Vanessa Lachey: ‘When You’re a Mom, You’re a Superhero’

06/08/2015 at 03:00 PM ET

Life is sweeter with two kids — and popsicles!

Vanessa Lachey wears several hats as a mother of two little ones, son Camden John, 2½, and daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth, 5 months. Now, the 34-year-old supermom is joining forces with Popsicle to launch the brand’s first-ever official comic book and new Avengers popsicle — a perfect fit for Lachey, whose son calls himself “Camden America.”

In fact, Camden and Scott Foley‘s son, Keller, have become quite the dynamic duo.

“[Keller] wears capes every day to school — it’s the cutest thing — and Camden became obsessed with it so then they became the duo. Super Camden and Super Keller. It’s fun,” Lachey tells PEOPLE.

“It’s fun to watch little boys let their imagination run wild and for me as a mom it’s great to see him evolve to this little person.”

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Now with her little boy growing up and wearing sneakers and jeans, Lachey feels like the time has flown.

“I thought at 2 you were still wearing onesies that said ‘Mama’s big guy,’ but he’s like a little man,” she shares.

Lachey and husband Nick recognize how fast the precious moments passed with Camden, which is why they are trying to savor time with their baby girl.

“Instead of thinking about when [Brooklyn’s] going to be there and what she’s going to be like, we’re just soaking up the babyness right now and the cooing and the swaddling for nap times,” she explains.

Big brother Camden is also enjoying special moments with his baby sister.

“[Camden] stood and plopped down on his bottom and [Brooklyn] started laughing at him,” she shares. “He was recognizing that he was making her laugh and so he kept saying, ‘Making baby sister laugh, making baby sister laugh.’ ”

Even though Lachey has her husband to help her — and she admits “he’s great at changing diapers” — adjusting to life with two little ones has been a challenge.

“When I look back at one I’m like, what was I ever complaining about or what was I ever so stressed about? It’s funny because everyone says you sleep when baby sleeps or you take a nap when baby takes a nap. That’s true when you have one. When you have two, that is not true,” she explains.

“It does feel like the day becomes more hectic, but in all the best ways and in every way that I wanted it to become because I always wanted to be a mother and I always wanted to be a wife and I’ve always wanted a family.”

She adds, “So while it is a juggle and it is chaotic, it’s my chaos and at the end of the day, it’s what makes my world go round.”

The mom of two calls her ability to accomplish it all “a superpower.”

“I feel like the word mom and supermom should be synonymous,” Lachey says. “When you are a mom, you are a superhero.”

— Alexandra Hurtado

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Sabina on

Wonderful! Kids give you the deepest love, which realy makes you feel undestroyable. Just like a Superhero. Congratulations to your lovely family. All the best!

Whoknows? on

“Undestroyable” is not a word. Did you mean indestructible??

Anonymous on

Lovely family. Congrats to them.

mike on

You’re not a superhero when you feed your kid crap that she’s pictured with.

blissfulmamas on

Reblogged this on blissfulmamas and commented:
We agree Vanessa! Moms are superheroes!

GG on

Can’t believe Vanessa’s son is 2 years old now! Growing fast.

sandy on

doubt her kids eat regular sugary Popsicles!