Hilary Duff spoke candidly about how conflicted she felt being on the “How I Met Your Father” set amid her 1-year-old daughter Mae’s hand, foot and mouth disease.
“I haven’t been able to be with her all day because I’m at work,” the actress, 34, told her Instagram followers Wednesday.
“I love my job so much but this is just a little shoutout for working parents who have to leave their kids in times that don’t feel natural and goes against everything in your body to not be with them,” she continued.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a mild viral infection that is known for causing mouth sores and a rash on the hands and feet. Duff explained that none of her other kids have ever had the disease so she has “never seen it before.”
She also admitted that it has been hard for her to remain focused at her job, as she is constantly thinking about her daughter. Hilary says she feels “so weird” for not being able to be with her baby girl.
“You’re doing a good job, just like I know I’m doing a good job and working hard for my family,” she stated, previously declaring that her ”entire life’s mission is to be a good parent.”