As Beverly Goldberg on ABC’s hit comedy The Goldbergs, week after week Wendi McLendon-Covey proves she's one loving mother. It doesn’t matter if her kids are treating her with complete disdain or clever manipulation, the sweater loving “smother” is always on hand for her family. Wendi credits the real-life Beverly Goldberg (mother of Adam, the creator of the series) for inspiration when it comes to loving your kids through the trials and tribulations of adolescence. “No one loves her kids more than [the real] Beverly does,” Wendi recently told me. “But isn’t that what parents do?