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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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  • Joni B. Cole

    Author of "Water Cooler Diaries"

    Author Joni B. Cole says that her "This Day in the Life" book series was born out of "self pity, curiosity, and a need to connect." Inspired to find out how other women coped with their lives, Cole asked participants to keep "day diaries" chronicalling a single day in their hectic lives. Her most recent book -- Water Cooler Diaries: Women across America Share Their Day at Work (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2008) -- is the third in the series, and focuses on women in their workplaces.

  • Member Close-Up: Earthmama

    IT/Project specialist, writer, and online business owner

    Each week, we'll introduce you to a different member of the Work It, Mom! community. This week, we got to know earthmama a little better.

  • Joan Rooney

    Vice President, Provider Management, Tutor.com

    Joan Rooney is the Vice President of Provider Management for Tutor.com, an online tutoring company. She has a fifteen year-old son and works from home most of the time. Check out this interview for some great perspective and tips from Joan about getting through the hectic days and not giving into guilt, as well as for some ideas about helping your kids with homework.

  • Member Close-Up: Martina@creativetoyshop.com

    Entrepreneur, toyshop owner

    Martina@Creativetoyshop.com is a mother of two, a former business executive and now the happy owner of Creative Toyshop. After discovering a line of eco-friendly cardboard toys from Germany in 2008, she became the exclusive distributor for them in the US. "I have to say, it's not a bad thing to start your business in a slow economy as there aren't any prior years to compare," she points out (great attitude!).

  • Andrea Serrette

    Internal and Executive Communication Lead for the Printing Systems Division at IBM, Author of The Milk Memos

    Andrea is an Internal and Executive Communication Lead for the Printing Systems Division at IBM. She is also a co-author of a new book for working moms called The Milk Memos. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her 4-year-old son, 11-year-old stepdaughter, 14-year-old stepson, and her husband. Andrea has been with IBM for 9 years and shares with us how transitioning from a full-time, highly demanding job to a part-time, flexible position helped her feel more balanced and fulfilled.

  • Member Close-Up: Bayou Twin mom

    Owns Gemini Greetings

    This week we chatted with Bayou Twin Mom, a mother of three who lives in Baton Rouge, runs her own specialty-card business, and blogs about her life and family at Tiger Twins in the Bayou.

  • Member Close-Up: PartyOf5

    Co-Founder of My Plate-Mate Products

    Each week we introduce you to another working mother here at Work It, Mom! This week, we chat with PartyOf5, a mother of three who lives in California. She left the corporate world six years ago, she says, and was inspired to launch her own company aimed at making life easier for moms.

  • Aruni Gunasegaram

    Founder and President of Babble Soft

    Aruni Gunasegaram is an entrepreneur, professor, writer, and small business adviser who lives in Texas with her husband, Erin Defosse, and their two young children. After the high-tech business they founded together was sold in 2002, Gunasegaram, who is also a CPA, taught at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and eventually made her way back into the world of entrepreneurship as the founder and president of Babble Soft, a company that provides software solutions to new moms and dads, easing their transition into parenthood.

  • Tina Sharkey

    Global President and Chairman, Babycenter

    Tina Sharkey is the Global President and Chairman for BabyCenter, LLC based in Mill Valley, California. She is a mom of a five-year-old and an eight-year-old boy. In this interview, Tina shares her thoughts on work/life balance, or rather integration, why it is important for her to have a career and what kind of example she wants to set for her children. Tina also talks about how she stays involved in her children’s school and how having children and a family morphed her into a better executive.

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