You have to get that mom face right, like, ‘Oh, did that happen? Tell me more.’ Trying not to react so you get the good information. I tried to tell Sasha and Malia, ‘Do not go to other 14-year-olds for information, ’cause all you all are dumb. Talk to me.’ It’s like, ‘All of you are dumb. You know nothing. Love you!’ So, let’s just talk about it. Don’t ask Olivia what she thinks about sex. She doesn’t know!
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I have to plan my happiness. That’s the thing, we think happiness just happens and it can, but you’ve got to work in some happiness too.
What I notice about men, all men, is that their order is me, my family, God is in there somewhere, but me is first.
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I had grown up without a father and that is why it was so important to me that my children would never be in need of anything.
People say: “Oh yeah, jobs for the boys”. I wish. You’ve got to fight even harder with a family like mine.
I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.
I’m going to let people know that it’s cool to have a child and be young and still be a good mom. It’s really tough, but I’m doing it.
Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
The times when Barack and I are at our most relaxed are when we invite some friends over who we have known forever. And you put a little music on top of that? Some good food? It renews your spirit to get back in the game.
No person in their right mind would want to put their family through what I’ve had to put my family through.
As children we recognized that we belonged to an unusual, even exceptional, family, but the effect was different on each of us.
I’m pretty conservative or old-fashion, I should say, it’s how I grew up. I think you have to let your children be individuals, but you have to set boundaries. Ryan and I have similar ideas about all of it, you really have to support you partner in the things that are important to them and hold the line together.