Mandy Moore: Two children under two years old is a lot

Mandy Moore and husband Taylor Goldsmith welcomed their second son, Oscar Bennett Goldsmith, last October. Ozzie, as he’s called, joined big brother Gus, who was a little over a year and a half at the time of Ozzie’s birth. Mandy shared some thoughts on motherhood to Instagram recently, about being mom to two young boys and going back to work: its hard! She recently posted a pic of her nursing little Ozzie, while seemingly trying to get some rest, with the caption “Two under 2. It’s a lot.”

Mandy Moore is getting real about working mom life.
Sharing a photo on her Instagram Story Saturday where she nurses son Ozzie, 3 months, the This Is Us actress admits that she’s got a lot on her plate as a working mom of two under two.

“2 Under 2. It’s a lot,” the 38-year-old mom captioned the photo, where her eyes are closed.
Moore shares Ozzie and son Gus, 23 months, with husband Taylor Goldsmith, and has been documenting her return to acting after welcoming her second baby boy.

Last month, Moore opened up about juggling work with her sick family in another post shared on Instagram.

She captioned the shot in checklist form, listing that she has a “toddler with the flu and croup,” an “exhausted household,” and is “trying to keep myself and the newborn healthy and nursing around the clock.”

[From People]

Oh my. If those little guys just got done being sick and Mandy is back at work, ‘a lot’ is putting it mildly. “Two under” any age is a lot, I don’t care if they have jobs and spouses. We were just musing this morning about what a quiet house might sound like. However, as a person who is decidedly in the “not a baby person” column, yes, kids under the age of seven are so much more work. And having them in multiple is just a very bad idea – I kid! It’s a fine idea, but you will never know privacy again and I promise you, you’ll miss it. Good news, you *do* actually get (much of) your life back when the kids turn 12. And they are both teens, and it’s really, so much better. But it’s still A LOT.

It looks like what Mandy is working on is Dr. Death. I’m not family with that show but just reading up on it for this post, color me curious. Mandy also cancelled her tour because Ozzie’s pregnancy proved too much for her. I wonder if she’ll return to that? After she catches her breath, of course. She’s got plenty to focus on for now. Poor thing. Man, I don’t miss those days. I swear that’s why they make kids so cute. Speaking of, Jimminey Crickets, Mandy’s boys are such dolls!

Photo credit: Instagram and Cover Images

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  1. Abby says:

    My kids are 22 months apart, so I had the “two under two” situation for a couple of months! It was a really hard adjustment. Their sleep schedules didn’t line up, you still have a baby (toddler) who needs you so much, and a newborn who ALSO needs you so much. It’s a lot. Those days are a blur to me now. My kids are 9 and 7 and it’s so much easier now, but I look at photos from when they were little and it feels like yesterday! I feel like it was pretty hard until my youngest was at least a year old, then it got a little easier.

    Get some rest Mandy! This will pass!

  2. Bunny says:

    I love Mandy! I think she is beautiful and her sons are adorable. My kids have the same age difference and it was very hard. My oldest was 10 when I was able to take a nap while the kids were home. It gets much easier.

  3. liz says:

    We were “one and done” and that one is now 18 and off at university. There were many, many reasons for our decision and it was the right one for us. Mandy’s two are just adorable!

    I was the oldest of three. My brother is 12 months younger than I am, our sister followed three years later, so Mom had 3 within 5 years. Dad travelled a lot and she couldn’t afford help of any kind. It was just too hard and too much – she claims not to remember much from before I started school. However, she also swears that my brother was the “oops” baby. When mine was born, she came to visit me in the hospital, picked up my baby and said to me “Remember breast feeding is not birth control. That’s how we got your brother.”

  4. salmonpuff says:

    I have three that are each almost exactly 2 years apart. (Birthday season is exhausting around here!) I vividly remember walking them to daycare with one on my chest, one in the stroller, and one hanging onto my coat. I also remember falling asleep at a stoplight because I was so tired.

  5. Silver Birch says:

    So this is off topic, but does everyone else see the photos posted here from Instagram, or do they have to click on them to see them? Because honestly, it’s too much hassle to click on each photo. I’m just not that interested!

  6. Yup, Me says:

    2 under 2 as an older mom is especially exhausting. I would have a nanny if I was in Mandy’s situation.

    I have one under 2 right now (as an older mom) and it’s only manageable because my older kid is able to help a bit and we have family living with us who help out AND I work from home and have a somewhat flexible schedule.

  7. Katie Beanstalk says:

    That smile is so Andie MacDowell.