Michelle Obama brings motherhood back to the White House

Filed under: Celeb Kids, Celeb Parents

Michelle ObamaWhen the future First Family came out on the stage Tuesday night, I couldn't help but pay special attention to Michelle Obama and her girls. For the first time in several elections, a young family will be moving in to the White House. While Mrs. Obama will have a role to fill as First Lady, she's also clearly a dedicated mother who's involved in the daily lives of her young daughters, Mailia, 10, and Sasha 7.

White House historian Doris Kearns Goodwin recently called Michelle Obama "mom-in-chief." Mrs. Obama has said in previous interviews that her number one priority is making life normal for her children and husband. In the coming weeks, that will mean researching schools, saying goodbye to old friends, and laying the groundwork for the family's move to Washington.

But Michelle is also acutely aware of her role as First Lady. She's said that she hopes to focus on the needs of working families, especially military families. And though many are comparing Mrs. Obama's style to Jackie O, she's called fellow lawyer Hillary Clinton one of her role models.

As the New York Times recently pointed out, the future First Family will be juggling both state dinners and sleepovers, and knowing Michelle Obama, the new mom-in-chief will handle it all with grace, strength, and style.

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