"First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at a "Women for Obama" event in New York in 2011."
Great moms are, in many ways, superheroes. They bring us into the world, take care of us, love us and teach us how to be good people.
This Mother's Day, salute your mom and these other moms who make being badass look easy.
From big-name stars like Beyonce to everyday heroes like Cheryl Anderson and Angela Cavallo, here are 25 moms who are doing it right.
1. Angelina Jolie
On the list of badass celebrities, Jolie will always be at the top. She flies planes, rides motorcycles and is covered in tattoos, in addition to being an Oscar-winning movie star with loads of action films under her belt. But she's also a super mom, with three biological children and three adopted children from Vietnam, Cambodia and Ethiopia.
2. Valeh Levy
This mom saved her 15-year-old daughter from being eaten by a shark while surfing in Florida. Mom, shark and surfing all in one sentence? That equals a badass.
3. Angela Cavallo
You know those stories you hear in which adrenaline makes people super strong? In 1982, Angela Cavallo (who was in her late 50s) was at home with her son, who was working on his 1964 Chevy Impala in the driveway. But the car collapsed, pinning her son underneath it. Cavallo rushed out to help him and, in a rush of adrenaline and hysterical strength, lifted the car long enough for neighbors to come and help pull him out.
Beyoncé was a superstar before she gave birth to baby Blue Ivy in 2012. But she laid low, preparing for an impressive comeback. She performed at the Super Bowl, sang the National Anthem at the presidential inauguration and released one of the most talked-about albums of 2013.
5. The Facebook mom
A Utah mom, who preferred to stay anonymous, saved her son's life by doing the one thing he'd hate: checking his Facebook page. She found comments from two teenage boys who were threatening to shoot her son and immediately alerted the authorities. The boys were later found outside of the school, and police said they had a gun, a loaded magazine, marijuana and a bong.
6. Mindy Tran
This 22-year-old mom put her twin daughters in a stationary car, when all of a sudden itstarted rolling backward. Tran used herself as a human speed bump in order to slow the car down so it wouldn't roll into traffic. She got a broken leg and dislocated shoulder and hip, but her twins were safe and sound.
7. Angie Keiser
Angie Keiser takes dress up to the next level. She started a blog called Fashion by Mayhem (her daughter's nickname) on which the duo creates outlandishly fun outfits that only a child could dream up.
8. Colin's mom
On Feb. 2, 2014, a mom named Jennifer wanted to surprise her son Colin for his 11th birthday. She created a secret Facebook page for him, sharing that she wanted to do something special because her son lived with disabilities and was always alone at school because the other kids didn't like him. The page went viral, with over 2.2 million likes and an outpouring of birthday wishes from all over the world.
9. Camille Boivin
When this Quebec mom found out her son, Jacob, had type 1 diabetes, she and the father, Phillippe Aumond, decided to do something special. To make their son comfortable, they both got tattoos of insulin pumps on their hips.
10. Tina Fey
This is the woman who gave you Mean Girls, 30 Rock and became the first female head writer of Saturday Night Live. Not only is she one of the funniest comedians in Hollywood today, she constantly tells hilarious stories about the weird stuff her kids do.
The Shoshone Indian was a guide and translator for Lewis and Clark in the early 1800s. Shortly after joining the expedition, she gave birth to her son, Jean Baptiste. However, she didn't leave the perilous journey, and instead opted to carry little JB on her back the entire way.
12. The Nairobi mall mom
In 2014, photographer Tyler Hicks won a Pulitzer Prize for taking this photograph of a woman protecting her kids during the 2013 terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Kenya. More than 65 people were killed, but the mother and her two children stayed alive, laying still for five hours. Music was playing in the mall's speakers, so the mom kept her kids calm by singing to them throughout the attack.
13. Hillary Clinton
The former First Lady and Secretary of State (and lover of pantsuits) is a feminist icon for her political strides and sharp wit. Plus, just look at her amazing Twitter bio.
14. Erin Kramp
When Texas mom Erin Kramp realized she was dying of cancer, she tried to find out a way she could still play an active part in her 6-year-old daughter's life. Thus, she set off on an epic video quest, recording herself giving messages of advice and guidance for her daughter as she got older.
15. Sandra Bullock
After winning an Oscar in 2010, Bullock's life seemed picture perfect. She was a newly minted American sweetheart and was in the process of adopting a son with husband Jesse James. Then, news broke that James had cheated on the star with multiple women, and Bullock subsequently filed for divorce. She carried on with the adoption as a single parent, finally bringing home a little baby boy named Louis Bardo Bullock.
16. Michelle Obama
She's the First Lady and wonder mom to daughters Sasha and Malia, and she's got the best arms on this list.
17. Cheryl Anderson
Two months into her pregnancy, British mum Cheryl Anderson found out she had cancer. Concerned more about her child than herself, Anderson refused chemotherapy and recommended medication, instead opting for intense radiotherapy, which wouldn't be toxic to the baby. Six months in, doctors performed an emergency C-section, delivering a healthy baby girl named Taylor. Just hours later, Anderson passed away.
18. Lindsay Fisher
When 4-year-old Noah Fisher found out he'd have to wear glasses, he burst into tears because he thought people would make fun of him. His mom decided to make a Facebook page called Glasses for Noah, where friends and family could post photos of their glasses to make Noah feel more comfortable with his new look. The page went viral, now with more than 92,000 likes and photos of friendly four-eyed strangers from more than 30 countries.
19. Lydia Angiyou
In a small Quebec village, Lydia Angiyou's son and two nephews were playing outside when a polar bear ambled dangerously close to the kids. The petite Angiyou distracted the bear while the kids ran away, facing it one-on-one. The bear struck her down, but she kicked and yelled until a neighbor with a rifle heard the commotion and took a shot at the animal.
20. Sheryl Sandberg
One of the more famous females in tech, Facebook COO Sandberg is an advocate for equality in the workplace. Her 2013 bestselling book Lean In laid out the ways women should take charge of their careers and their home lives, particularly in regard to relationships and parenting.
21. Bridget Riedl-Laing
Bridget Riedl-Laing was on an adventurous rafting trip with her three children when their canoe capsized. As her husband watched, unable to help from the riverbank, Riedl-Laing swam against the current, delivering her three children safely to land. However, she lost her strength and was sucked under by the current.
22. J.K. Rowling
Before Rowling hit it big as the author of the Harry Potter series, she was a struggling single mom who could barely make ends meet. After achieving success, she became the president of Gingerbread, an organization that supports single parents. She's also called those difficult years the proudest achievement of her life.
23. Minna Wilson
It has to be tough to have a son who's a boxer. That was clearly the case for Minna Wilson, whose son Tony Wilson was in the ring getting cornered by opponent Steve McCarthy. Wielding a high-heeled shoe, Minna stormed into the ring to bash McCarthy in the head, because nobody beats up her son. She's literally the embodiment of this song.
24. Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler, one of the stars of millennial-era SNL and Parks and Rec, is mom to sons Abel and Archibald. She made headlines in 2012 when it was announced that she and husband Will Arnett would be splitting up after nine years, vaulting her into high-profile single motherhood.
25. Anna Jarvis
Who started this whole Mother's Day tradition anyway? That would be Ann Jarvis, a West Virginia woman who campaigned for the holiday to be celebrated nationally in the early 1900s. After years of campaigning and lobbying, President Woodrow Wilson finally established Mother's Day in 1914.