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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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  • 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.

  • Naomi Dunford, Founder of Itty Bitty Marketing

    Founder of Itty Bitty Marketing

    Naomi Dunford spent 10 years in marketing and corporate communication for Fortune 500 companies, but decided to find a way to work from home when her youngest son, Jack, now 1, was born. The 26-year-old mom of two (son Michael is 8) became a microbusiness marketing consultant, working from her home near Toronto, Canada, blogging at ittybiz.com and running her company, Itty Bitty Marketing, which caters to people with very small businesses. Work-at-home-moms, take note!

  • 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.

  • Beth Avant

    Freelance Director at a PR Agency

    Beth Avant is a freelancer with a PR agency in San Diego, where she lives with her husband and three year-old son. Beth transitioned from working full time in PR to working on a more flexible schedule and then to eventually working as a freelancer. In this interview she shares some great perspectives for how to organize your life if you are freelancing, how to deal with feeling overwhelmed at work, and why she sometimes has a hard time relating to other working moms.

  • 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.

  • Rebecca Woolf

    Author of "Rockabye: From Wild to Child"

    Rebecca Woolf, author of "Rockabye: From Wild to Child," began her freelance writing career at 16 and has since written for publications from MSN to Nerve.com to the Huffington Post. She lives with her husband, Hal, and son, Archer, in Los Angeles; she expecting her second child -- a girl -- in early October. "Sacrifice is not what motherhood is about," she says. "Compromise, yes, but not sacrifice."

  • Sheila Lirio Marcelo

    Founder and CEO, Care.com

    Sheila is the founder and CEO of a great new company Care.com. If you’re a busy working mom you know the value of a great caregiver for your kids. Care.com helps you find one. Sheila lives in Weston, MA with her husband and two kids, ages 7 and 15. She has a ridiculously impressive background, including several graduate degrees and senior management positions with extremely successful companies. Somehow she manages to juggle it all while also working together with her husband. If you are curious how, check out this great interview we recently did with Sheila.

  • Brett Paesel

    Author of Mommies Who Drink

    Brett Paesel is a writer and author of Mommies Who Drink: Sex, Drugs, and Other Distant Memories of an Ordinary Mom. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons – Spencer, who is seven and Murph who is three and a half. In her interview, Brett talks about her book and what inspired her to write it, shares some great tips on what helps her keep the work-family juggle going, and reminds all busy moms to find some time to spend with their friends, sans husband or child.

  • Sam Reich-Dagnen

    Sam is the co-founder, with her husband, of Braincandy, a company that produces digital products, including DVDs, to help kids learn, play and explore the world around them. She lives in Seattle, Washington and is a mom of six year-old twins: Blaise and Logan.