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Mari Villaluna never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. The 36-year-old spent a decade building up a resume as a career counselor and tutor in San Francisco schools after serving in the U.S. Army. She made about $42,000 at an employment agency, and was regularly sought out by potential employers....

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