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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Writer & Blogger
Laura Zigman is a writer who lives in Auburndale, Massachusetts with her husband and six and a half year-old son. Laura is the author of several books, including Animal Husbandry, on which the movie Someone Like You was based, and her latest novel titled Piece of Work. In her interview Laura talks about her path to becoming a successful writer and reveals the not-always-rosy reality of making a living by writing books. She talks candidly about the pressure of being the primary breadwinner, the challenges of working from home, and why jungle gyms may forever remind her of her worst experience as a working mom.
Member Close-Up: Lorrie Browne
Interior designer and entrepreneur
Work It, Mom! member Lorrie Browne is living her dream, helping busy people design and decorate their homes. She lives with her family in Florida City, Florida.
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.
Author of The Anti 9 to 5 Guide
Michelle Goodman is the author of The Anti 9 to 5 Guide, a great book for women who want to run from the corporate life and strike out on their own as freelancers. This book is smart, easy to read, and most importantly, filled with practical tips that can actually help you succeed in building your own freelance business. Michelle was kind enough to share some of her insights with us - if you're a freelancer, small business owner, or are thinking of becoming one, don't miss this interview.
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."
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.
Kate Kelly, author and historian
Bringing history to life at AmericaComesAlive.com
Kate Kelly's career path has taken her from college life as a theater major to a life as an author and historian. She took the time to share with Work It, Mom! some of the interesting things she's working on right now -- including ways to use history to bring families closer, now that school has been added back in to our work-life juggle -- and offers some advice for work-at-home moms.
Communications professional and writer at Metropolitanmama.net
Stephanie Sheaffer is a communications professional, an aspiring author, and the writer and founder of Metropolitan Mama, a blog that guides readers along the road of parenthood.
CEO, Decision Toolbox
Kim Shepherd is the CEO of Decision Toolbox, a professional recruiting company. Most of Kim's employees work from home on flexible schedules and she shares her perspectives on this - as well as advice for other employers - in her interview.