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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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