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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  • Member Close-Up: Ally

    Owner and operator of All Our Milk Money

    Ally, a mother of two who lives in Los Angeles, left the entertainment industry for a life of parenthood and entrepreneurship. She started her company out of a desire to help work-at-home parents, and has been happily watching her business grow.

  • Sally Thornton

    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.

  • Aruni Gunasegaram

    Founder and President of Babble Soft

    Aruni Gunasegaram is an entrepreneur, professor, writer, and small business adviser who lives in Texas with her husband, Erin Defosse, and their two young children. After the high-tech business they founded together was sold in 2002, Gunasegaram, who is also a CPA, taught at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and eventually made her way back into the world of entrepreneurship as the founder and president of Babble Soft, a company that provides software solutions to new moms and dads, easing their transition into parenthood.

  • 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.

  • Sam Reich-Dagnen

    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.

  • Member Close-Up: Karen

    Works at home with FourPointMoms

    Each week, we'll introduce you to one of your fellow Work It, Mom! members. This week, we sat down (at our respective computers) to chat with Karen.

  • 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.

  • Member Close-Up: Sonyareads

    Runs an Internet book store and waits tables at night

    Sonyareads is a mother of three who runs an Internet book store and two other business from her home in Alabama and also waits tables on the side.

  • Laura Zigman

    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.

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