I’m gonna lay it out there right now: parenting is HARD. No matter how easy or glamorous our lives as mommies seem at times, trust me when I say that our days are tough — very rewarding, of course, but tough.

My daughter, Collette, is 15-months old and very mobile — she’s literally all over the place! Seriously, you look away for ONE split second and she’s trying to climb up the stairs or running into the next room. Honestly you guys, I don’t think I’ve ever met a more active toddler!

We actually just finished childproofing the house just in time because she’s running around like a tiny little madwoman, which is tiring on our end, but also cute and exciting to see. We even had a little shopping spree at Toys ‘R’ Us this weekend to get her some toys to help her stay active — she LOVES her stroller and her vacuum!

We also got her these adorable moccasins from Nordstrom’s that seriously the best! What’s crazy is that they’re not only cute and fashionable, they’re actually great for helping your little ones walk! The sole is soft, they’re wide, there’s a little room to grow into them, AND they won’t hurt their feet.

Speaking of little ones on the move, this past weekend my husband and I took Collette to a birthday party and I was NOT expecting the day to take so much out of me! While we had an absolute blast at the party, I felt like I had ran a marathon chasing after Collette. She was running up to every kid, running from one end of the room to the other — you name it, she went there.

Do you guys ever just feel so exhausted at the end of the day that your head is spinning and you can’t think straight? Seriously, after an hour of trying to keep up with my little marathon runner, I was SO tired and felt that it was a little more difficult than usual — and this was the first time I had ever experienced that.

My first thought when all of this was happening was, “OMG, am I doing something wrong? Is this normal?” And after I had a little time to think about it, I realized that you know what, it’s totally normal to feel this way and I’m not the only mom out there that does. We’re strong in numbers out here, right guys?

And as moms who have to stick together and support one another, I’ll leave you with this: What are some of your parenting hacks for a toddler who’s on the go? And possibly for an early case of the Terrible Twos? Let me know in the comments below!

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