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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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  • Lisa Nolan

    Co-Founder & CEO of LIZAL, Inc.

    Lisa Nolan is the co-founder and CEO of LIZAL, Inc., a successful China-based manufacturing and sourcing company. Lisa manages her business from Palo Alto, CA, with frequent trips to Asia. She is also a mom of a 3 year-old boy. In this revealing interview, Lisa talks about her inspiration for becoming an entrepreneur, how she schedules her days to maximize her time with her clients and her family, what she wishes her husband did differently, and some advice for fellow entrepreneur moms.

  • Gina Trapani

    Founder & Editor of Lifehacker.com

    Gine Trapani is the founder and editor of Lifehacker.com, a blog about being more productive with software as well as in your life. Gina is one of the most popular women bloggers online - actually, one of the most popular bloggers, period. We asked her to share some of her favorite life hacks with us in the hopes that they might help busy working moms juggle their 100 to-dos a bit more effectively.

  • 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!).

  • Cathy Rosen

    Senior Equities Trader

    Cathy Rosen is a Senior Equities Trader for a hedge fund based in New York City. She is a mom of a four year-old boy. In this interview, Cathy shares her thoughts on having to justify her choice to work, why finding time for a short workout makes her a better mom, why talking business at home with her husband is a good thing, how she manages to avoid the infamous working-mom guilt, and why she wouldn’t mind freezing herself for a bit.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sally Thornton

    Founder & CEO, Flexperience, LLC

    Sally is the founder and CEO of Flexperience, LLC, a new company that connects professionals with part-time, flex-time, or project-based work opportunities. Sally lives in San Mateo, California, with her husband and two kids: a 19 month old and a four year old. In this interview Sally talks about what inspired her to start her company, why she finds being an entrepreneur and a mom easier than working for someone else, what she loves about having a flexible work schedule, and how you can often find her in the parking lot of her local public library.

  • Mindy Roberts

    Mindy Roberts is a marketing professional and blogger, who authors a popular blog called The Mommy Blog. She also recently founded PearSoup.com, an online collection of things our children say. She lives in San Jose, California with her three kids, who are 9, 6.5 and 5 years old. In her interview, she talks about how she got into blogging, what she likes most about it, and what she would do if she could afford to stay at home.

  • Rachel Forrest

    Freelance Journalist and Food Critic

    Rachel is a freelance journalist and restaurant critic. She lives in Exeter, New Hampshire, with her 13 year old daughter. Rachel is a single mom who left her fast-paced job in the Internet world to have more flexibility and time to spend with her daughter. In this interview, Rachel shares her ideas about finding balance between work and family, how to edit things out of your life (not just your writing), and when a great Cabernet can come in handy.

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