There is nothing that will really prepare you for becoming a mother. You go into the hospital or birthing center as yourself—only pregnant—and leave an entirely different person. It doesn’t matter how cool and top-of-game you were before your kid comes into the world, the fact is, at some point you will feel overwhelmed. The hazy, sleep-starved, weepy, giddy, crazed stage can last a good while. But it will pass, and you will come out on top. Promise.
Ms. Mary Mack blog is here to highlight the moms of these bustling cities who have negotiated this challenging, breathtaking, remarkable path to parenthood with panache.