The Donald's wife says 1-year-old Barron is "a very smart boy with a lot of energy"

By Marla Lehner
Updated April 13, 2007 08:20 AM

Melania Trump is having no trouble adjusting to being a mom – though 1-year-old Barron, her son with husband Donald Trump, keeps her busy.

“He’s a very smart boy with a lot of energy – sometimes he’s hard to control,” Melania, 36, told PEOPLE Thursday at a Best & Co. fashion show and breakfast to benefit the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Even though he just celebrated his first birthday last month, little Barron is “very smart and very serious,” Melania said. “He’s walking and talking: He says Dadada and Mama. He’s throwing a lot of stuff and he’s just an amazing, amazing boy.”

And the Slovenian model is basking in the joys of being a mom: “Motherhood is amazing – there’s really nothing like it.”

Still, Melania, who said shortly after Barron was born that giving birth was "very, very easy," admits that it can be challenging to make time for marriage, motherhood and herself. “It’s combining the whole thing together,” she said. “It’s another person that we have to take care of. It’s exciting, but it’s responsibility too.”

How did she and The Donald celebrate Barron’s March 20th birthday? Melania says they went to Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., resort where they wed in 2005, and gave their son special – and top secret – present. “I don’t want to talk about it, but it was a very special gift.”

Reporting by LISA MARSH