Parenting is deeply rewarding, but it can also be challenging. The physical energy required to wake up with a screaming baby at all hours of the night – and then early in the morning – can drain you to your core. Then there’s a day full of diaper changes, playtime, and chasing after your increasingly mobile bundle of joy. The mental energy of making sure your little one is happy and secure, that you are making the right decisions for his or her future, that you aren’t forgetting anything important anytime you leave the house, adds a whole new element of exhaustion. There are constantly dishes to do, toys to put away, laundry to fold, diaper rash cream to apply, and messes to be cleaned up.