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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Member Close-Up: SK Joun
Publisher of Parents for Parents magazine
This week, we had a quick chat with SK, a working mother of two who publishes a great parent-driven-and-focused magazine in the Boston area.
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.
Caryl Stern, President, CEO of US Fund for UNICEF
Formerly worked with the Anti-Defamation Leauge
Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF, says that being a parent has influenced the way she approaches her job. "I definitely need to balance my personal and professional lives, to make room for both," the mother of three (and grandmother of one) says.
Vice President, CBS Communications Group and Founder, Rolemommy
Beth is a Vice President for CBS Communications Group. She lives in New Rochelle, NY with her husband and two kids, ages 5 and 8. Beth is also the author of Peeing in Peace: Tales and Tips for Type A Moms and the founder of Rolemommy.com. If you need an extra shot of energy in your day, read Beth’s interview, in which she shares her tips for juggling work and family without losing your sanity, offers some advice for aspiring authors, and talks about how she created a more flexible work arrangement after having kids.
Stephanie O'Dea, Crock Pot Mom and Blogger at A Year in Crockpotting
Stephanie O'Deah is a freelance writer and blogger. In 2008 she made a New Year's resolution to to use her crockpot every single day during 2008 and blog about it at A Year of Crockpotting, a blog which became instantly popular. Stephanie lives in San Francisco Bay Area with her husband -- her high school sweetheart - and their two kids, ages four and seven.
Sheila Lirio Marcelo
Founder and CEO, Care.com
Sheila is the founder and CEO of a great new company Care.com. If you’re a busy working mom you know the value of a great caregiver for your kids. Care.com helps you find one. Sheila lives in Weston, MA with her husband and two kids, ages 7 and 15. She has a ridiculously impressive background, including several graduate degrees and senior management positions with extremely successful companies. Somehow she manages to juggle it all while also working together with her husband. If you are curious how, check out this great interview we recently did with Sheila.
Freelance Journalist and Food Critic
Rachel is a freelance journalist and restaurant critic. She lives in Exeter, New Hampshire, with her 13 year old daughter. Rachel is a single mom who left her fast-paced job in the Internet world to have more flexibility and time to spend with her daughter. In this interview, Rachel shares her ideas about finding balance between work and family, how to edit things out of your life (not just your writing), and when a great Cabernet can come in handy.
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.
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.