As she transitions into her role as First Lady, we are eager to watch and report on all things Michelle Obama. What issues will she focus on? How will she ease her daughters into life in the White House? And what about the First Granny? Shari MacDonald Strong, editor of The Maternal is Political and a senior editor at Literary Mama along with Kuae Mattox, Emmy nominated journalist, former editor-in-chief of Black Family Today and National Director of Media Relations for Mocha Moms will keep you posted on all things Michelle Obama.

First Lady included in the Most Powerful Mothers of 2010.

Working Mother magazine named the COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, a mother of two, as the “Most Powerful Mom of 2010” because Facebook’s CEO “heavily relied on Sandberg to make his company ready for its expansion and growth.” more

Michelle Obama Campaigns as ‘Mom-in-Chief.’

Saying that Michelle Obama will never be a Hillary Clinton kind of first lady, the Washington Post reported that Obama is a “happy warrior” who touts herself as the “mom-in-chief” when she’s out campaigning and appearing on behalf of the White House. more

Forbes Names 100 Powerful Women.

First Lady Michelle Obama topped Forbes Magazine’s “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list, as fellow Americans took 18 of the top 20 slots, mostly for women in business and politics including Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Sonia Sotomayor and Lady Gaga. (October 2010) more

First Lady Encourages Breastfeeding to Curb Childhood Obesity.

Calling childhood obesity “the slow, quiet everyday threat doesn’t always appear to warrant the headline urgency of some of the other issues that we face,” Michelle Obama told members of the Congressional Black Caucus that breastfeeding babies could help fight obesity, the Los Angeles Times reported. Obama said 40 percent of children in black communities aren’t breastfed. (September 2010) more

Michelle Obama Upstaged by Pooch.

Poor Michelle Obama. She was fielding questions about life in the White House from the offspring of White House staffers on Take Your Child to Work Day when her family’s dog Bo upstaged her, barking and tapping her forearm with his paw to get her attention. more

Washington Post Columnist Says First Lady’s Taking Safe Road.

By dubbing her “Michelle Milquetoast,” the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank expressed his disappointment that Michelle Obama hasn’t taken more risks and taken on policy issues instead of sticking with issues like healthy diets and White House vegetable gardens. more

‘Dumbing Down’ the First Lady?

A writer at Salon says that Michelle Obama has used her freshman year as First Lady to take on traditional roles and be as non-threatening as possible, which have caused her public approval numbers to rise but has come at a cost. more

In Illinois, the Obamas Struggled with Work/Life Issues.

The New York Times Sunday Magazine recently profiled Barack and Michelle Obama’s marriage as one which is re-defining the high-profile political marriage. more

Michelle Obama: Her Husband Says She's Sacrificed.

During an interview with NBC recently, President Barack Obama acknowledged that his wife Michelle has made many more career sacrifices than he has and added that men sometimes need to be reminded of the sacrifices women often make for their families. more

Michelle Obama's Link to Slavery.

The Today Show reported on a New York Times feature detailing Michelle Obama's ancestors' links to slavery: more

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