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Kristin Cavallari puts career on back burner

Kristin Cavallari says she's turning down work projects so she can stay in Chicago for her fiancé, Jay Cutler, and toddler son.

Kristin Cavallari puts career on back burner

Kristin Cavallari might have a burgeoning fashion and television career, but she's focused on only one thing right now: her life in Chicago with her growing family.

"I've passed on a couple of things that would have kept me here in L.A. because my fiancé Jay [Cutler] has to be in Chicago, so if I was here, we would never see each other," Cavallari told Coco Eco magazine, referring to Cutler's career as the Chicago Bears' quarterback. "The sacrifices we make for love..."

Cavallari — who first started her reality television career on MTV's Laguna Beach — added that she wants her planned summer wedding to Cutler to be her only one. The pair have a child together, 1-year-old Camden Jack.

"It's easy to get wrapped up in your career and have that be your only focus, and I want my marriage to work and last — and family comes first," she says. "The design work is great because I can do most of it from Chicago and I have so much fun with it. I love it and it all works out."

We have to give it to Cavallari: It's not easy for moms to balance both work and family — and sometimes it's better to put the career in a lower gear for a while. Sure, it helps that both Cavallari and Cutler have plenty of cash, but women everywhere — without the big bank accounts — make the decision to stay home.

Our question: Is it fair that Cavallari has to give up work opportunities while Cutler continues doing what he loves? It might have something to do with his job in the NFL — football careers typically only last a few years, and his next job might take a backseat to her ambitions.

The most important thing? Cavallari is making the best choice for her family — and something tells us the opportunities will still be there when she decides to come back full-time.

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