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Colleen Lanners' daughter, Grace, 7, learns how to perform a string trick after school at Hope Lutheran Church North Campus Oct. 24. Michael Vosburg

Money matters: Finances factor in moms' decision to work or stay home

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FARGO - For Kari Dahlen, money was the only issue when it came to deciding between working and staying home with her 2-year-old son.

"I love to stay busy and do fun community events with my son," said Dahlen, who works full time and lives in Fargo. "There are often exciting events that we cannot attend because I am working."

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Finances are one of the biggest reasons women choose to work after having children, but they're not the only factor.

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