Author Archive | Samantha

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Social Media 101 :: What the App?

Trying to navigate the murky waters of social media can be tricky – luckily, I’m here to help! I’ve been on some form of social media or another for 18-ish years. Remember the GeoCities pages? Those were the Facebook pages of the early 2000s. AIM, MSN Messenger, ICQ – an away message on one of […]

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Sometimes, My Truth is an Ugly-Cry

Here’s my current truth: I’m sitting here in my empty house having a really good ugly-cry because I’ve had one of those days. I’m exhausted and recovering after an unexpected trip. My kids have been extra needy this week. I’m spinning my wheels at work. I had a less than pleasant Facebook encounter this morning […]

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I Am Beautiful, and So Are You:: There’s Space Here for All of Us

Confidence and self-esteem and a little vanity are traits admired in men. Not often will you hear, “WOW. He’s really stuck on himself!” when talking about a confident, smart, well-dressed, good-looking man who knows just how good he looks and just how smart he is. But in women? That’s all you’ll hear if a woman […]

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Thoughtful Citizens Change the World

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead I am white. Upper middle class. Educated. A professional. All of these qualities afford me a certain, very often unspoken- but understood- privilege. I didn’t earn it, I didn’t ask for […]

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The Physicality of Motherhood | A Great Contradiction

My entire body hurts tonight. Aches deep down to the bones. I am tired. I am sore. Even my skin hurts. I have just reminded my five-year-old daughter again to please not jump on mommy. Please don’t climb on mommy. And it is in this plea that I am reminded that I was not prepared […]

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Girls of the World: Let There Be No Room for Doubt

I struck out on my own in terms of business earlier this year. I had always done some design work on the side, but relocating cities and leaving my out-of-home job to work from home while raising my girls was the perfect recipe for me to jump all in and make my dream a reality. […]

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