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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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  • 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.

  • Lindsay Ferrier of Suburban Turmoil

    Blogger at Suburban Turmoil and The Blender, columnist at the Nashville City Paper

    Lindsay Ferrier is not afraid to speak her mind. On her acclaimed personal blog, Suburban Turmoil, she's taken on cranky soccer dads to uber-enthusiastic pageant moms alike with dead-on, scathing, superbly written posts. She's generous with her praise as well, founding (along with Kimberly from Petroville) the Perfect Post Awards, a monthly badge of honor for bloggers to give to other bloggers. The mom and stepmom of four lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Laura, the Organizing Junkie

    Professional organizer and blogger at OrgJunkie.com

    Laura is a professional organizer who writes the insanely popular and addictive blog, OrgJunkie.com. She lives in Canada with her husband and three kids, ages 2, 9 and 11.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kimberly Rider

    Author of "Organic Baby" and eco-friendly interior designer

    Kimberly Rider is the author of The Healthy Home Workbook and Organic Baby, owner of atmosphera interior design firm and an expert on creating beautiful and stylish eco-friendly designs for healthy living. She lives in Northen California with her husband and their 2 1/2-year-old son.

  • Jenna McCarthy

    Author of "The Parent Trip"

    Jenna McCarthy has been writing for magazines for 17 years, as a freelancer and as a staff member at publications including Seventeen, Mademoiselle, and Shape. "Oh yeah, and I recently made two people, right in my body, practically from scratch," she says. "No wonder I’m exhausted half the time."

  • Member Close-Up: Rosemary

    Military spouse, novelist, and development coordinator

    This week, we'd like to introduce you to Rosemary a military spouse and mom of two who lives in Connecticut and works from home as a freelancer. When she's not writing, she's often still writing -- over at her blog, Writing Military Mom.

  • Rebecca Woolf

    Author of "Rockabye: From Wild to Child"

    Rebecca Woolf, author of "Rockabye: From Wild to Child," began her freelance writing career at 16 and has since written for publications from MSN to Nerve.com to the Huffington Post. She lives with her husband, Hal, and son, Archer, in Los Angeles; she expecting her second child -- a girl -- in early October. "Sacrifice is not what motherhood is about," she says. "Compromise, yes, but not sacrifice."

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