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The Workin’ Moms Characters Have Changed So Much Through The Years

In a way, haven’t we all grown with them?

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Workin’ Moms has seen a lot of change in five seasons. As we wait for Season 6, take a look at how they’ve all changed but be warned: Spoilers are ahead for Seasons 1 through 5.

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Kate Foster — Then

Remember Season 1 Kate Foster? Heading back to work as a PR executive after maternity leave, she joins a Mommy & Me group to deal with her loneliness and anxiety. And this changes everything for her.

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Kate Foster — Now

By Season 5, Kate has it (mostly) together. She’s managing Anne’s book launch, her marriage to Nathan seems solid. Until a boy comes to her door who appears to be Nathan’s son. And throws her whole world into upheaval.

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Nathan Foster — Then

Nathan Foster was just a regular dad trying to work and connect with his wife in the first season, but that all changed by Season 2. He cheated on Kate with Mean Nanny, and the couple struggle to stay together.

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Nathan Foster — Now

At the end of Season 5, we find out that Nathan might have a son. He’s been acting weird all season, working out constantly after learning of his ex-girlfriend’s death. And now perhaps we know why.

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Anne Carlson — Then

Anne Carlson is a mom of two, a psychiatrist, and Kate’s best friend. The first season sees her struggling financially, working from home, and dealing with her complicated relationship with partner Lionel.

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Anne Carlson — Now

By Season 5, things are very different for Anne. She moved across the country to follow Lionel’s career and ended up finding her own; she wrote a book. Her path follows her back to Toronto, but naturally there’s trouble along the way.

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Lionel Carlson — Then

Emotionally-available to a fault, Lionel is the ying to Anne’s yang in Season 1. He starts out as a sweet sensitive foil to Anne, a man who makes plans and wants to do the right thing.

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Lionel Carlson — Now

Season 5, however, sees a new side of Lionel. He becomes internet famous as “Punch Dad” after losing his temper and punching his daughter’s boyfriend, and he ended up getting arrested.

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Frankie Coyne — Then

Frankie is a mom struggling with postpartum depression in Season 1 of Workin’ Moms. She and wife Giselle welcomed daughter Rhoda, but Frankie can’t seem to pull herself out of those dark depths. Which is where her new friends step in.

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Frankie Coyne — Now

Sadly, Season 5 was Frankie’s last season of Workin’ Moms. The real estate agent is finally thriving in her final season, although struggling to bond with her adopted son Solomon while new wife Bianca is away.

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Jenny Matthews — Then

Jenny started out on Workin’ Moms resenting her return to work. She had an identity crisis as a new mom and struggled to find the right balance between work and motherhood and relationships.

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Jenny Matthews — Now

Oh how life has changed for Jenny by Season 5 of Workin’ Moms. She has been up to no good in this season, lying to the man in her life about being pregnant. Except surprise; she is, indeed, pregnant.

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Val Szalinsky — Then

It could be argued that Val Szalinsky, the overzealous playgroup instructor in Workin’ Moms, was the catalyst that brought them together. Val is a single mom with two adult sons who just wants to break into that inner mom group. Will it ever happen?

Val Szalinsky — Now

Six seasons in and Val is still trying to crack the code with the other moms. She’s booking bachelorette parties and girls’ weekend getaways, but all that enthusiasm is still a big no from the group. Fortunately it’s still funny for us.

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Season 6 of Workin’ Moms starts streaming on May 10 on Netflix, so set aside some time to see how much more the moms have changed since we saw them last. And don’t worry, Season 7 is reportedly in the works.