Living: When Jobs Clash

With two salaries and two egos, family life gets harder all the time

Meet Kendall Crolius, 36, an account director at the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency in Manhattan. Every day, Monday through Friday, she awakens at 6:00 a.m., prepares for work and, if two-year-old Trevor stirs, snatches a few minutes of "quality time." At 7:10 she walks to the train station near her Connecticut home; by 8:30 she is in her Lexington Avenue office. During the next nine hours, she juggles the demands of clients and researchers, creative teams and media people. But no matter how hectic it gets, Crolius usually manages to catch the 5:18 train. When she reaches home, Trevor is...

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