Things are currently going great for Ivanka Trump! The 31-year-old is happily married, mother to a two-year-old daughter, and expecting another baby this fall.
On Sept. 17, the well-known businesswoman celebrated her FitPregnancy magazine cover at the Trump Tower in New York City. Star caught up with her to chat about motherhood and how she’s handling herself during the second pregnancy — check it out!:
What are your favorite tips for staying healthy during pregnancy?
Definitely yoga. I try to fit it in as much as I can. I’m balancing a lot with work and being a mom, and I find that anxiety during pregnancy can be quite debilitating, so yoga really helps to calm me and keep me healthy.
What’s your diet like? Has it been different since you’ve been pregnant?
My first pregnancy changed my whole outlook on food. I’m fortunate that I have a pretty good metabolism, so I didn’t give much thought to what I was consuming. But when I was pregnant with Arabella, I started thinking about balanced nutrition and making sure I incorporate lean protein in to my diet. I could go for weeks just eating pasta and cheese. My approach to food changed for the better during my first pregnancy and it has stayed pretty consistent. I now eat breakfast, which I never did before. I consume considerable less caffeine. Coffee was all I used to drink, but now I can’t get enough water. I drink as much water as I can.
As a working mom, how do you balance it all? Do you think the modern mom can have it all?
I don’t know. I think having it all is a very subjective thing. There are plenty of people who appear to have it all from the outside, but if you asked them, they would say their lives are a far cry from that. It’s more about being happy than having it all. There’s compromise for everything. Anything worth doing requires compromise on some front. With that said, I feel incredibly fortunate. Professionally, I feel very satisfied. I have a wonderful husband and a beautiful daughter. I feel very good about my life, very at peace with everything.
How is Donald [Trump] as a grandfather? Is he a softy?
He’s amazing. He loves it. He doesn’t have to discipline so he just has so much fun with it. Arabella always looks for grandpa!
Is Arabella ready to be a big sister?
Oh yea, she can’t wait! She’s very excited.