3.19.2009

march vogue review

vogue

i admire women who have their priorities straight: family first, with a side of professionalism: being the first lady :) this short quote reflects Michelle's care for her children but also her mother's care for her.
i love all the wonderful mothers i know!! especially my mother :)



"The work-life balance that this particular mother struggles with is not typical, but the early-days challenges she faces are remarkably ordinary. Getting her bearings, checking out churches to join, helping her kids adjust to unfamiliar surroundings—these are her top priorities and preoccupations. The First Lady puts her family first.

'I'm going to try to take them to school every morning—as much as I can,' she says of Natasha (a.k.a. Sasha), seven, and Malia, ten. 'But there's also a measure of independence. And obviously there will be times I won't be able to drop them off at all. I like to be a presence in my kids' school. I want to know the teachers; I want to know the other parents.'

By now, everyone knows that Mrs. Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, has moved in with her daughter and son-in-law to help keep the kids on an even keel; we've all heard how she basically reared Sasha and Malia while their parents were on their two-year journey to the White House. Mrs. Robinson will, she says, be there to help in any way she can. (If you could put a word to how she is feeling about the whole thing, it would be bemused: 'I laugh now because I always taught Michelle to step out of her comfort zone in life,' she tells me. 'But I never thought she was going to step this far out of that zone.')"

-andre leon talley (vogue magazine)

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