Motherhood has certainly made us stronger, but we're not sure we'd be brave enough to do what Naomi Spencer did. The 45-year-old, who is mom to a 15 year-old boy in Devon, UK, stopped a gang fight on a commuter train — by going into what she calls "mum mode."
Spencer told Yahoo! News that she could not sit idly by as a group of six men assaulted another passenger; instead she stood up and, mustering a voice of command that she'd honed with her son, ordered the warring parties to separate — which they did.
Spencer's bravery was recently recognized by London's transport police, but she humbly explained that her self-assurance in dealing with the brawling men came instinctively: as with her son, she had only to provide "clear instructions in what they needed to do."
How has motherhood made you braver?