You asked and the FLOTUS answered!
Last week, Michelle Obama took questions from CafeMom members. We received hundreds of them, and while she wasn't able to respond to every single one, I think you'll all appreciate the ones she was able to answer.
Click through to see which questions from CafeMom members were selected and to read Mrs. O's answers to them!
Negativity is always big around elections-I hate it myself and find it hard to deal with. How do you deal with the negativity? Do you shield your daughters from it? If not, how do you address it with them?
Slightly Perfect asks:
If your husband is re-elected, how do you think the next four years--years during which your daughters will become young ladies--in the White House will affect them? What are you, as a mother and public figure, most concerned about regarding these upcoming changes?
How do you and the President, as a parenting team, balance the incredible demands on your time with the growing educational needs of your daughters? How do you both ensure that your presence is felt at times when duty to the nation requires one or both of you to be half the world away from them on any given day? Are you able to sit down with the girls and participate in their homework assignments with regular frequency, or even daily?
As a fellow mother are there any words of encouragement you can offer us as hope for the future, considering the current state of our world today?
Your two beautiful daughters are quickly growing up! How will you handle their potential suitors in the White House if your husband is re-elected?
And mamainluv asks:
Does my vote really count?
Keep checking CafeMom -- the First Lady will be responding to your questions all week long!
In the meantime, what do you think of her answers so far?
Note: An invitation was extended to Ann Romney to join our community and respond to member questions. As of this posting, we have not received a response.
Image via Lawrence Jackson/Whitehouse.gov