Mandy Moore felt ashamed when her husband Taylor Goldsmith found a new parenting easier than she did, ‘I felt forgotten and lost’

New mother Mandy Moore has described her entry into parenthood as “clumsy and awkward”, admitting that her husband found it easier to adapt than she did.

In a new interview, Moore revealed she saw her husband Taylor Goldsmith “awkwardly step into” fatherhood when their son August was born in February of this year.

It’s something she says she felt “very ashamed and a lot of guilt” over.

Mother of eight-month-old Gus, Moore spoke to People Parents about what the hardest part of parenting was in the first few months Gus was born for the first time.

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Mandy Moore and son August.
Moore and her husband Taylor Goldsmith welcomed their first child August in 2021. (Instagram)

That This is us The actress talked about being hit hard by the reality of being a mother when the “new parental euphoria” began to subside.

“When the chaos in the early weeks started to subside and the extra support we had in the beginning started to subside, the reality of being a mother was suddenly at the center. It was scary. Like, ‘Oh, wow. Now that’s a burden. is on me. Do I know what I’m doing? ‘”said Moore.

What did not help at the time was the guilt that her husband seemed to be grabbing parents much faster than she was.

Taylor Goldsmith with son Gus.
Moore says Taylor is “the most remarkable father I could have ever imagined”. (Instagram)

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“Everything he did seemed easy. He could make Gus sleep like that, laugh like that,” she explained.

It did the new mother feels very ashamed at that time, even though she, with the support of friends and family, moved out of that mindset very quickly and felt like she was getting into a “mother-groove”.

“Friends told me, ‘Find some grace and patience for yourself, and know that all this is new.'”, She continued. “Suddenly we slipped into a new phase and Gus preferred me over my husband. And that’s going to change again. It’s a roller coaster.

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Moore also touched on the unfair expectations society places on new mothers and the pressure they face to be perfect all the time.

“It’s silly. I feel like I’ll constantly check myself, because right now I feel like I’m in control of things, but I know I’ll feel like I’re fluttering again every day.” , she told People Parenting.

While she has settled into her new role as a mother and loves every second of it, she admits it does not look like what she expected it to be.

“I had no idea what I was looking for. I mean, there’s so much emphasis on pregnancy! Then the baby comes and it’s all about the baby and you just find out. I honestly felt a little forgotten and lost. . ” , said Moore.

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