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.

It's the Little Things That Matter.

No matter how you slice it, just about everything that First Lady Michelle Obama does these days, from the mundane to the sublime, continues to light up the airways. more

First Lady Vogues.

The Washington Post reports that Michelle Obama will appear on the March cover of Vogue, becoming the second First Lady to grace the cover of the fashion magazine. Hillary Clinton appeared on the December 1998 cover. more

National Resources Protection Gets Michelle's Nod of Approval.

In the next stop on her tour of various government departments, the Associated Press reports that Michelle Obama visited the Interior Department on Monday, praising the agency's employees, saying they would be critical to the new administration's priorities. She also hailed their work in natural resources protection, saying it was important for family activities such as hiking and camping. more

Cheeseburger Luncheon.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that First Lady Michelle Obama grabbed a cheeseburger, fries and Coke with new staffers at Five Guys Burgers and Fries at DuPont Circle on Friday. more

Never Bet Against a Mom.

The Washington Post, The Politico, and the Huffington Post report that President Obama unleashed First Lady Michelle on federal agencies today in an attempt to drum up support for the new stimulus package, which Republicans are opposing. HuffPo calls her “a major weapon,” but the term feels somewhat inaccurate, as Mrs. Obama has a reputation not for strong-arming potential converts, but for charming them. more

Wax Michelle.

The first lady is already getting her first statue. People magazine reports that Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C., will unveil a wax figure of Michelle Obama in March. more

Praise for HUD Staffers.

Michelle Obama visited the Department of Housing and Urban Development on her second stop of a listening tour through the federal government to thank employees for their work, reported the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. more

Women Matter in this Country.

In her first official, post-Inaugural act as First Lady, on Thursday Michelle Obama hosted a reception at the White House honoring Lilly Ledbetter, hours after President Obama signed a fair pay bill named after Ledbetter: a former Goodyear Tire Rubber Company plant supervisor who won a lawsuit against her employer for unfair pay practices, but whose judgment was overturned when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Ledbetter had waited to long to file her complaint. more

First Marriage.

I saw it. I experienced it live and in person. I stood shoulder to shoulder with fellow jubilant democrats at the Biden Home States Inaugural Ball as we anxiously awaited President Obama's arrival. more

First Lady Cheers Ledbetter Law.

In her first policy statement since becoming First Lady, Michelle Obama praised the courage of Lilly Ledbetter, the woman whose failed lawsuit led to the signing of an equal pay law named after her. “She knew unfairness when she saw it, and was willing to do something about it because it was the right thing to do, plain and simple,” Obama said, according to the Los Angeles Times. (February 2009) more

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