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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  • Jill Bohrer

    Education Services Project Manage for Apple Inc.

    Jill Bohrer is an education services project manager for Apple, Inc., in New York City. She is also a mom of a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. In her interview she talks about some of her strategies for separating work and family life, as well as finding extra time to spend with her daughter, what work/life balance means for her, and the one area of parenting where she goes against the experts to make her life easier.

  • Jenna McCarthy

    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."

  • Debbie Kristofferson

    VP of Creative and User Experience,

    Debbie is the Vice President of Creative and User Experience for 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.

  • 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.

  • Allyson Goldsby

    Vice President of Marketing, Sony Pictures Television

    Allyson is a Vice President of Marketing for Sony Pictures Television. She lives in Manhattan Beach, CA, with her husband and two kids, who are 15 months and 4 years old. In her interview, Allyson talks about the ways she makes her life easier, why she doesn’t mind that her husband has not given their son one bath, and how her job is a great outlet for her creativity and energy. (And she drops some celebrity names along the way!)

  • Kathy Marshall

    Recruitment Partner, Decision Toolbox

    Kathy Marshall is a Recruitment Partner with Decision Toolbox, a full service recruitment firm. Kathy works from her home office and lives in Southlake, Texas with her husband and two sons, who are 5 and 6 years old. Kathy’s positive attitude about juggling the many work and family responsibilities on her plate is infectious and she shares it in her interview.

  • Kim Shepherd

    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.

  • Member Close-Up: 07Mom

    Teacher and entrepreneur

    While on leave from teaching, Buffalo, New York-based 07Mom decided to start her own company (with her 1-year-old son in tow). Just a short while later, it's starting to take off, with her products mentioned in publications including The Boston Globe.

  • 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.