Sonia Vasquez raised her daughter, Tina, just outside New York City. And when money was tight, Sonia would take on multiple jobs to pay the bills.
"I was a day care provider. I work at the gym in the deli. I take care of the elderly," Sonia, now 63, told her daughter, now 29, during a recent visit with StoryCorps.
One night, while going home, she was so exhausted that she fell asleep at the wheel. Luckily, it was at a red light.
At times, she says, she feared it was taking a toll on her ability to be a good mom.