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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Michelle Nicholasen, award-winning filmmaker and author
Author of "I Brake for Meltdowns: How to Handle the Most Exasperating Behavior of Your 2- to 5-Year-Old"
With five kids under the age of 7 (including 5-year-old triplets), it's probably safe to say that Michelle Nicholasen qualifies for a.) sainthood and b.) the title of "experienced parent." An award-winning filmmaker for shows like Nova and Frontline, she's also the author of I Break for Meltdowns: How to Handle the Most Exasperating Behavior of Your 2- to 5-Year-Old, in which she and longtime educator Barbara O'Neal share their wisdom on what to do in the most cringe-worthy parenting situations -- and how to cope when the traditional advice doesn't work.
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.
Author of Mommies Who Drink
Brett Paesel is a writer and author of Mommies Who Drink: Sex, Drugs, and Other Distant Memories of an Ordinary Mom. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons – Spencer, who is seven and Murph who is three and a half. In her interview, Brett talks about her book and what inspired her to write it, shares some great tips on what helps her keep the work-family juggle going, and reminds all busy moms to find some time to spend with their friends, sans husband or child.
Sheila Lirio Marcelo
Founder and CEO, Care.com
Sheila is the founder and CEO of a great new company Care.com. If you’re a busy working mom you know the value of a great caregiver for your kids. Care.com helps you find one. Sheila lives in Weston, MA with her husband and two kids, ages 7 and 15. She has a ridiculously impressive background, including several graduate degrees and senior management positions with extremely successful companies. Somehow she manages to juggle it all while also working together with her husband. If you are curious how, check out this great interview we recently did with Sheila.
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."
Caitlin Friedman, coauthor of "Happy at Work, Happy at Home"
Author, publc relations and marketing professional
"I want to keep working, but I need more flexibility!" says public relations and marketing professional and mother of twins Caitlin Friedman. Together, she and her business partner Kimberly Yorio run TC Media in New York City and are the coauthors of the "Girl's Guide" series of books. Their latest, Happy at Work, Happy at Home: The Girl's Guide to Being a Working Mom, offers hints and advice for making the most of your work-life juggle.
Sam is the co-founder, with her husband, of Braincandy, a company that produces digital products, including DVDs, to help kids learn, play and explore the world around them. She lives in Seattle, Washington and is a mom of six year-old twins: Blaise and Logan.
Editor of Every Day with Rachael Ray
Silvana Nardone is the Editor of Every Day with Rachael Ray. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two kids, who are ten and one. In her interview Silvana talks about ways in which she juggles a demanding job with taking care of her family, why she thinks flexibility at work leads to happier and more motivated employees, and her greatest challenge when it comes to being a mom, wife, and professional.
Co-Founder & CEO of LIZAL, Inc.
Lisa Nolan is the co-founder and CEO of LIZAL, Inc., a successful China-based manufacturing and sourcing company. Lisa manages her business from Palo Alto, CA, with frequent trips to Asia. She is also a mom of a 3 year-old boy. In this revealing interview, Lisa talks about her inspiration for becoming an entrepreneur, how she schedules her days to maximize her time with her clients and her family, what she wishes her husband did differently, and some advice for fellow entrepreneur moms.