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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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  • 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.

  • Interview with Mir Kamin of The Cornered Office and Would Coulda Shoulda

    Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Mir Kamin was not yet a blogger at Work It, Mom! But, having been great admirers of her work, we asked her if we could interview her about her life as a freelance writer and mother of a daughter and son. Of course, then we swooped in and gathered her up for our very own, and you can read her blog The Cornered Office here weekly at Work It, Mom! She also blogs regularly at Want Not, Ty’s Toy Box, Maya’s Mom, and Drool,icio.us. In her own words, here is a closer look at Mir.

  • Jenn Givler

    Work It, Mom! member and business coach

    Today's Member Highlight is an interview with Jenn Givler, a very active Work It, Mom! member and business coach, who is also a mom of a five year-old daughter.

  • 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."

  • Jill Bohrer

    Education Services Project Manage for Apple Inc.

    Jill Bohrer is an education services project manager for Apple, Inc., in New York City. She is also a mom of a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. In her interview she talks about some of her strategies for separating work and family life, as well as finding extra time to spend with her daughter, what work/life balance means for her, and the one area of parenting where she goes against the experts to make her life easier.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Judy Adourian

    Founder of Writeyes

  • 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.

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