After the end of a long week, many of us exclaim "TGIF!" meaning, of course, "Thank God it's Friday." The feeling of having an entire weekend ahead of us is pretty sweet. But in the '90s, TGIF was actually a term used for the line-up of TV shows on ABC on Friday evening. Shows like Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Family Matters, Full House, and Boy Meets World were part of the line-up.
Many of us watched these amazing shows and waited with anticipation for Friday to arrive. Maybe this is when we started learning how fun binge-watching is?!
Today, many of the TGIF stars have children, whether they have a large family with three or four kids or they've got one son or daughter. Here are 15 ways that these TGIF stars parent.
15 SOLEIL MOON FRYE: SABRINA'S BFF IS A BOHEMIAN MOM TO FOUR BEAUTIFULLY NAMED KIDS
Sabrina The Teenage Witch is a beloved show and Soleil Moon Frye played Sabrina's friend Roxie King. Today, she has four kids. She's definitely a bohemian mom, based on the unique names that she gave her children: Lyric, Jagger, Poet, and Story.
According to Popsugar, she wrote a parenting book called Happy Chaos. She said, "I'm a free-spirit hippie" but shared that Lyric has reflux so that made things more serious and concerning.
14 CANDACE CAMERON BURE: D.J. TANNER IS NOW A MOM OF THREE, AND SHE'S PRETTY STRICT
We loved D.J. Tanner and now Candace Cameron's children are 17-year-old Maksim, 19-year-old Lev, and 20-year-old Natasha.
Candace is definitely a strict mom: as Parents.com says, she has said that she and her husband are strict in terms of how they handle when their kids misbehave. A lot of people were surprised to hear this. And according to E online, the actress has said, "I'm a pretty tough, strict mom!"
13 MELISSA JOAN HART: THE FORMER TEEN WITCH DOESN'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
Melissa Joan Hart became famous as Sabrina Spellman, the teenage witch with an adorable and funny personality. She has three sons: 13-year-old Mason, 11-year-old Braydon, and six-year-old Tucker.
It sounds like she doesn't sweat the small stuff. In a 2015 NY Daily News interview, her son's pacifier was on the floor, and she said, "You know, he's not going to college with that pacifier. There are bigger things to fight about right now. I want him to eat his veggies."
12 DANIELLE FISHEL: TOPANGA'S PREGGO WITH HER FIRST KID AND WANTS TO TELL HIM TO KEEP SMILING
Danielle Fishel is going to give birth to her first child pretty soon (her due date is July), and the Boy Meets World star shared that she was pregnant in January 2019.
According to what she told USA Today, it sounds like she's going to tell her son to keep smiling and to stay optimistic. She said, "Positive people can lift you up. That's what I plan to teach my son. Make sure you have the best people around you."
11 STACEY DASH: THE 'CLUELESS' STAR COMMUNICATES WITH HER CHILDREN, EVEN ABOUT TOUGH THINGS
Stacey Dash starred in both the Clueless movie and TV show as Cher's BFF Dionne, the equally fashionable and fabulous high schooler. She has two kids: a 16-year-old daughter named Lola and a 27-year-old son named Austin.
She communicates with her children even about tough things, and we admire that for sure. Cafe Mom quoted Stacey as saying, "The best way to protect my children is to be honest with them."
10 RYAN REYNOLDS: FROM 'TWO GUYS, A GIRL AND A PIZZA PLACE' TO FATHER OF TWO WHO EMBRACES THE FUNNY SIDE OF PARENTING
We know Ryan Reynolds as Mr. Blake Lively and dad to two daughters (four-year-old James and two-year-old Inez). A baby is on the way, too. In the late '90s, Ryan starred in the TGIF show Two Guys, A Girl, And A Pizza Place.
Ryan embraces the funny side of parenting, and he and Blake are always cracking us up with stories and jokes. His best tweet: "I'm writing a children's book in "all caps" so people know to yell."
9 SCOTT WEINGER: DJ'S BF STEVE HAS A SON WHO HE TAKES TO MANY FUN EVENTS (LIKE THE NICKELODEON 2019 KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS)
D.J. Tanner and Steve Hale were a flawless teen couple and we enjoyed watching their relationship on Full House. IRL, Scott Weinger is now a dad to his son, Mischa, born in 2009.
Scott doesn't seem to talk about his family life a lot and keep things pretty private, but there are some really cute photos of him and his kid at various events. He took Mischa to the Nickelodeon 2019 Kid's Choice Awards.
8 JODIE SWEETIN: STEPHANIE TANNER DOESN'T SHY AWAY FROM CHATTING SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBILITY WITH HER TWO DAUGHTERS
Jodie Sweetin has two daughters (eight-year-old Beatrix and 11-year-old Zoie) and she's making sure to chat social media responsibility with them. She's setting such an awesome example.
As she told Today.com, "I have honest conversations with them about what social media really is — that it's not real. The things that you see, that you wish you looked like, or you wish you were, are not the real people. ... It's edited."
7 TAMERA MOWRY: THE 'SISTER, SISTER' ACTRESS PARENTS FROM THE HEART
We enjoyed watching Tamera Mowry and her sister on Sister, Sister. Today, Tamera has two kids: six-year-old son Aden and three-year-old daughter Ariah.
The star parents from the heart and that is something that is very important to her. As she said in an interview with Fit Pregnancy, "We as women were built for this. You just need to follow your gut most of the time, because [motherhood] naturally comes from within."
6 TIA MOWRY: HER SIS HELPED HER SON WITH A PEANUT ALLERGY AND BELIEVES IN SELF-CARE
Tia Mowry is a mom to one-year-old daughter Cairo and seven-year-old son Cree. She helped her son with a peanut allergy and has been really committed to that, so she's definitely a hands-on, wonderful mom.
She also believes in self-care. As she said on Offspring.lifehacker.com, "In order for you to be a good anything, whether it’s as a spouse, parent or friend, you have to take care of yourself."
5 JAIMEE FOXWORTH: FROM 'FAMILY MATTERS' TO RAISING A FAMILY, SHE MOVED PAST TOUGH TIMES TO BE A GREAT MOM TO HER SON
We loved watching Jaimee Foxworth as on Family Matters. These days, she's mom to her 10-year-old son, Michael Douglas Shaw Jr.
Jaimee has had some really tough times and she has moved past them and is a really great mom. She shared with The Huffington Post then when she found out that she was expecting, she decided to get better.
4 JOHN STAMOS: UNCLE JESSE IS AN AMAZING DAD TO SON BILLY AND DECIDED NOT TO PUT ANY PHOTOS ONLINE
Who doesn't love Uncle Jesse?! (Okay, and we love his great hair, too. We can't forget that.)
John Stamos is dad to his one-year-old son, Billy, who was born when the Full House star was 54. According to ET online, he posted on Father's Day in 2018, "for the rest of my life, I’ll always be known as someone’s dad. And that’s all I ever wanted." John has recently made the decision to not put pictures of Billy online because he got some negative comments.
3 RIDER STRONG: SHAWN HUNTER FROM 'BOY MEETS WORLD' IS HELPING HIS SON INDY SEE THE WORLD
Shawn Hunter was a private guy on Boy Meets World and we always thought that he was more mysterious than his best pal, Cory Matthews. IRL, Rider Strong, who is dad to four-year-old Indy (full name: Indigo), doesn't share a lot about his life as a dad.
He did post this cool photo on his social media. He's showing his kid the world and we love that.
2 ANDREA BARBER: KIMMY GIBBLER WANTS CHILDREN TO EMBRACE BEING ODD (IN A GOOD WAY)
Andrea Barber has two kids (12-year-old daughter Felicity and 15-year-old son Tate).
As the star told Today.com about Kimmy Gibbler, "She really embraced her differences. And I think there is a great message in there for kids about loving yourself.”
We can guess that she would want her children to love themselves, too. You can always find something positive about being odd and unique.
1 ELISA DONOVAN: AMBER FROM 'CLUELESS' LETS HER COOL DAUGHTER SCARLETT BE TOTALLY HERSELF (AND PICK OUT HER OWN CLOTHES)
Elisa Donovan played popular girl Amber in both the Clueless TV show and movie. Today, she's mom to her seven-year-old daughter Scarlett, who she lets be totally herself. It's so cool to see this.
She told People, "She dresses herself, which, the large majority of the time, is alarming. She either looks like a renegade punk or a 65-year-old botanist. She totally cracks me up and is entirely her own person."
Sources: Popsugar.com, Nydailynews.com, Usatoday.com, Thestir.cafemom.com, Huffpost.com, Foxnews.com, Fitpregnancy.com, Offspring.lifehacker.com, Today.com, People.com, Etonline.com, Wjla.com