Mom charged with child abandonment was yards away for interview

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There are hundreds of job interview tips out there, but here's a big one: Don't bring your kids to your interview -- and if you do -- don't leave them unattended.

Laura Browder -- a single mom and college student in Houston, Texas -- is being charged for child abandonment after leaving her two children in a food court.

The six-year-old girl and two-year-old boy were found unattended in the food court in Memorial City Mall, but Browder claims to have been interviewing for a job 30 yards away.

She claims that she didn't have time to set up care for her children before the interview, and she stated that her children were still in her line of sight during her interview.

Immediately after she returned from the interview -- in which she accepted the job position -- she was arrested by the police.

Browder released the following statement:

"This was very unfortunate this happened. I had an interview with a very great company with lots of career growth. I am a college student and mother of two. I would never put my name, background or children in harm's way intentionally. I have a promising future ahead of me regardless of what the media tries to portray me as. A judge released my children to me knowing that I was a good mother who just made a not-so-smart decision. My children weren't even 30 yards away from me. I fed them and sat there with them until it was time to meet my interviewer. This, too, will pass and I am not concerned with [what] outsiders have to say or what they think.

See the video below for up-to-date coverage on the case:

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