3 Women Speak Honestly About Life as a New Mom

Whether you’re a mother, hope to have children some day, or simply know someone who answers to “Mom,” Mother’s Day is a special time to reflect on the unique journey of having a little one.

To celebrate all of the moments that go into raising a child—from the mesmerizing moment when you first meet your baby to wishing he or she came with an instruction manual—we asked three real mothers to speak openly.

Hear what they have to say in the videos above (and meet their adorable kids), then shop the beautiful Swarovski pieces they wore below.

(Wardrobe: Brooks Brothers dress on Katie; Everlane dress, Paige shoes on Rayma; Mara Hoffman dress, Paige shoes on Samantha)