Chelsea Clinton Wants ‘More Kids’ After Daughter Charlotte Melted Her Heart

09/09/2015 at 11:15 AM ET

Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky doesn’t celebrate her first birthday until Sept. 26, but mom Chelsea is already thinking about giving her a sibling. Or two!

The former First Daughter spoke with PEOPLE ahead of the Sept. 15 launch of her first book,  It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!, a primer for middle-schoolers on issues like poverty, health care and wildlife conservation, and how they can get involved in making a difference in the world.

In the interview, which appears in the new issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Friday, Clinton shares how being Charlotte’s mom has changed her world.

“I didn’t know I could care more intensely about anything until I became a mom. Somehow I love my husband even more, I love my parents even more. I feel even greater urgency about the work that I do, particularly around women and girls being a mom of a daughter,” she explains.

“And I think my love for Charlotte has just opened more space in my heart and my brain that I didn’t even know was there.”

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The new author and vice chair of her family’s foundation also gives a rare glimpse into her and Marc Mezvinsky‘s home life with Charlotte.

After working from home when she was on maternity leave and breastfeeding, Clinton says she is now in the foundation’s midtown Manhattan offices every day. But she and her husband, a hedge fund executive, “work hard to be home so we can give Charlotte a bath and put her to bed.”

And while Clinton praises Mezvinsky as a “very hands-on” dad, she says that he draws the line at changing diapers — unless he’s the only one home with the baby.

“I don’t mind. I really don’t!” Clinton says of her unequal share of diaper duty. “She’s just so cute!”

As for her husband, she promises that the diaper issue is the exception to the rule: “I tease him about [it] because it is the exception. He’s so attentive, he’s so engaged with her, reading to her, helping her get dressed, getting her into her pajamas at night, helping give her a bath. Everything else.”

For more from Chelsea Clinton, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

— Sandra Soberaj Westfall

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dancer92136 on

Beautiful baby, and you should definitely have more.

Mrs. B on

I don’t understand men who won’t change their baby’s diaper. It’s your child too and diaper changing is part of the process of caring for your baby. Why does the mother have to be the one to change every diaper? There’s no way that I would have allowed my husband to weasel out of changing diapers!

Kelso on

So long as she can’t have anymore parents. The word corruption in the dictionary has a family portrait right next to it.

Ally on

asdf,
I completely and totally agree!!!!

Susan on

Celebrity mothers, sigh. They always think they invented motherhood. Happy for her, but I actually couldn’t care less about her aspirations for more children. Since this is a politically motivated article attempting to humanize Mrs. Clinton’s campaign (thank you, NY Times, for reporting that), let’s just move on.

Shawna on

They try hard to get home in time to bath her and put her to bed? So they are there for her maybe 45 minutes a day? Maybe having more kids isn’t the best idea.

Elizabeth on

Oh,my, what a sacrifice!!! You leave your home every day, with a maid, butler, and chef service AND a live in nanny, to go to a six figure job that was handed to you on a silver platter, and then you “work hard to get home and give her bath and throw her in bed”!! I’m sure that it is easy to want more children when your “sacrifice” is a grand total of maybe an hour a day…by the way, how many diapers could EITHER of you change in that one hour a day??

Liss on

Try being nicer to your staff, Chelsea, instead of the raving b*tch you are to everyone. That’s a good example that’s close to home. Wait, this is about public opinion not reailty, isn’t it? Well, nevermind. Just lie like your mama taught you then.

VA on

Aww the picture is adorable.

Mark on

Lovely family! Congrats.

Sue on

So many negative people here! As the saying goes: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”.