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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Nutritionist, consultant, and autism activist
Mika Bradford became involved in the autism community nearly a decade ago, when her youngest son was diagnosed with autism. A certified nutritionist with her own consulting company, she recently became a content specialist with AutismSpot.com, a support site for parents, medical professionals, and educators.
Mindy Roberts is a marketing professional and blogger, who authors a popular blog called The Mommy Blog. She also recently founded PearSoup.com, an online collection of things our children say. She lives in San Jose, California with her three kids, who are 9, 6.5 and 5 years old. In her interview, she talks about how she got into blogging, what she likes most about it, and what she would do if she could afford to stay at home.
Founder and CEO of Barefoot Books
Nancy Traversy is the founder and CEO of Barefoot Books, a wonderful and independent publisher of children’s books and gifts that operates in the UK and the U.S. She has managed to create and run the company for the past 15 years while being a mom to four (yes, four!) kids, who are now 10, 11, 13, and 14! In this honest and revealing interview, Nancy talks in depth about the inspiration for creating her company, the many challenges that she and the team have faced over the past 15 years and what has helped her overcome them, and why she thinks that having a mom who is an entrepreneur has been a positive influence on her kids.
Naomi Dunford, Founder of Itty Bitty Marketing
Founder of Itty Bitty Marketing
Naomi Dunford spent 10 years in marketing and corporate communication for Fortune 500 companies, but decided to find a way to work from home when her youngest son, Jack, now 1, was born. The 26-year-old mom of two (son Michael is 8) became a microbusiness marketing consultant, working from her home near Toronto, Canada, blogging at ittybiz.com and running her company, Itty Bitty Marketing, which caters to people with very small businesses. Work-at-home-moms, take note!
CEO of Corcoran Group
Pamela Liebman is the CEO of Corcoran Group, the largest residential real estate firm in New York City. Pam has had a fabulous career with Corcoran, where she spent over 20 years. She is a mom of two daughters who are now 8 and 12 years old. Read Pam’s interview to learn how she balances a demanding job with finding time for her family, how being a mom has made her a better manager, and why she does not feel guilty being a working mom.
Freelance Writer & Blogger, Author of Brazen Careerist
Penelope Trunk is a freelance writer and blogger. Her book, The Brazen Careerist, has just come out and it's filled with refreshing and unexpected career advice from which we can all learn something valuable. She also writes one of our favorite career blogs; its tagline is "Advice at the intersection of work and life." Penelope lives in Madison, Wisconsin (where she moved to from New York City without ever having visited before), with her husband and two kids, ages two and five. In her revealing interview, she talks about how being in the World Trade Center tower as it was collapsing changed her life and her career, from a software executive to a freelance writer. Penelope is also extremely honest about the challenges she consistently deals with while juggling work and family and why using a coffee shop as an office means that sometimes you have to cover more than just your own tab.
Freelance Journalist and Food Critic
Rachel is a freelance journalist and restaurant critic. She lives in Exeter, New Hampshire, with her 13 year old daughter. Rachel is a single mom who left her fast-paced job in the Internet world to have more flexibility and time to spend with her daughter. In this interview, Rachel shares her ideas about finding balance between work and family, how to edit things out of your life (not just your writing), and when a great Cabernet can come in handy.
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."
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.