Megyn Kelly Keeps It Real -- From Dealing With Donald Trump to Raising 3 Kids

It's hard to find a classier lady than Megyn Kelly. Even if you don't agree with her politics (she is a Fox News host), you have to respect her as a professional, a woman, and as a mom blazing a path of feminine feminism for her three children. She is, indeed, a mom who inspires.

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Just look at her recent history with presidential candidate Donald Trump. Last fall, the presumptive GOP nominee took a low blow at Kelly, suggesting that her hard-hitting question during one of the debates was because she was on her period.

The Donald even skipped a debate after that, because he simply didn't like that fact that she was monitoring it. He continued to roast her over social media, calling her "sick," "the most overrated person on television," and even a "bimbo."

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Her response to the vitriol? She addressed it one time on her show, The Kelly File, saying, "I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism ... So I'll continue doing my job without fear or favor."

That wasn't the end of it, however, which makes Megyn Kelly's bravery and ability to persevere and overcome so incredibly remarkable. She recently taped a one-on-one interview with Trump -- on his home turf at Trump Tower.

Even The Donald had to admit that he had respect for that. He explained that he never would have made a move like she did, and said, "I have great respect for you that you were able to call me and say, 'Let's get together, let's talk.'" He also confessed that he never would have agreed to the interview if Kelly hadn't suggested filming it where he would be the most comfortable.

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While I admire her prowess as a politico and businesswoman, it's just an indication of who Kelly is as a person -- and as a mom. She is not afraid to take chances, put herself out there, and be comfortable with who she is. 

These days, she's a mom who is not struggling to have it all -- she's conquering it. In a recent profile with People magazine, the mom of three opened up about creating "harmony" between her work and her home life, and inspired fans by claiming "if I can do it, you can do it too."

She also kept it totally real about the messy and difficult reality of motherhood.

We set the expectations too high for new mothers. I'm always telling women, 'Don't expect to not hate it.' You're going to feel and look terrible, and you're going to wonder if you blew up your life. The cruel irony of it is, just at the time you're loving it and you've got it down, you have to go back to work.

She even admitted that she felt like she went back too soon after the birth of her youngest, 2-year-old Thatcher Bray (she and hubby Doug Brunt are also parents to daughter Yardley Evans, 5, and another son, Edward Yates, 6) -- not something a lot of working moms like to admit.

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Kelly recounted a moment when she was about to walk onstage for Jay Leno, while her youngest son was still a newborn. She recalled, "Five minutes before I had to go onstage, Thatcher was having a meltdown ... So I yank my dress open and start breastfeeding as I'm mic'd up. And everybody's like, 'Ehhhh...'"

Let them say "Ehhhh..." Over breastfeeding, over working moms, over political opinions, and over everything. Megyn is the kind of mom who is true to herself, believes in herself, and somehow manages to put family first while still keeping up with her demanding job.

It doesn't matter what your political leanings are -- this is one truly inspiring mama.

 

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