Hilary Duff has had many successes on- and off-screen — she’s a popular actress and singer, author, songwriter, designer, and producer. None of those roles, though, quite prepared her for becoming a mom to son Luca at the young age of 24.
Duff recently opened up about her experience being one of the first of her friends to have a baby on The Motherly Podcast. She shared with host Liz Tenety, “It was a little isolating in the beginning because I didn’t have any friends that had babies yet.”
Like many moms, Duff struggled with feeling lonely at times and losing her sense of self. Of being a new mom, Duff shared, “I knew it was the most important, biggest job in the world, but it looks different once you’re just in the household with the baby yourself all the time.”
Duff, who split with Luca’s dad in 2015, is now engaged to Matthew Koma. The couple welcomed their daughter, Banks, last October.
As a second-time mom, Duff feels a bit more relaxed than she did the first time. “I worry less at night when she’s sleeping. I feel like with Luca, I would stare at the monitor all night long.”
Though Luca wasn’t thrilled when Duff first told him he would be getting a sister, he fell in love with his baby sister from the moment they met.
Duff called Luca a “top-notch big brother.”
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When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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