Ivanka Trump Talks Balancing Home And Work Life In New Book, Reveals Moment Donald Trump Made Her Cry
Ivanka Trump opens up about her family in her newly-released book, "Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success." The mother-of-three gives insights on how she balances her home and work life, especially now that she's working for her dad, President Donald Trump.
As a busy presidential adviser, Ivanka revealed she actually schedules quality time with her kids -- Arabella, 5, and sons Joseph, 3, and Theodore, 1 -- on her calendar. She said she's committed to spending 20 minutes playing cars with Joseph, reading two books a day to Arabella, and feeding or rocking Theodore to sleep at night, The Stir reported.
The 35-year-old mom wrote her family will always come first, "despite the fact that I'm obviously very passionate about my career," as per Stuff New Zealand. She revealed religiously observing downtimes during weekends with husband Jared Kushner.
They would ditch the gadgets and electronics after a busy work week and instead go for long walks, naps or just simply hang out together as a family. They have recently taken up gardening together as well.
Ivanka long acknowledged her crazy schedule makes the work/home life balance impossible. Accepting this made it easier for her to get through her days. Somehow, however, things work for her through "meticulous planning" and discipline, as per Fortune.
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Meanwhile, the First Daughter also opened up to that one time President Trump made her cry. It happened at the height of the elections when her father's "grab them by the p***y" statement made headlines. She suggested her dad make a "full-throated apology," as per New York Times, and when he refused, witnesses said Ivanka's eyes "welled with tears."
Despite opening up her life to the public, readers gave Ivanka's new book thumbs down, as per New York Post. Billed as a "manual for architecting the life you want to live," readers said the book was not reflective of the struggle of average working women.