Ever watched It’s A Wonderful Life from Mary’s perspective? It’s Christmas Eve, her kid is sick, her family business is in trouble, and her depressed husband disappears for hours. But she keeps it together, and manages to raise eight grand in one night to save her family. Are we sure that George is really the hero of the movie? We love this tough, sassy mama and this classic movie, so this Mom Crush Monday was a no-brainer.

Nobody knows exactly how much they’ll change when they get pregnant. But for Cheyenne from Superstore, the answer is apparently ‘not at all’.

Cheyenne went from a fun-loving teen to a … well pretty much the same exact thing. Sure, we didn’t all get pregnant in high school. But we can definitely relate to how much Cheyenne doesn’t give a crap about what people think or say about her. You keep showing your true colors, girl.

What CAN’T Jennifer Hudson do? She’s a singer, songwriter, actor, activist, and somehow she also finds the time to be an awesome mom. Honestly the thought of doing just one of those makes us exhausted.

So in honor of this tireless mama, we put together a few clips of her being her inspiring self. Here’s to you, J Hud!

Is there anything Ali Wong can’t do? She did a stand-up special while 8 months pregnant. She’s one of the best parts of the popular new show American Housewife. And through it all she’s an awesome mom to two kids. She’s one of our heroes, and we’re proud to call this funny mother our mom crush of the week.

Sookie St. James can do it all. She’s a great friend, a loving mom, a talented chef, and a hilariously smart woman. Sure she’s also a little bit of a klutz, and kind of a control freak. But nobody’s perfect, right?

So in honor of the return of Gilmore Girls to our tv, and in the spirit of being a good-enough mom, we’re dedicating this week’s Monday Mom Crush to Sookie.

Being a step-mom is tricky. You never know quite how to walk the line between friend and parent, you don’t want to overstep your boundaries but you still want to be a positive influence. Plus then there’s the spouse. How the hell does anyone do it?

There are some nasty step-moms in movies and tv, but there’s one that stands out as exactly the parent we want to be. Maria von Trapp is kind, fun, loving, responsible, and makes it all look easy. Plus she’s got a wicked good sense of style. So here’s the step-mama that continues to inspire us (even if we can’t sing).