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).

Rayna James is one badass mama. She’s a chart-topping country star, she keeps at least 3 men on her back burners, but she still manages to make time to put her kids first. Well, her kids and her incredible collection of sequined tops.

Nashville may be a soap, but Rayna definitely isn’t like so many of the squeaky clean moms of teens on TV.  We love her for her attitude, her honesty, and her incredible talent. Who better to make our Mom Crush Monday!

This Monday mom crush is a twofer! Stef and Lena Adams-Foster have more to deal with than most moms. The two women head a household of five kids, several of them from tough backgrounds, and deal with a whole bunch of drama from work and home. 

But somehow they keep it (and their marriage) together. So our mom crush Monday goes out to these tough mamas, who fight for their kids, and for what’s right. They’re a true inspiration.