Blogger and author
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.
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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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.
Freelance Director at a PR Agency
Beth Avant is a freelancer with a PR agency in San Diego, where she lives with her husband and three year-old son. Beth transitioned from working full time in PR to working on a more flexible schedule and then to eventually working as a freelancer. In this interview she shares some great perspectives for how to organize your life if you are freelancing, how to deal with feeling overwhelmed at work, and why she sometimes has a hard time relating to other working moms.
Work It, Mom! member and business coach
Today's Member Highlight is an interview with Jenn Givler, a very active Work It, Mom! member and business coach, who is also a mom of a five year-old daughter.
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.
Founder and CEO of WebVisible
Kirsten Mangers is the Founder and CEO of WebVisible, an interactive advertising platform company in Irvine, CA. Kirsten is a mom of two children who are now 14 and 17 years old. In this interview she shares with us what she has learned by building her own company, what helps her thrive as an entrepreneur and a mom, and why her husband became a stay-at-home dad.
Writer & Blogger
Laura Zigman is a writer who lives in Auburndale, Massachusetts with her husband and six and a half year-old son. Laura is the author of several books, including Animal Husbandry, on which the movie Someone Like You was based, and her latest novel titled Piece of Work. In her interview Laura talks about her path to becoming a successful writer and reveals the not-always-rosy reality of making a living by writing books. She talks candidly about the pressure of being the primary breadwinner, the challenges of working from home, and why jungle gyms may forever remind her of her worst experience as a working mom.
Member Close-Up: Ally
Owner and operator of All Our Milk Money
Ally, a mother of two who lives in Los Angeles, left the entertainment industry for a life of parenthood and entrepreneurship. She started her company out of a desire to help work-at-home parents, and has been happily watching her business grow.
Member Close-Up: Karen
Works at home with FourPointMoms
Each week, we'll introduce you to one of your fellow Work It, Mom! members. This week, we sat down (at our respective computers) to chat with Karen.
Member Close-Up: Lorrie Browne
Interior designer and entrepreneur
Work It, Mom! member Lorrie Browne is living her dream, helping busy people design and decorate their homes. She lives with her family in Florida City, Florida.