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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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  • Lindsay Ferrier of Suburban Turmoil

    Blogger at Suburban Turmoil and The Blender, columnist at the Nashville City Paper

    Lindsay Ferrier is not afraid to speak her mind. On her acclaimed personal blog, Suburban Turmoil, she's taken on cranky soccer dads to uber-enthusiastic pageant moms alike with dead-on, scathing, superbly written posts. She's generous with her praise as well, founding (along with Kimberly from Petroville) the Perfect Post Awards, a monthly badge of honor for bloggers to give to other bloggers. The mom and stepmom of four lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Pamela Liebman

    CEO of Corcoran Group

    Pamela Liebman is the CEO of Corcoran Group, the largest residential real estate firm in New York City. Pam has had a fabulous career with Corcoran, where she spent over 20 years. She is a mom of two daughters who are now 8 and 12 years old. Read Pam’s interview to learn how she balances a demanding job with finding time for her family, how being a mom has made her a better manager, and why she does not feel guilty being a working mom.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Donna Novitsky

    CEO of Big Tent

    Donna Novitsky has gone from a career in Industrial Engineering to honing her marketing skills at an enterprise software startup that she helped build from nothing to $100 million in revenue. From there, she joined the Venture world before becoming an entrepreneur and the CEO of Big Tent, a company that provides free online technology and facilitates the organization of real-world communities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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