Six Kids and Still a Work-At-Home Success!

by Susan


Gabrielle Blair is an inspiration. As the founder of Kirtsy and the hugely successful blog DesignMom, Gabrielle has long been a woman to watch online.

But what I find most amazing is that as well as rocking the online world daily, she has just birthed her sixth baby and doesn’t seem to have missed a beat.

During BlogHer 2010, with her precious baby on her hip, Gabrielle shares her secrets to work-at-home success…

What About You?

Do you work at home? Do you wish you could work at home?

Do you think the chaos and challenges of being a work-at-home-mom are worth the benefits?

Remember to follow Gabrielle @DesignMom.

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Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder Susan.
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 A Maui Blog August 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Thank you for this interview and sharing about Design Mom. She’s an inspiration and model to follow for us working mom :)


2 tara - scoutie girl August 23, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I was thrilled to get a chance to see Gabrielle speak at BlogHer.

I too am a work-from-home mom. I can’t even imagine having 6 kids and finding the success that Gabrielle has. The career I have built for myself & the life I’ve provided for my daughter has certainly been worth the difficulty of finding success while taking care of my little one.

But lucky me, Mr Scoutie Girl is taking the plunge to be a full-time dad and help with what’s become the family business starting next week. A dream come true!


3 Louise August 23, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Learning to ask for help is one of the biggest challenges for me as a mother!


4 zhj August 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Learning to ask for help is one of the biggest challenges for me as a mother!


5 Amber Strocel August 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I do work at home. And it is HARD. Partly because I don’t have child care right now. For me, that was the biggest realization – there’s no way I can be completely productive at work while caring for my kids simultaneously. It’s just not happening.


6 Stephanie August 24, 2010 at 2:49 am

Gabrielle’s sense of style is so effortlessly chic. Also: I can’t tell you how much I love that she has 6 kids (yay for big families!) and that she did that interview w/ her baby on her hip (a mama after my own heart). :)


7 Rebecca at Alice August 24, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Love Design Mom and Gabrielle! Thanks for the great interview :)


8 Genny August 25, 2010 at 12:08 am

I met Gabrielle when I went to the Kirtsy book signing in San Francisco; she is so sweet. And she really is an inspiration.

I work from home and away from home part time for a publishing company when the kids are in school. I truly appreciate the flexibility to work on my writing deadlines in between swim meet and soccer games and I love the extra time at home with my kids, but working from home can also be a balancing act. :)


9 Amy August 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I love hearing the inspirational success stories of work at home moms! Six kids and still workin it! That’s awesome!


10 Sarah August 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Thanks for posting this, truly inspirational!


11 tada! shop September 22, 2010 at 11:22 am

Thought you would enjoy hearing more from Gabrielle and getting her kids ready for back to school. What an inspiration she is!


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