Some media outlets have dubbed her "first granny.'' Michelle Obama's mom, Marian Robinson, is the unquestioned live-in taskmaster of her two granddaughters in the White House. "I am standing here breathing in and out with any level of calm because my 70-year-old [mother] is home with my girls," Michelle said on the campaign trail
in February 2008. "There's nothing like grandma."
John Gress/WPN for The Boston Globe