Ever since she became a first-time mum to son Luca in March 2012, Hilary Duff's life has changed for the better. "He only makes every day matter so much more and the joy I feel, the purpose, everything is so much more heightened… He's really amazing," the star gushed during an interview on the Today show this week.
But that's not to say that motherhood is without its challenges. "You're always worrying," Hilary admitted. "Everyone wants their kids' lives to go perfectly, which is obviously not possible all the time. But it's so fun. I'm lucky."
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Hilary said she feels like she is 'missing out a lot' on Luca's childhood
Hilary – who finalised her divorce from Mike Comrie, Luca's father, in February 2016 – said she particularly struggles with her work-life balance since having her little boy.
"I feel like I'm missing out a lot and it makes me really sad," said the 28-year-old actress. "The easiest way for me to really connect with him when I've had a crazy week is to unplug from all my devices.
"We love building Lego together. We love going to the park together. We play grocery store a lot. We scooter! I have a pink Razor scooter. So I've given up on all my coolness because he is like a speed demon on his Razor, and I can't keep up!"
The star posted a touching message on Instagram just last week
Hilary's comments come just a few days after she shared a photo of her four-year-old son on Instagram, telling her followers: "No words to describe how much I miss him."
She added: "To all you hard working mums out there working tirelessly to support your kids… Missing them… Keep kicking a**, your kids are watching and will thank you someday. #tryingtokeepmymindright."