Hilary Duff, proud mother of one-year-old Luca, recently talked about the difficulty of motherhood. According to Hilary, motherhood has been quite the roller coaster.
“Exhaustion is a good one to start with! You’re very sleep-deprived,” says Duff. “Sometimes you have a crying baby and you can’t do anything to get them to stop crying … you feel, as their mom, that you should be able to have all the answers and be able to take care of them so easily.”
Fortunately, Duff’s husband Mike Comrie and her mother help her get through the difficult times.
“She’s been so great — helping me with the baby, coming over when I need to take a nap or escape for a little bit,” Duff shares. “My husband is amazing, too. If I want to run out of the house for an hour to go work out or go meet a friend for lunch, I can. I think that’s really important.”
Cupid’s Pulse offers great advice on ways to support your partner through parenthood:
You are the main bread winner and your partner usually stays home to care for the new baby. How can you support your partner?
1. Alone time: Take responsibility of the baby on a certain day of the week to allow your sweetheart to get some alone time and breathing space. Your partner will appreciate the time to get out of the house.
To read other ways to support your partner through parenthood, please go to Cupid’s Pulse.