Moms are mysterious creatures who even with all their commitments to careers, their communities and outside passions, manage to shape little beings into pretty cool folks. While we think all moms are amazing, we’ve chosen a very special group of our fave LA power moms who are not only holding down the fort at home, but are also creating, inventing, inspiring, innovating and pursuing their dreams in a wide variety of fields. From moms who make us laugh to incredible mompreneuers, these amazing ladies are kicking butt and taking names. Click through the slideshow to meet them.

Kay Cannon, Creator/Executive Producer & Showrunner for Netflix Comedy, Girlboss

A great sense of humor is critical to surviving parenthood, and this uber talented mom has it in spades. As creator/writer of mega movie franchise, Pitch Perfect, as well as her work on beloved comedies like 30 Rock and The New Girl, Cannon makes it her mission to keep us laughing (and for that we thank her!). Her biggest fan though is undoubtedly her adorable 3-year-old daughter, Leni. When Cannon’s not busy juggling her hectic schedule running the highly anticipated new Netflix series, Girlboss, she and husband, Eben, love exploring their hometown hood with Leni: going swimming at the Mullholland Tennis Club, visiting the Studio City Farmer’s Market or even doing something as simple as playing with cars in the CVS on Laurel Canyon. In attempting to balance work and family, Cannon says, “Prioritize specific kid stuff you simply cannot miss. (i.e Leni's first day of preschool). Asking for help is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Luckily, I'm surrounded by a wonderful group of people who help raise Leni with me so that I can work and also get a haircut.”

photo: Kay Cannon

Who are your favorite LA Power Moms? Give them a shout out in the space below! They sure deserve it!

–Jennifer O’Brien