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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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  • 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.

  • Mika Bradford

    Nutritionist, consultant, and autism activist

    Mika Bradford became involved in the autism community nearly a decade ago, when her youngest son was diagnosed with autism. A certified nutritionist with her own consulting company, she recently became a content specialist with AutismSpot.com, a support site for parents, medical professionals, and educators.

  • Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin

    Authors of Back On the Career Track

    Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin are the authors of Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-At-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work, a book offering strategy and advice to women resuming careers after extended time at home with children. With nine kids between them, Carol and Vivian have both taken time away from their demanding careers and have successfully returned to the workforce. Their book is filled with specific tips and suggestions for moms who are thinking about returning to work after taking time off and it is based on their personal experiences as well as interviews with more than 100 women who have successfully made the transition.

  • Aruni Gunasegaram

    Founder and President of Babble Soft

    Aruni Gunasegaram is an entrepreneur, professor, writer, and small business adviser who lives in Texas with her husband, Erin Defosse, and their two young children. After the high-tech business they founded together was sold in 2002, Gunasegaram, who is also a CPA, taught at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and eventually made her way back into the world of entrepreneurship as the founder and president of Babble Soft, a company that provides software solutions to new moms and dads, easing their transition into parenthood.

  • 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.

  • Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

    Staff writer and blogger for Time magazine

    Lisa Takeuchi Cullen is a staff writer at Time magazine, covering workplace, business, and society trends; she also writes Time's Work in Progress blog and is the author of Remember Me: A Lively Tour of the New American Way of Death, which she wrote and researched with her then-newborn daughter Mika in tow.

  • 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.

  • Gretchen Rubin

    Author Of The Happiness Project

    Gretchen Craft Rubin spent a year testing out every tip and truism about happiness that she could find; she documents the results in The Happiness Project, which is due out from HarperCollins in 2009. On her blog about the project, she shares her own formula for happiness, inspirational quotes, and insightful posts about finding joy in life. Raised in Kansas City, the lawyer-turned-author lives in New York City with her husband and their two daughters.

  • Beth Feldman

    Vice President, CBS Communications Group and Founder, Rolemommy

    Beth is a Vice President for CBS Communications Group. She lives in New Rochelle, NY with her husband and two kids, ages 5 and 8. Beth is also the author of Peeing in Peace: Tales and Tips for Type A Moms and the founder of Rolemommy.com. If you need an extra shot of energy in your day, read Beth’s interview, in which she shares her tips for juggling work and family without losing your sanity, offers some advice for aspiring authors, and talks about how she created a more flexible work arrangement after having kids.

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