Nightly News   |  March 14, 2013

Families struggling for work-life balance

A new study from the Pew Research Center released Thursday found 37 of mothers say they want to work fulltime, due in large part to the recession and financial insecurity. In addition, workplace priorities are different for men and women, with women valuing flexibility and men valuing salary.  NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports.

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>> reporter: striking a bance tween work and famil i a wo in progrs for jul lastro.

>> i have actlly go and pickp my kids.

>> rorter: juggling her fullime job, the motheof two sometime wishes she couldpend more time at home with her young children.

>> how w school?

>> reporter: julie saysor her and her huand david, finaially it's just not doable in washington, d.

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>> in the a o blackberrys and laptops we suld be able to ha mor flexibily.

>> repter: lso striking from e sty,orng dads are findinghe workamily balan just a challenging as working moms. whe the mands o work and familyife often collide, the good news may be that morehan everhosetresses are shared. asraditional fily roles keep shifting. hema ellis, nbc news, new