggle parenthood, a working mom life, and the dating scene – all while raising three daughters on her own. Like all moms, Sam wears many hats — mom, dad, referee, and the cops. 

better things facedown on bed

Better Things depicts Motherhood in all it’s glory; the good, the bad, and the ugly. And even though I am not a single mom, I can still relate to so many things that Sam is going through. It’s like watching pieces of my own life unfold right there on the television screen. Only this time I can step back and laugh about it! And I am willing to bet you will, too!

better things sam and max

With a great cast, plenty of relatable scenes, and lots of quick-witted humor, Better Things definitely has the potential to become a household favorite. And it’s so nice to be reminded that we all have times as mothers when we want to (and probably do) scream into our pillows, just like Sam. If you missed the first and second episodes, you can watch both full episodes on

Better Things sam and duke thurs on FX

Better Things airs at 9pm CST every Thursday night on FX! Check it out! And remember, there are always better things than being the perfect parent!

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Shannon S

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

The smoke detecors, this happen to us all the time

Lorri K

Thursday 29th of September 2016

I have often thought that my kids had a special gene that made them the most effective interrupters in the world. If you were luck enough to sleep in, there was always something to wake you. The "Bed Eye" scene really captured that moment when you first wake up, but are afraid to move lest you stir the house. Hilarious show!

Breanna Pollard

Thursday 29th of September 2016


Leigh Anne Borders

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

I can so relate to the pillow pick. I am awful with pillows. It is like a buy a new one monthly. I think I am going to like one....but the agony! This looks like it will be a fun show to watch and relate to.

Tabathia B

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

I can relate to the bed eye clip, trying to tune out everything that shows that the kids are up and ready to drive me insane

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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