April 26, 2020
Michelle Obama is encouraging people all over the world to stay in contact with their loved ones amid the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The former First Lady offered the advice in the caption of an Instagram photo of herself and her mother, which she recently posted.
Michelle Obama is doing her best to give motivation to citizens amid the coronavirus pandemic. She recently opened up about the benefits of regular interactions with loved ones during this critical time.
Obama wrote the words of encouragement in her recent Instagram post in which she shared a beautiful monochrome photo of herself and her mother, Marian Robinson. She wrote in the post's caption:
"After several weeks of physical distancing, it's so important that we continue to regularly check in with the people we care about."
Michelle went on to advise her followers to spend a few moments in their now freed-up schedule to send a simple text or give a quick phone to the ones that matter to them. She added that reaching out to her mother and other loved ones always lifts her spirits.
The mother of two went on to recommend the Instagram page of Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot, where some tips on checking on the well-being of loved ones, are being shared regularly.
In recent interview with Ellen Degeneres, Michelle opened up about how her family is handling the lockdown.
Michelle further mentioned that a planned weekly phone call to loved ones is a great way to check up on one another continuously. The 56-year-old author of "Becoming" is also doing something nice for kids amid the quarantine.
Michelle recently partnered with Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children's Books, and PBS KIDS, to conduct a virtual storytime for young people.
The storytime session features the former First Lady reading some selected books out loud, and it comes on every Monday from April 20 till May 11. Michelle explained the purpose of the initiative in a press release. She said:
"...I'm excited to give kids a chance to practice their reading and hear some wonderful stories."
Michelle added that the reading sessions would do a great job of providing parents and caretakers with a much-needed break.
In her recent interview with Ellen Degeneres, the former first lady opened up about how her family is handling the lockdown.
She mentioned that her daughters, Sasha and Malia, were also at home with her and husband Barack and that they're all trying to structure their days.