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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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.
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen
Staff writer and blogger for Time magazine
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen is a staff writer at Time magazine, covering workplace, business, and society trends; she also writes Time's Work in Progress blog and is the author of Remember Me: A Lively Tour of the New American Way of Death, which she wrote and researched with her then-newborn daughter Mika in tow.
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: Chrissy Johnson
Mom of one, librarian and blogger
We recently chatted with Chrissy Johnson, a mother of one who found her dream job as a librarian and blogs at Controlling a Spicy Universe.
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.
Hana Wolf and Nisha Cordero
Co-Founders of Little Jet Set
Hana S. Wolf and Nisha T. Cordero were both lawyers before becoming entrepreneurs. In June 2007, they launched Little Jet Set, an online store packed with tips, gear, and gadgets for tiny travelers (and their parents). On their site, they admit to owning an electronic gadget or two, but have found plenty of ways to keep boredom and discomfort at bay -- at home, and while on the road.
Member Close-Up: 07Mom
Teacher and entrepreneur
While on leave from teaching, Buffalo, New York-based 07Mom decided to start her own company (with her 1-year-old son in tow). Just a short while later, it's starting to take off, with her products mentioned in publications including The Boston Globe.
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.
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.