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Material Instincts

Many mothers struggle to balance employment and family to help cover bills.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/la_woman/article/material_instincts_20030328

Every day before Dina Goldstein (not her real name) leaves the house to take her two young children to day care and herself to work, she grabs two bagels and two boxes of orange juice. After buckling the kids into the car, she gives them the bagels and the juice, and they eat breakfast in the car on the way to school. "I just don't have time to get them ready, myself ready and feed everyone before I leave the house," said Goldstein, who works as a religious day school teacher. Like Goldstein, many women find maintaining a family and a job overwhelming.

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