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Michelle Obama in Vogue April 2013: Family is Our Number 1 Priority

Posted Thursday March 14, 2013 8:10 AM GMT

Showing off her darling bangs and famous smile, Michelle Obama rocks the cover of Vogue magazine’s April 2013 issue.

The 49-year-old First Lady shows off her toned arms in a Reed Krakoff dress for the Annie Leibovitz cover shoot while chatting with the magazine about her husband President Barack Obama and their two daughters, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11.

"Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they're growing every day," Mrs. Obama explains. "But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, 'Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole.'"

The added stress of living in the White House takes its toll on the mind, and she said, "The stresses and the pressures of this job are so real that when you get a minute, you want to give that extra energy to your 14- and 11-year-old."

In regards to her hubby, Michelle said, “I think we are accountable to each other for being who we are." President Obama also chimed in to add, "We're a team."

Michelle continued to praise the 51-year-old President, and added, "Well, patience and calm I'm borrowing. Or trying to mirror. I've learned that from my husband, that sort of, you know, ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road. To do more breathing in and just going with it. I'm learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life, it's just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against but as a wonderful addition. . . that can make life fun and unexpected."

For more on Mrs. Obama's interview, check out Vogue!

Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue