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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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  • Cathy Rosen

    Senior Equities Trader

    Cathy Rosen is a Senior Equities Trader for a hedge fund based in New York City. She is a mom of a four year-old boy. In this interview, Cathy shares her thoughts on having to justify her choice to work, why finding time for a short workout makes her a better mom, why talking business at home with her husband is a good thing, how she manages to avoid the infamous working-mom guilt, and why she wouldn’t mind freezing herself for a bit.

  • Debbie Kristofferson

    VP of Creative and User Experience, Walmart.com

    Debbie is the Vice President of Creative and User Experience for Walmart.com. She lives in Marin County, CA, with her husband, an 8 year-old daughter and a 7 year-old son. Debbie has an extremely demanding job, but due to a very long commute, she works from home one day a week. In this interview, she talks about how she succeeds with making this arrangement work, why taking time off from work was so important when her daughter made the transition to kindergarten, what she still has to learn to do better as a professional mom, and why you might find her on a conference call in her gym parking lot.

  • Donna Novitsky

    CEO of Big Tent

    Donna Novitsky has gone from a career in Industrial Engineering to honing her marketing skills at an enterprise software startup that she helped build from nothing to $100 million in revenue. From there, she joined the Venture world before becoming an entrepreneur and the CEO of Big Tent, a company that provides free online technology and facilitates the organization of real-world communities.

  • 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.

  • Gina Trapani

    Founder & Editor of Lifehacker.com

    Gine Trapani is the founder and editor of Lifehacker.com, a blog about being more productive with software as well as in your life. Gina is one of the most popular women bloggers online - actually, one of the most popular bloggers, period. We asked her to share some of her favorite life hacks with us in the hopes that they might help busy working moms juggle their 100 to-dos a bit more effectively.

  • Gretchen Rubin

    Author Of The Happiness Project

    Gretchen Craft Rubin spent a year testing out every tip and truism about happiness that she could find; she documents the results in The Happiness Project, which is due out from HarperCollins in 2009. On her blog about the project, she shares her own formula for happiness, inspirational quotes, and insightful posts about finding joy in life. Raised in Kansas City, the lawyer-turned-author lives in New York City with her husband and their two daughters.

  • Gwendolen Gross

    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.

  • 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.

  • Ingrid Hoffmann, of the Food Network's "Simply Delicioso"

    TV personality, cookbook author, and chef

    Ingrid Hoffmann has always been passionate about food. She claimed the national spotlight with the launch of her The Food Network show Simply Delicioso last July; her Spanish-language cooking and style show, Delicioso, airs on Galavision/Univision. She's the latest spokesperson for the famed "Got Milk?" campaign, and took some time to chat with us about cooking and how busy moms can make mealtime easier.

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