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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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  • Member Close-Up: Kate

    Works as an IT Project Manager

    Each week, we introduce you to another member here at Work It, Mom!; this week, we chat with Kate, who lives in Virgina with her husband and their 1-year-old son.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Interview with Manya Chait, VP of Public Relations with VistaPrint

    We have the great fortune this week to have been able to snare Manya Chait, the Vice President of Public Relations with VistaPrint, for an interview. Manya is also a working mother, married, who has very young daughter. She gives us a peek at her day, her surprising work schedule as a company executive, and how she pulls it all together.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sara Fisher

    Senior Manager, Edelman

    Sara is a Senior Manager at Edelman, a powerhouse PR firm. She lives in Chicago with her son and husband. Sara also writes one a great and often entertaining blog at selfmademom.net (her blog's tagline is I'm just middle management at work, but I'm the CEO at home.) Sara's down-to-earth take on being a professional moms is refreshing and she has given us a very creative idea of what to ask for for Mother's Day - a live-in manicurist!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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