First Lady to Moms: Put Yourself First

The Obamas tell Barbara Walters that happiness is key to being a good parent.
2:37 | 12/22/11

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What is -- -- biggest key. -- -- -- Had but my -- -- to. Look at the bit but the. -- Obama as the holiday season begins the day after Thanksgiving. But the arrival of the national Christmas tree which immediately -- -- inside the -- The official theme this year honest military families about thousands of ornaments many pay tribute to the troops. But it's the -- -- but his gives the show. In this video Portuguese Water Dog is everywhere depicted in 2000 pieces of liquors in pom Pons and even then -- back. -- -- -- -- -- -- And an icing but. Standing guard over the gingerbread White House and by the way -- weighs 400 pounds is even a 41 half foot tall boat made from. And -- this video. I'm doing the yeah. Notes and ms. Walters this is the star I don't mind when I was -- good mom and people. Mrs. Obama you recently said something that's I was trying just that women can hear you said. You put your own self highest on your -- -- list. That's unselfish. Now now it's practical. And it's it's something that -- had been found that I needed to do for for quite some time even before the president the united I founded in in other women. Similarly situated balancing careers family trying to do all that lot of times we just -- pretty low. On our own priority list because were so busy caring for everyone else. And one of the things I want a model for my girls is. Investing in themselves as much as they invest another -- it -- Make sure right I get my exercise in so I work out as much as he works out I am more. I do now he's a little busier and spending time with girlfriends going down. You know pulling the people in my life -- give me strengthen and you'll. I think there's a natural -- for moms. -- I'm not important thing and it turns out that. When she prioritize some things that are important her. She -- In happier when that makes her about a -- and and the girls -- -- see that. She's feeling good. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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