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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.

  • Kathy Marshall

    Recruitment Partner, Decision Toolbox

    Kathy Marshall is a Recruitment Partner with Decision Toolbox, a full service recruitment firm. Kathy works from her home office and lives in Southlake, Texas with her husband and two sons, who are 5 and 6 years old. Kathy’s positive attitude about juggling the many work and family responsibilities on her plate is infectious and she shares it in her interview.

  • 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.

  • Kimberly Rider

    Author of "Organic Baby" and eco-friendly interior designer

    Kimberly Rider is the author of The Healthy Home Workbook and Organic Baby, owner of atmosphera interior design firm and an expert on creating beautiful and stylish eco-friendly designs for healthy living. She lives in Northen California with her husband and their 2 1/2-year-old son.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Laura, the Organizing Junkie

    Professional organizer and blogger at OrgJunkie.com

    Laura is a professional organizer who writes the insanely popular and addictive blog, OrgJunkie.com. She lives in Canada with her husband and three kids, ages 2, 9 and 11.

  • Leslie Morgan Steiner

    Author of the book, Mommy Wars, and On Balance, a blog at the Washington Post

    Leslie Morgan Steiner wrote Mommy Wars, a best-selling and controversial book filled with essays by stay-at-home and working moms, talking about their lives, choices, and struggles. Leslie now writes a great blog for the Washington Post called On Balance. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and three young children. Leslie has done a lot of research into the issues - personal, societal, professional - facing moms today and she highlights a few of her findings in this interview. She also offers great perpectives, supported by her research, for moms looking to get back into their careers after taking time off to take care of their kids.

  • Lindsay Ferrier of Suburban Turmoil

    Blogger at Suburban Turmoil and The Blender, columnist at the Nashville City Paper

    Lindsay Ferrier is not afraid to speak her mind. On her acclaimed personal blog, Suburban Turmoil, she's taken on cranky soccer dads to uber-enthusiastic pageant moms alike with dead-on, scathing, superbly written posts. She's generous with her praise as well, founding (along with Kimberly from Petroville) the Perfect Post Awards, a monthly badge of honor for bloggers to give to other bloggers. The mom and stepmom of four lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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