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2012 moms who made us feel good about ourselves

Remembers these moms?

We are often our own harshest critics, but these mothers made even our worst mom moments seem like award winners.

Patricia Krentcil – Better known as "Tanning Mom," the New Jersey mom became toast overnight after being arrested for allegedly putting her 5-year-old daughter in a tanning booth. She says it was all a big misunderstanding.

Lynn Weiss – The New York socialite put her 7-year-old daughter on a weight-loss diet, publicly shamed the girl into losing 16 pounds and wrote about her mother-daughter hunger game in a "how I tortured my fat kid" essay in Vogue magazine.

June Shannon –While entertaining train wreck watchers, Honey Boo Boo's mom spent the year on TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras and their spin-off show boosting her 6-year-old daughter Alana's energy for pageant performances with "pageant crack" Pixy Stix and "Go-Go- Juice," a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew. 'There are far worse things," she defended herself. "I could be giving her alcohol."

Nadya Suleman – Octomom is back. Or rather, she never really left us. A month after she took her clothes off for an adult video, the octuplets mom accepted a job dancing topless at a Florida strip club. Suleman said she's determined to build a future for her 14 children through adult entertainment offers, although she refuses to touch another "human's flesh."

Alicia Silverstone – Her video-taped, pre-chewed feeding method turned a lot of people off, but she's really on this list for naming her son "Bear Blu."

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi – The pint-sized reality show star celebrated the birth of her son with an announcement that reportedly said, "The world just got another Guido!!!" We're faulting her for the 3 exclamation points...just stick with us, we're on a New Jersey thread here.

Jennifer Fletcher – The Ohio mom was booked in jail and charged with identity fraud, forgery and two counts of theft for reportedly ripping off her son while he was fighting in the Middle East.

(Far Fewer Than) One Millions Moms

– The Christian organization created by the American Family Association hated on Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year and now wants to spend Christmas doing the same. After boycotting J.C. Penney in February for choosing the openly gay comedian as a spokeswoman, the group recently waged a

second boycott

because they didn't like the lesbian playing an elf in a Christmas commercial. Who are these women??!

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