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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Freelance Director at a PR Agency
Beth Avant is a freelancer with a PR agency in San Diego, where she lives with her husband and three year-old son. Beth transitioned from working full time in PR to working on a more flexible schedule and then to eventually working as a freelancer. In this interview she shares some great perspectives for how to organize your life if you are freelancing, how to deal with feeling overwhelmed at work, and why she sometimes has a hard time relating to other working moms.
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.
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.
Caryl Stern, President, CEO of US Fund for UNICEF
Formerly worked with the Anti-Defamation Leauge
Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF, says that being a parent has influenced the way she approaches her job. "I definitely need to balance my personal and professional lives, to make room for both," the mother of three (and grandmother of one) says.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
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.