Mom Interviews

Mary Ostyn has a work-life juggle that would leave most of us breathless. A writer who works at home while parenting and homeschooling 10 children, her first book, A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family, was released this spring; her second, Family Feasts for $75 a Week, is due out in September.
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Tamara Monosoff started her first two businesses when she was just 9 years old. Now the CEO and founder of Mom Invented, Monosoff lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and their 8- and 6-year-old daughters. She took some time recently to share her wisdom with Work It, Mom!
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  • Jenna McCarthy

    Author of "The Parent Trip"

    Jenna McCarthy has been writing for magazines for 17 years, as a freelancer and as a staff member at publications including Seventeen, Mademoiselle, and Shape. "Oh yeah, and I recently made two people, right in my body, practically from scratch," she says. "No wonder I’m exhausted half the time."

  • Interview with Manya Chait, VP of Public Relations with VistaPrint

    We have the great fortune this week to have been able to snare Manya Chait, the Vice President of Public Relations with VistaPrint, for an interview. Manya is also a working mother, married, who has very young daughter. She gives us a peek at her day, her surprising work schedule as a company executive, and how she pulls it all together.

  • Stephanie O'Dea, Crock Pot Mom and Blogger at A Year in Crockpotting

    Stephanie O'Deah is a freelance writer and blogger. In 2008 she made a New Year's resolution to to use her crockpot every single day during 2008 and blog about it at A Year of Crockpotting, a blog which became instantly popular. Stephanie lives in San Francisco Bay Area with her husband -- her high school sweetheart - and their two kids, ages four and seven.

  • Sheila Lirio Marcelo

    Founder and CEO, Care.com

    Sheila is the founder and CEO of a great new company Care.com. If you’re a busy working mom you know the value of a great caregiver for your kids. Care.com helps you find one. Sheila lives in Weston, MA with her husband and two kids, ages 7 and 15. She has a ridiculously impressive background, including several graduate degrees and senior management positions with extremely successful companies. Somehow she manages to juggle it all while also working together with her husband. If you are curious how, check out this great interview we recently did with Sheila.

  • Rachel Forrest

    Freelance Journalist and Food Critic

    Rachel is a freelance journalist and restaurant critic. She lives in Exeter, New Hampshire, with her 13 year old daughter. Rachel is a single mom who left her fast-paced job in the Internet world to have more flexibility and time to spend with her daughter. In this interview, Rachel shares her ideas about finding balance between work and family, how to edit things out of your life (not just your writing), and when a great Cabernet can come in handy.

  • Karin Abarbanel

    Author of "Birthing the Elephant"

    Karin Abarbanel runs her own one-woman marketing communications firm, Abarbanel Communications, but her true love is writing. She describes her newest book, Birthing the Elephant, as the What to Expect When You're Expecting of small-business books. "It gives women an emotional road map to the first 22 months of their venture," she says.

  • Sara Fisher

    Senior Manager, Edelman

    Sara is a Senior Manager at Edelman, a powerhouse PR firm. She lives in Chicago with her son and husband. Sara also writes one a great and often entertaining blog at selfmademom.net (her blog's tagline is I'm just middle management at work, but I'm the CEO at home.) Sara's down-to-earth take on being a professional moms is refreshing and she has given us a very creative idea of what to ask for for Mother's Day - a live-in manicurist!

  • Stephanie Sheaffer

    Communications professional and writer at Metropolitanmama.net

    Stephanie Sheaffer is a communications professional, an aspiring author, and the writer and founder of Metropolitan Mama, a blog that guides readers along the road of parenthood.

  • Kim Shepherd

    CEO, Decision Toolbox

    Kim Shepherd is the CEO of Decision Toolbox, a professional recruiting company. Most of Kim's employees work from home on flexible schedules and she shares her perspectives on this - as well as advice for other employers - in her interview.

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