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: Martina@creativetoyshop.com
Entrepreneur, toyshop owner
Martina@Creativetoyshop.com is a mother of two, a former business executive and now the happy owner of Creative Toyshop. After discovering a line of eco-friendly cardboard toys from Germany in 2008, she became the exclusive distributor for them in the US. "I have to say, it's not a bad thing to start your business in a slow economy as there aren't any prior years to compare," she points out (great attitude!).
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.
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.
Member Close-Up: PartyOf5
Co-Founder of My Plate-Mate Products
Each week we introduce you to another working mother here at Work It, Mom! This week, we chat with PartyOf5, a mother of three who lives in California. She left the corporate world six years ago, she says, and was inspired to launch her own company aimed at making life easier for moms.
Founder and President of Babble Soft
Aruni Gunasegaram is an entrepreneur, professor, writer, and small business adviser who lives in Texas with her husband, Erin Defosse, and their two young children. After the high-tech business they founded together was sold in 2002, Gunasegaram, who is also a CPA, taught at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and eventually made her way back into the world of entrepreneurship as the founder and president of Babble Soft, a company that provides software solutions to new moms and dads, easing their transition into parenthood.
Global President and Chairman, Babycenter
Tina Sharkey is the Global President and Chairman for BabyCenter, LLC based in Mill Valley, California. She is a mom of a five-year-old and an eight-year-old boy. In this interview, Tina shares her thoughts on work/life balance, or rather integration, why it is important for her to have a career and what kind of example she wants to set for her children. Tina also talks about how she stays involved in her children’s school and how having children and a family morphed her into a better executive.
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.
Founder & CEO, Flexperience, LLC
Sally is the founder and CEO of Flexperience, LLC, a new company that connects professionals with part-time, flex-time, or project-based work opportunities. Sally lives in San Mateo, California, with her husband and two kids: a 19 month old and a four year old. In this interview Sally talks about what inspired her to start her company, why she finds being an entrepreneur and a mom easier than working for someone else, what she loves about having a flexible work schedule, and how you can often find her in the parking lot of her local public library.
Member Close-Up: Brandy at www.BanishtheBadMoodMama.com
Hypnotherapist, doula, and director of a holistic business network
Each week, we take a little time to introduce you to another member here at Work It, Mom! This week, we'd like you to meet Brandy, a mom of 6 who lives in Maryland and works as a childbirth educator and doula.