As new mamas and mamas-to-be, we all have that one hope for our children, as well as for the world at large. Sometimes it’s a rational thought we’ve discussed about over coffee with friends, but often it’s a quiet, late night and sleep-deprived moment of prayer. That we can raise them in a world that’s a little bit better than the one we knew as kids, or that society as a whole can step up for this new generation. Each of our hopes might be different, but they all weave a common thread: health, happiness, freedom, tolerance, and acceptance. Here are some of our favorite women sharing the hope they feel for the future ahead.