Tip #1. Buddy up and get the support you need. Becoming a mother comes more naturally to some women than to others. If you lie awake at night worrying about whether you’re up to the job, you might find it beneficial to join a parenting or play group. It’s reassuring and empowering to learn from other mom's who are going through exactly the same things you are.
Caveat: Avoid the know-it-all women who manage to infiltrate every playgroup. They love to smear others’ parenting skills and they’re famous for asking babies stupid questions like, “When are you ever going to get a tooth?” --Terry Hernon MacDonald, Founder, http://www.HappyGirlMusing.com