Mom Interviews

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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  • Karin Abarbanel

    Author of "Birthing the Elephant"

    Karin Abarbanel runs her own one-woman marketing communications firm, Abarbanel Communications, but her true love is writing. She describes her newest book, Birthing the Elephant, as the What to Expect When You're Expecting of small-business books. "It gives women an emotional road map to the first 22 months of their venture," she says.

  • Interview with Mir Kamin of The Cornered Office and Would Coulda Shoulda

    Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Mir Kamin was not yet a blogger at Work It, Mom! But, having been great admirers of her work, we asked her if we could interview her about her life as a freelance writer and mother of a daughter and son. Of course, then we swooped in and gathered her up for our very own, and you can read her blog The Cornered Office here weekly at Work It, Mom! She also blogs regularly at Want Not, Ty’s Toy Box, Maya’s Mom, and Drool, In her own words, here is a closer look at Mir.

  • Penelope Trunk

    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.

  • Sara Fisher

    Senior Manager, Edelman

    Sara is a Senior Manager at Edelman, a powerhouse PR firm. She lives in Chicago with her son and husband. Sara also writes one a great and often entertaining blog at (her blog's tagline is I'm just middle management at work, but I'm the CEO at home.) Sara's down-to-earth take on being a professional moms is refreshing and she has given us a very creative idea of what to ask for for Mother's Day - a live-in manicurist!

  • Member Close-Up: Liimu McGill

    Principal at LSM Consulting

    Liimu McGill recently started her own training design and development company, LSM Consulting. She crossed a big item off her Life To-Do List in 2005, when she ran a marathon, and crossed another one last year, when she appeared on Clash of the Choirs with Patti LaBelle. She lives with her husband and three young daughters outside of Philadelphia.

  • Jenn Givler

    Work It, Mom! member and business coach

    Today's Member Highlight is an interview with Jenn Givler, a very active Work It, Mom! member and business coach, who is also a mom of a five year-old daughter.

  • Member Close-Up: Rosemary

    Military spouse, novelist, and development coordinator

    This week, we'd like to introduce you to Rosemary a military spouse and mom of two who lives in Connecticut and works from home as a freelancer. When she's not writing, she's often still writing -- over at her blog, Writing Military Mom.

  • Kimberly Rider

    Author of "Organic Baby" and eco-friendly interior designer

    Kimberly Rider is the author of The Healthy Home Workbook and Organic Baby, owner of atmosphera interior design firm and an expert on creating beautiful and stylish eco-friendly designs for healthy living. She lives in Northen California with her husband and their 2 1/2-year-old son.

  • Member Close-Up: Momof2lovelies

    Founder and CEO of

    Momof2lovlies -- also known as MO2 -- is the Founder/CEO of, a wishlist community for kids, focusing on birthdays and holidays.