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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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  • Member Close-Up: Brandy at www.BanishtheBadMoodMama.com

    Hypnotherapist, doula, and director of a holistic business network

    Each week, we take a little time to introduce you to another member here at Work It, Mom! This week, we'd like you to meet Brandy, a mom of 6 who lives in Maryland and works as a childbirth educator and doula.

  • Member Close-Up: Yes, Mommy Has to Work Today

    Works at home providing health insurance alternatives

    Each week, we'll introduce you to a member here at Work It, Mom! We recently took a little time to get to know Yes, Mommy has to work today, who lives in Portland, Oregon, and is mom to five children.

  • Gwendolen Gross

    Writer and Author of The Other Mother

    Gwendolen Gross is a writer and author of the recently released novel The Other Mother. The Other Mother is about the lives and relationship between two mothers, each with different issues, choices, and feelings about work, motherhood, and identity. Gwendolen is a mother of two and in this interview she talks about her own work-life juggle as well as the inspiration behind writing her latest book.

  • Kate Kelly, author and historian

    Bringing history to life at AmericaComesAlive.com

    Kate Kelly's career path has taken her from college life as a theater major to a life as an author and historian. She took the time to share with Work It, Mom! some of the interesting things she's working on right now -- including ways to use history to bring families closer, now that school has been added back in to our work-life juggle -- and offers some advice for work-at-home moms.

  • Laura Zigman

    Writer & Blogger

    Laura Zigman is a writer who lives in Auburndale, Massachusetts with her husband and six and a half year-old son. Laura is the author of several books, including Animal Husbandry, on which the movie Someone Like You was based, and her latest novel titled Piece of Work. In her interview Laura talks about her path to becoming a successful writer and reveals the not-always-rosy reality of making a living by writing books. She talks candidly about the pressure of being the primary breadwinner, the challenges of working from home, and why jungle gyms may forever remind her of her worst experience as a working mom.

  • Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

    Staff writer and blogger for Time magazine

    Lisa Takeuchi Cullen is a staff writer at Time magazine, covering workplace, business, and society trends; she also writes Time's Work in Progress blog and is the author of Remember Me: A Lively Tour of the New American Way of Death, which she wrote and researched with her then-newborn daughter Mika in tow.

  • Kirsten Mangers

    Founder and CEO of WebVisible

    Kirsten Mangers is the Founder and CEO of WebVisible, an interactive advertising platform company in Irvine, CA. Kirsten is a mom of two children who are now 14 and 17 years old. In this interview she shares with us what she has learned by building her own company, what helps her thrive as an entrepreneur and a mom, and why her husband became a stay-at-home dad.

  • Member Close-Up: Chrissy Johnson

    Mom of one, librarian and blogger

    We recently chatted with Chrissy Johnson, a mother of one who found her dream job as a librarian and blogs at Controlling a Spicy Universe.

  • Hana Wolf and Nisha Cordero

    Co-Founders of Little Jet Set

    Hana S. Wolf and Nisha T. Cordero were both lawyers before becoming entrepreneurs. In June 2007, they launched Little Jet Set, an online store packed with tips, gear, and gadgets for tiny travelers (and their parents). On their site, they admit to owning an electronic gadget or two, but have found plenty of ways to keep boredom and discomfort at bay -- at home, and while on the road.

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