"Getting 2 kids and myself dressed and packed and out the door while tripping over 4 dogs and feeding the damn fish was not easy," Hilary Duff wrote
“Ok a few thoughts,” she wrote on Instagram before chronicling her chaotic morning in a lengthy post. “Real talk this is the first day I had two kids on my own on a school morning. Breastfeeding and making breakfast, getting 2 kids and myself dressed and packed and out the door while tripping over 4 dogs and feeding the damn fish was not easy. But I did it.”
Despite the challenges, the 31-year-old singer took her success in strides and praised herself and other mothers, “who MAKES IT FREAKIN HAPPEN. All day! Every day!”
She also used the opportunity to share her easy trick to saving five minutes in the morning and a funny story about her first child with ex-husband Mike Comrie.
After praising her decision to lay out outfits for herself and the kids, she got excited for a few spare minutes to do her makeup.
Her son, however, had other plans. “Turned around to see Luca had used my lipstick as warrior paint on his face,” she concluded in her post with a sequence of facepalming emojis.
This is not Duff’s first time shining a light on the less than glamorous side of parenting.
Earlier this month, she revealed her daughter was suffering from colic and was giving her a lot of sleepless nights.
“Calling all parents of colic babies…this ends right?” the Disney Channel alum captioned a shot of herself holding Banks, who was dressed in an adorable red onesie, on her shoulder.
Colic affects up to 40 percent of babies, according to the National Institutes of Health. It’s defined as any healthy baby who, for some reason, cries for more than three hours a day for more than three days a week for more than three weeks. Its most common causes are a developing digestive and nervous system, gas, hormones and oversensitivity to noise and light, according to WebMD.
“Can you ever set them down with out them screaming OR waking up? We have read everything the internet has to offer… nothing besides nursing basically every hour or less helps!” continued the actress, who shares her daughter with boyfriend Matthew Koma, 31. “We have done all the obvious things ..please leave magic tricks in comments.”