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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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  • Kate Kelly, author and historian

    Bringing history to life at AmericaComesAlive.com

    Kate Kelly's career path has taken her from college life as a theater major to a life as an author and historian. She took the time to share with Work It, Mom! some of the interesting things she's working on right now -- including ways to use history to bring families closer, now that school has been added back in to our work-life juggle -- and offers some advice for work-at-home moms.

  • Laura Zigman

    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.

  • 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.

  • Kirsten Mangers

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • 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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