Working mothers’  key rule: Put kids first

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Posted: May 11, 2013

The Winchester Star

Ivy Brown-Tyson poses with her three baseball-playing sons (from left) Drew, 6, Kellen, 8, and Jalen, 11. Brown-Tyson, a nurse, works hard to support her boys’ athletic pursuits. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Mary Blowe, director of finance for the City of Winchester, plays with her twin daughters Rachael (left) and Meghan. Blowe relies on a detailed calendar to attend to work and family demands. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Full Frame Photography owner Lauri Bridgeforth said she tries to adjust her work schedule so she can be with her children. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Ivy Brown-Tyson walks with her baseball-playing sons (from left) Jalen, 11, Kellen, 8, and Drew, 6. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Mary Blowe plays with her twin 5-year-old daughters Rachael (left) and Meghan. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER

Balancing two jobs isn’t easy, especially when one is 9 to 5 and the other is 24-7.

Yet millions of mothers nationwide manage to carry the load of raising children while also working at a …



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