Hilary Duff has spoken candidly on how it feels to be at work while having to leave her one-year-old daughter sick at home.
Taking to her Instagram Stories, the Younger star opened up about feeling guilty for being at work, on-set of her show How I Met Your Father, while knowing that her youngest daughter Mae James was at home suffering from hand, foot and mouth disease.
“None of my other kids have ever had hand, foot, mouth, so I’ve never seen it before and that looks awful,” she shared to her followers, adding, “I haven’t been able to be with her all day because I’m at work”.
“I love my job so much but this is just a little shoutout to working parents who have to leave their kids in times that don’t feel natural, and it kind of goes against everything in your body to not be with them in times like that.”
Sharing that she was feeling sorry for herself, Duff made sure to praise other parents who are in the same boat as her, and who are all doing their best.
“You’re doing a good job, just like I know I’m doing a good job in working hard for my family,” she said.
Despite this, she still remained worried for her 16-month-old daughter, saying, “But poor little baby! All of this feels so weird, to not be with her”.
Back in March, the family celebrated Mae’s first birthday, with Duff sharing an emotional post to Instagram with snippets of her daughter’s birthday celebrations.
“Happy ONE Mae Mae—This family loves you so much! What a fun/crazy/tiring year it has been! I truly enjoy you being my little barnacle… your face, with those big eyes just amaze me … It’s especially cute and you know it!!” she wrote.
“Only a matter of time until you will be keeping up with your sibs little darling and I am one grateful mama to bare witness to it all,” she said, adding, “Happy birthday cake monster. I love you.”