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Ann Romney Talks Motherhood, 'Emotionally Draining' Campaign

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Ann Romney is still talking about the job requirements of stay-at-home moms. At a Republican fundraiser in Connecticut Monday night, Romney described her life as a mom, a job she says her husband would constantly remind her was "more important than his."

"I know what it’s like to wake up early in the morning and get them off to school; I know what it’s like to be up in the middle of the night when they are sick; and I know what it’s like to struggle and to have those concerns that all mothers have," she said, according to ABC News.

Romney acknowledged that some women have to both work outside the home and raise their children, according to Politico.

“My hats off to the men in this room too that are raising kids — I love that, and I love the fact that there are also women out there that don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids,” Romney said. “Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn’t easy for any of us.”

She admitted that the campaign has been "emotional draining" at times as she has watched her husband being "maligned," but said her interactions with women across the country give her confidence that "we are going to win in November."

"The kindest and sweetest of all is that so many women that I’ve never met before and may never see ever again in my life tell me how much they care for me and how much they are praying for me,” she said. “And I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that because the days are long and the road is hard, the trials are there and I never know when I have this little gray cloud that’s over my head when it’s going to start raining on me again and I do need those prayers, but I honestly feel like we are there for a purpose."

A "war on moms" has been raging since Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen criticized Romney for having "never worked a day in her life" earlier this month. Romney defended her career choice on Fox News and called the remarks an "early birthday present" last week.

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