In a new Netflix documentary, Michelle Obama says having kids was a ‘concession’

In a new Netflix documentary, Michelle Obama says having kids was a ‘concession’

[Ed. – One, yet, that reportedly cost her her ‘dreams.’ Mother of the year?]

Former first lady Michelle Obama said in a new Netflix documentary that having kids was a “concession” that cost her “aspirations and dreams.”

In the documentary “Becoming,” which was released Wednesday, Obama, 56, describes her life from childhood until her time in the White House as first lady.

“My relationship with Barack was all about our equal partnership,” she recalls. “If I was going to have a unique voice with this very opinionated man, I had to get myself up and set myself off to a place where I was going to be his equal.”

But the birth of their two daughters — Malia, 21, and Sasha, 18 — “changed” the dynamic of their relationship, she said.

“The thing that really changed it was the birth of our children. I wasn’t really ready for that. That really made it harder,” Obama says. “Something had to give and it was my aspirations and dreams.”

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