"By the end, repeating to myself, a fed baby is a happy baby gave me the strength to overcome all the things."

"When faced with difficulties, I take a break. Even if it was to shower by myself, get the mail, or even hide in the closet, I would give myself 5 minutes to just breathe and regroup."

"Taking it one day at a time and one moment at a time is all we can really do. Some days are harder than others but you are always doing your best and that’s all you can do."

"Being a new mother was never meant to be done alone, like they say it takes a village to raise a child. And yet here we are, in a pandemic of isolation and distance, with no choice but to do it by ourselves."

"Figure out early on what will make your life easier as a parent; organization, routine, certain products, etc. Parenting is hard... Do yourself a favor and don’t make it any harder than it needs to be!"

"Not all kids are the same. We shouldn't try to expect them to all develop the same way or at the same time. We shouldn't put so much pressure on ourselves to be the perfect parent."

"You can plan all you want but there is always something that changes or goes slightly off those plans."

"The most amazing part of being a parent is having this tiny person that you love unconditionally. Someone that you will help shape their life into something amazing!"

"Appreciate every minute with your Little One! They are only small for so long and constantly changing!"

"Enjoy the small victories and treasure the little delights, they help you persevere through the hard times."

"Both of my pregnancies were really tough. With my first I was considered high risk and hospitalized several times. My placenta ruptured at 27 weeks."

"It was challenging with my first, because I didn’t know what to expect. The lack of sleep was difficult as I was balancing having a newborn and finishing my degree"

"As soon as my children were born, I was filled with happiness and euphoria, and still am. And I am sure it will be so all my life. I was born to be a mother. Being a mom brings me a lot of joy."

"The biggest struggle was making sure that I was eating and drinking enough water to keep up my milk production since I was breastfeeding."

"Ithink the hardest part about parenthood is the doubt. As a parent you doubt if you’re doing enough, if you provide enough, if you loves them enough. Doubt can make you feel less of a parent but in reality you’re doing your best and your little ones love you regardless."

"Having a newborn is different for every single person. No one ever has the same story. Right after I gave birth to my daughter, my husband had to finish a school all the way across the country. So, for the first month it was just me and my daughter."