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.

Estee Stanley, Kimberly Muller, Monica Saunders Weinberg & Jessica Biel, Restaurateurs of Au Fudge

Estee Stanley, Kimberly Muller, Monica Saunders Weinberg and Jessica Biel are the brilliant restaurateurs behind kiddie hotspot, Au Fudge, which has quickly become the go-to eatery for parents looking to kick back with a nice meal and delish cocktails while their tykes play under the watchful eyes of experienced au pairs. Our only question is, “Why did no one think of this sooner?!” When they’re not overseeing Au Fudge, the ladies are busy with their other careers, volunteering and of course their own precious families. Stanley has two little ones under age 9, Muller is mom to three girls under 13, Weinberg has three boys under 11 and Biel is doting mom to 18-month old Silas. If there's such a thing as finding balance, Weinberg says, “Set a priority list – what needs you as a whole, what needs your time, what needs your input, what needs your money, what needs your attention. For me, my kids and their needs come first. To the best of my ability, I make that happen. It's all a juggle. I think every mom tries her best to do that no matter how good or bad we are at it. I try and surround myself with mothers that I role model off.”

photo: Au Fudge Moms (not pictured: Monica Saunders Weinberg)

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–Jennifer O’Brien