On October 3rd, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power was featured on ABC’s Today show. She discussed her personal struggle with work-life balance and gave interviewer Savannah Guthrie a glimpse into her home life, showing Guthrie around her New York apartment, feeding her one-year-old daughter Rian, and playing baseball with her son Declan. The interview highlights the stress Power faces in juggling a high-profile diplomatic career and motherhood:
Samantha Power may be the United States’ youngest ever ambassador to the UN, but the constant battle to balance diapers and diplomacy means the mother-of-two walks the tightrope between keeping the peace around the world and at home every day.
Power, 43, opened the doors to her grace-and-favor apartment on the 42nd floor of the Waldorf Towers on Park Avenue to the Today show as she revealed to Savannah Guthrie her daily struggle to bring her ‘A-game’ to work and for her 4-year-old son, Declan and one-year-old daughter, Rian.
‘You never feel like you’re … bringing your A-game to everything at the same time. So something gives,’ Power confessed. ‘And you know, those who say that nothing gives have mastered cloning, I think …
‘And I can feel, you know, even when we leave in the morning just a level of clinginess and, ‘Are you really coming home? Are you really?’ You know, the other day (my son) said, ‘No more security council resolutions.’
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