Ivanka Trump, real estate mogul and fashion icon, is mother to a 22-month old Arabella Rose is expecting baby #2 this fall with husband, Jared Kushner. She’s an emblem of the modern-day working mother.
In a recent interview with USWeekly, she says about balance as a mother and businesswoman, “I want to make sure I’m with my daughter when she needs me to be with her, but I also know that it’s okay to go to the office when I’m working on a big deal then I’ll make [family time] up on the weekend,” she explains. “I try to think of parenthood as a marathon, not a sprint. I know that I have to do well at this by taking it one day at a time and not beating myself up too much over small things.”
Ivanka has had the blessing of not experiencing morning sickness during her first or second pregnancy. She says she’s grateful as the mornings are when she spends special time with Arabella. Ivanka lightheartedly quips about the second baby due this fall, “We’re excited. We’re fully expecting total chaos upon the baby’s arrival. So–you know–I’m kinda at peace with that at this point.”
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