PUBLISHED: 01:47, Wed, Sep 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 01:47, Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Barack and Michelle Obama have two daughters together, Malia and Sasha. But when the couple entered the White House, they did not want their children to feel different from their friends.
Speaking in the latest episode of her podcast, The Michelle Obama Podcast, the former First Lady shared her heartbreaking struggles.
She spoke with her mum Marian and brother Craig Robinson during the podcast episode.
Ms Obama explained that her husband would shuffle his presidential schedule in order to create some normality in his daughters’ lives.
She said: "Even as Barack being the President of the United States, he worked his schedule around their schedule.
Michelle Obama revealed the parenting challenges she faced at the White House (Image: getty)
Michelle Obama shared her heartbreaking struggles in the the latest episode of her podcast (Image: getty)
"They weren't waiting until 9pm to eat because dad was running late.
“They never couldn't not go somewhere or do something because of dad.
“I never wanted them to resent the presidency, or resent what their dad did."
During their eight years at the White House, Ms Obama’s mum moved in to help look after the two daughters.
Her mum told the podcast: "I think the girls did really well with what they had to deal with.
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Malia was 10 and Sasha was seven when their father was elected as the US President (Image: getty)