Save the Children® and JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES have once again partnered to provide educational resources for maternal and baby health in rural areas around the United States. Actress and recording artist Hilary Duff is proud to return as their spokesmom.
Hilary has been busy with the launch of JOHNSON’S® Baby Care Cards, e-cards which send supportive messages to moms across the country while also raising funds for Save the Children®. We spoke with her about being a first-time mom, her involvement with the program and her Mother’s Day plans.
How has motherhood changed you and how does it change the way you see the world?
I love being a mom! I have definitely become more conscious to paying attention to the little moments—I appreciate everyday more because Luca changes and grows so quickly. I am thankful for him every single day! Being a mom definitely changed the way I see the world. Now, I’m not only responsible for my own well-being, but also Luca’s. I’ve always been passionate about giving back, but now I have a vested interest in programs that support other moms and babies, which is why I was thrilled to once again partner with JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES.
As a first-time mom, I’ve been so grateful for the support I received from family, friends and other moms over the past year. Their inspiring words and positive encouragement really helped me get through the more challenging days.
Not all moms are lucky enough to have the same support or even basic everyday resources to help them and their babies thrive. That’s why I’m so proud of this year’s JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES campaign in support of Save the Children®, which provides funding to ensure families in need have the basic essentials and educational resources to care for their babies, while delivering social support and positive encouragement to all moms along the way.
What was the inspiration behind the JOHNSON’S® Baby “Care Cards” that you created and what message do you hope to send with them?
JOHNSON’S® Baby “Care Cards” were created to help support and brighten the day of deserving moms across the country by reassuring them that they’re “Doing OK!” I had the opportunity to personally create and deliver my own Care Cards directly to moms supported by Save the Children®.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, you too can help make a difference! Visit johnsonsbabycares.com to create a digital Care Card for a special mom in your life. For every card sent, shared or liked, JOHNSON’S® Baby will donate $1 to Save the Children® to benefit early parenting and childhood education.
What would you say is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from your work with the CARES program?
I’ve had the opportunity to visit with moms and babies that are assisted by Save the Children®. Being able to see first-hand how specific Save the Children® programs supported by JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES are benefitting these families really helped me to recognize how important it is for moms to support one another. I am so lucky to have so many people in my life who encourage and reassure me every day!
How will you be spending this Mother’s Day?