Mom Interviews

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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  • 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.

  • Member Close-Up: Bayou Twin mom

    Owns Gemini Greetings

    This week we chatted with Bayou Twin Mom, a mother of three who lives in Baton Rouge, runs her own specialty-card business, and blogs about her life and family at Tiger Twins in the Bayou.

  • Gina Trapani

    Founder & Editor of Lifehacker.com

    Gine Trapani is the founder and editor of Lifehacker.com, a blog about being more productive with software as well as in your life. Gina is one of the most popular women bloggers online - actually, one of the most popular bloggers, period. We asked her to share some of her favorite life hacks with us in the hopes that they might help busy working moms juggle their 100 to-dos a bit more effectively.

  • Member Close-Up: Rosemary

    Military spouse, novelist, and development coordinator

    This week, we'd like to introduce you to Rosemary a military spouse and mom of two who lives in Connecticut and works from home as a freelancer. When she's not writing, she's often still writing -- over at her blog, Writing Military Mom.

  • 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.

  • Elana Centor

    Marketing commucations consultant, writer and blogger

    Elana Centor is a marketing commucations consultant, writer and blogger. (To read her great blog about business culture, check out FunnyBusiness.) She lives in Minneapolis, MN and has two kids who are 18 and 23 years old. In her interview, Elana shares some great perspectives on juggling work and raising kids that she learned from her 20+ year career. Elana Centor is a marketing commucations consultant, writer and blogger. (To read her great blog about business culture, check out FunnyBusiness.) She lives in Minneapolis, MN and has two kids who are 18 and 23 years old. In her interview, Elana shares some great perspectives on juggling work and raising kids that she learned from her 20+ year career.

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