5 Reasons Why Molly Weasley is the Ultimate Mom

Happy Mother’s Day!! When I thought about making a Mother’s Day post about fictional moms, one woman immediately popped into my head: Molly Weasley. Every year this red-headed witch tops countless lists of fictional mothers… but why? In an attempt to answer this age-old question, here are 5 reasons why Mrs. Weasley is the ultimate fictional mom:

1. She does it all.

My jaw basically drops any time there’s a scene with Mrs. Weasley doing housework. She’s the master of multi-tasking, even if she does have the help of magic on her side.

2. She doesn’t take any $h!t.

Exhibit A: the Howler. Don’t mess with Molly Weasley, folks!

3. She gives the best Christmas presents.

My goal in life is to receive one of Mrs. Weasley’s knitted jumpers for Christmas. A girl can dream, right?

4. She’s incredibly strong and independent.

I think my favorite scenes of Molly Weasley are in the epic battle at Hogwarts in the final book. Not only does she shout her famously bad@$$ line, but she also demonstrates that mothers (and people in general!) cannot be categorized in a single box. Mothers can be both sweet and strong, feminine and fighting experts.

5. You won’t find a more caring and loving witch.

Above all else, Mrs. Weasley is the ultimate fictional mom because she is endlessly caring, kind, thoughtful, and giving. She loves Harry as though he were her own son and always welcomes people into her home on holidays and when danger arises. She stands up for what she believes in and will stop at nothing to protect those she loves. ❀

Do you think Molly Weasley is the ultimate fictional mom? What are your favorite mothers in fiction? Let me know in the comments section below!

Happy Mother Day!!



37 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why Molly Weasley is the Ultimate Mom

  1. I love that when Molly sees Harry for the first time, she doesn’t see ‘the boy who lived’, she sees an eleven-year-old boy who’s on his own and needs some help ❀

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  2. Molly Weasly is the best! I like that she is realy kind and considerate. My favourite fictional mother is probably Ilane of Mindelan, or maybe Rosa from the Book Thief.

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    1. Oooh Rosa from The Book Thief is such a fantastic mom, too! I definitely need to reread that book sometime soon. I read it years ago and vaguely remember the basic plot, but the little details are a bit fuzzy.

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  3. Molly Weasly as the best! She manages housework, 7 children, and also is a really good witch! I think the portrayal of her in the books is very feminist, because it shows you can have a lot of feminine qualities like being a stay at home mother who knits and bakes and does housework but also can be independent and strong, and scary (all her kids are so much more scared of there than their dad, right?), and fight evil and stuff.

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    1. I completely agree!! I love the way the movies portray Molly. (And I think you’re definitely right about her kids fearing her more than Mr. Weasley!!) πŸ™‚

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  4. This is so true! And she just accepts Harry into her home and family without a second thought, even though she has so many children and they’re already struggling to get by. Both Molly and Arthur are so giving.

    I wish we saw more families like this in Harry Potter. And in all fiction, really. You don’t see a lot of strong family units in books, but I think it’s important to include them.

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    1. I couldn’t agree more! I always love reading books about strong, supportive families that play a large role in the story, but unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be many books like that out there that I’ve come across.


  5. I love this post so, so much ❀ Molly is an incredible mom for sure and such an amazing character, I love her so much! That scene in the last Harry Potter, during the battle, is EPIC for sure and one of my favorite scenes of hers, but also one of my favorite scenes ever πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you!! ❀ THAT SCENE is amazing and I basically held my breath the entire movie waiting in excited anticipation for it. It's such an incredible moment because she's so strong and fierce but also loving and caring at the same time. She's definitely a role model– not just for moms or women, but for everyone!

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  6. Yes and YES she’s so precious and amazing! And like how she just adopts every motherless wizard who needs to be hugged and fed. ❀ Whenever I think of amazing YA parents, she's definitely top of the list. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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    1. Definitely! It makes me wonder if there was a real life Molly Weasley who inspired J.K. Rowling to create the character… she must have been one amazing mom! πŸ™‚


    1. I completely agree!! I’m so happy that they portrayed all of her character’s depth on the big screen as well, because it’s such an important aspect of the books. ❀

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  7. Love, love, love this post! Molly is definitely one of the best fictional mothers out there – she’s so loving and caring and the way she just adopts Harry as one of her own always makes my heart melt. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❀

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