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Samantha Power opens up about her constant struggle to balance ‘diapers and diplomacy’ with her two young kids and United Nations job

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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