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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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  • 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.

  • Caryl Stern, President, CEO of US Fund for UNICEF

    Formerly worked with the Anti-Defamation Leauge

    Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF, says that being a parent has influenced the way she approaches her job. "I definitely need to balance my personal and professional lives, to make room for both," the mother of three (and grandmother of one) says.

  • Tamara Monosoff, CEO of Mom Invented

    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!

  • Caitlin Friedman, coauthor of "Happy at Work, Happy at Home"

    Author, publc relations and marketing professional

    "I want to keep working, but I need more flexibility!" says public relations and marketing professional and mother of twins Caitlin Friedman. Together, she and her business partner Kimberly Yorio run TC Media in New York City and are the coauthors of the "Girl's Guide" series of books. Their latest, Happy at Work, Happy at Home: The Girl's Guide to Being a Working Mom, offers hints and advice for making the most of your work-life juggle.

  • Ingrid Hoffmann, of the Food Network's "Simply Delicioso"

    TV personality, cookbook author, and chef

    Ingrid Hoffmann has always been passionate about food. She claimed the national spotlight with the launch of her The Food Network show Simply Delicioso last July; her Spanish-language cooking and style show, Delicioso, airs on Galavision/Univision. She's the latest spokesperson for the famed "Got Milk?" campaign, and took some time to chat with us about cooking and how busy moms can make mealtime easier.

  • Mary Ostyn, author, "A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family"

    Blogger and author

    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.

  • 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!).

  • Member Close-Up: Lorrie Browne

    Interior designer and entrepreneur

    Work It, Mom! member Lorrie Browne is living her dream, helping busy people design and decorate their homes. She lives with her family in Florida City, Florida.

  • Michelle Nicholasen, award-winning filmmaker and author

    Author of "I Brake for Meltdowns: How to Handle the Most Exasperating Behavior of Your 2- to 5-Year-Old"

    With five kids under the age of 7 (including 5-year-old triplets), it's probably safe to say that Michelle Nicholasen qualifies for a.) sainthood and b.) the title of "experienced parent." An award-winning filmmaker for shows like Nova and Frontline, she's also the author of I Break for Meltdowns: How to Handle the Most Exasperating Behavior of Your 2- to 5-Year-Old, in which she and longtime educator Barbara O'Neal share their wisdom on what to do in the most cringe-worthy parenting situations -- and how to cope when the traditional advice doesn't work.

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