Michelle Obama calls herself a 'single mother,' corrects self

The first lady made the remark in an interview with WCAX, the CBS affiliate in Burlington, Vt., while discussing her healthy eating program, Let's Move!, but clarified immediately.

"I shouldn't say single — as a busy mother — sometimes when you've got the husband who's president, it can feel a little single but he's here," she said.

“But as a busy, working mom, and before coming to the White House, I was in that position, you know, as well — working, driving kids to practice, not having enough time to shop or cook, not having the energy,” she added. "Resources weren't the issue but time and energy is key."

Obama conducted the interview at the White House on Thursday as part of the annual garden planting ceremony. Students from a school in Burlington took part in the event.