Making work and family work

Updated 12:20 PM ET, Mon March 18, 2013
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"I used to cringe every time my 2-year-old asked who would be taking care of her that day. I have recently decided to adopt a new attitude and look to them for guidance," said Rebecca Giannelli, mom of three in Glendale Heights, Illinois. Courtesy Dylan Hauge/DBH Photo
"I personally do not have the choice of whether or not I want to stay home with my children or go pursue a high-profile career," said Janice Gervais in Jackson, Michigan. Courtesy Janice Gervais
"I wish I would have taken as much time to consider the profession of motherhood as I did my other employment options," said Kelly Moening, a law-enforcement agent whose husband stays home with their three children. Courtesy Kelly Moening
"Homemade hummus or not, the boys know they can always count on me and their dad, and their extended family, and that is my version of 'having it all,' " said Amy Lawson, a divorced mom of two in Gainesville, Florida. Courtesy Amy Lawson
"Husbands need to understand that they will have to clean, wash clothes, cook, dress the kids, or whatever needs to be done. It is no longer just the wife's role. In our family, we have recognized this and embraced it," said Aisha Houser, mother of these three in Huber Heights, Ohio. Courtesy Aisha Houser