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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Author of The Anti 9 to 5 Guide
Michelle Goodman is the author of The Anti 9 to 5 Guide, a great book for women who want to run from the corporate life and strike out on their own as freelancers. This book is smart, easy to read, and most importantly, filled with practical tips that can actually help you succeed in building your own freelance business. Michelle was kind enough to share some of her insights with us - if you're a freelancer, small business owner, or are thinking of becoming one, don't miss this interview.
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.
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.
Freelance Writer & Blogger, Author of Brazen Careerist
Penelope Trunk is a freelance writer and blogger. Her book, The Brazen Careerist, has just come out and it's filled with refreshing and unexpected career advice from which we can all learn something valuable. She also writes one of our favorite career blogs; its tagline is "Advice at the intersection of work and life." Penelope lives in Madison, Wisconsin (where she moved to from New York City without ever having visited before), with her husband and two kids, ages two and five. In her revealing interview, she talks about how being in the World Trade Center tower as it was collapsing changed her life and her career, from a software executive to a freelance writer. Penelope is also extremely honest about the challenges she consistently deals with while juggling work and family and why using a coffee shop as an office means that sometimes you have to cover more than just your own tab.
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.
Member Close-Up: Sonyareads
Runs an Internet book store and waits tables at night
Sonyareads is a mother of three who runs an Internet book store and two other business from her home in Alabama and also waits tables on the side.
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: Nicu101
MD, medical blogger, and owner of NICU101.com
This week, we talk with Nicu101 is a mom of three who lives in Colorado. She likes the great outdoors (SCUBA and snowboarding) and indoors (reading, knitting) as well.