Mandy Moore is getting candid about the challenges of raising two kids under two
Raising two kids under the age of two is going to be hard on any mom. Even A-listers who appear to have it together on social media may just be putting on a brave face—like Mandy Moore, who took to Instagram to get candid about the struggles she sometimes has raising a toddler and an infant at the same time.
The 38-year-old This Is Us actor posted a photo to her Instagram story that shows her nursing Ozzie, her three-month-old son. In the photo, Moore leans her head back with her eyes closed, looking pretty dang exhausted. Over the pic, she wrote, “2 Under 2. It’s a lot.”
And it’s no wonder Moore is facing some challenges. She’s a working mom, which means constantly having to figure out how to balance her career and her family. With Ozzie, and her other son, 23-month-old Gus, Moore obviously must have plenty on her plate.
Moore shares her two sons with husband Taylor Goldsmith, and just a few months after they welcomed their second baby, she’s been documenting her return to work as an actress. Last month, she posted another relatable story, where she wrote a checklist including “toddler with the flu and croup,” an “exhausted household,” and “trying to keep myself and the newborn healthy and nursing around the clock.” During this year of seemingly endless sickness for kids, any mom will relate to that one. It’s misery, and Moore is clearly just doing the best she can.
Back in October, Moore announced Ozzie’s birth in a sweet Instagram post.
“Ozzie is here!” she wrote. “Oscar Bennett Goldsmith arrived a little late but with much aplomb (and an easier/speedier delivery than his big brother, much to the delight of his parents). Every adage is true: our hearts have doubled in size and the immediacy of the love is astounding. He is beyond words and we are so grateful for our family of four!”
Despite the hard times, we know that Moore is surrounded by love, and there are easier days ahead for this mom.