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.

Paulina Lopez-Velazquez & Bricia Lopez, Co-Hosts of Super Mamas Podcast & Restaurateurs of Guelaguetza

Sisters and mothers, Paulina Lopez-Velazquez and Bricia Lopez are nothing if not busy these days—hosting their uber popular podcast, Super Mamas, running their family’s James Beard Award-winning restaurant, Guelaguetza, and raising three young kiddos (aged 18-months to 5-years-old) between them. Ever since they were children themselves, this dynamic duo has worked in their family’s restaurant business serving up the city’s most to-die-for Oaxacan cuisine, and creating fab food products they sell online and through grocers. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve created the Super Mamas podcast which has quickly become a relatable lifeline to countless Latina moms. During their weekly podcast, they discuss finding balance in a bicultural world and the challenges they face on a daily basis from language at home, mom guilt, outside judgment, parenting styles that go against everything they grew up seeing and traditions. Bricia says, “With Super Mamas, we create a space for new moms to come together and be inspired. The podcast has grown into a sisterhood that goes beyond the listener audience, we love connecting with our moms in person, hence our annual Super Mamas Social and our upcoming Vision Board Posada.”

photo: Paulina Lopez-Velazquez and Bricia Lopez

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–Jennifer O’Brien