I love that the future U.S. first lady is making work-life balance one of her top priorities in the White House. In a 60 Minutes broadcast last night, Michelle Obama mentioned work-family balance second in a list of her policy interests, after military families. (And, of course, her top priority is helping Malia and Sacha transition to Washington D.C. and their life as first daughters.)
Having been a working mom herself until her husband's campaign for president, Obama must understand the struggles, the guilt and the real tradeoffs we make each day. Even if she does nothing more than talk about these issues, it will do a tremendous amount to advance the cause of working moms.
I've submitted an interview request to President-elect Obama's transition team to no avail. I'll be sure to blog about it if they ever respond.
Please let me know what you'd like to see Michelle Obama do to help working moms. What policy change would help you most?
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