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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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Andrea Serrette

    Internal and Executive Communication Lead for the Printing Systems Division at IBM, Author of The Milk Memos

    Andrea is an Internal and Executive Communication Lead for the Printing Systems Division at IBM. She is also a co-author of a new book for working moms called The Milk Memos. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her 4-year-old son, 11-year-old stepdaughter, 14-year-old stepson, and her husband. Andrea has been with IBM for 9 years and shares with us how transitioning from a full-time, highly demanding job to a part-time, flexible position helped her feel more balanced and fulfilled.

  • Judy Adourian

    Founder of Writeyes

  • Gwendolen Gross

    Writer and Author of The Other Mother

    Gwendolen Gross is a writer and author of the recently released novel The Other Mother. The Other Mother is about the lives and relationship between two mothers, each with different issues, choices, and feelings about work, motherhood, and identity. Gwendolen is a mother of two and in this interview she talks about her own work-life juggle as well as the inspiration behind writing her latest book.

  • 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.

  • Debbie Kristofferson

    VP of Creative and User Experience, Walmart.com

    Debbie is the Vice President of Creative and User Experience for Walmart.com. She lives in Marin County, CA, with her husband, an 8 year-old daughter and a 7 year-old son. Debbie has an extremely demanding job, but due to a very long commute, she works from home one day a week. In this interview, she talks about how she succeeds with making this arrangement work, why taking time off from work was so important when her daughter made the transition to kindergarten, what she still has to learn to do better as a professional mom, and why you might find her on a conference call in her gym parking lot.

  • Stephanie Sheaffer

    Communications professional and writer at Metropolitanmama.net

    Stephanie Sheaffer is a communications professional, an aspiring author, and the writer and founder of Metropolitan Mama, a blog that guides readers along the road of parenthood.