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Ivanka Trump is expecting her second child and recently told the press she hated the phrase "working mom" because "every woman's a working mom by definition." The daughter of Donald and Ivana Trump, Ivanka is busy managing her numerous businesses while awaiting the birth of her next child.
"I feel very passionate about this– I hate the title 'working mom' because I think every woman's a working mom by definition," Trump told the Daily Mail. "Balance is one of those things we always strive for, but it's seldom hard to accomplish because you would need a crystal ball to know what life's going to throw at you."
Trump watched as her father worked hard to build his empire and decided to apply that same passion to building her own brand. She now oversees her own jewelry and fashion lines, and recently debuted her first perfume. But work is not everything, and Trump is constantly making time for her family.
"At the end of each day I think to myself, 'did I make the right decisions in the day that just passed? Was I there for Arabella when she needed me? Was I at work when I could be at home?' I think it does make me a better mother to really pursue my other passions and I think it elevates the quality of time I do spend with her," Trump explained.
Now, with a second child on the way, Trump is understandably anxious about having her priorities straight and trying to find the balance between two children and her work.
"I worked very, very hard before Arabella, and there were times I felt stressed, but once you have a child it's a whole different level because you're never off. I'm working in the middle of the night because I want to have dinner with her and not be working, and then you're always nervous, always thinking, always planning logistics," Trump said.
"After having one child, I realized you really have to take it one step at a time! I need to make sure I can handle two and can be the type of mom I want to be while continuing to pursue my professional goals. And I have to see what the dynamic between them (the children) is," she explained.