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Samantha (Sam)

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Call me "Sam". I'm an assistant editor at Mostly Planned, a Mother, a Single Parent, and an Architect. That's about as many roles as I have time for.

According to Global Workplace Analytics and their white paper on the “State of Telework in the US” (last updated in September 2013), 3.3 million people consider home to be their primary place of work. While this is only a small proportion of the overall work force, the growth rate from 2005 to 2012 is nearly 80% (which excludes people who...

“We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.” - Thomas Edison We are naturally drawn to pleasure rather than pain. Call me crazy that I prefer pleasure over the latter. We all want to be happy and avoid anxiety or fear as much as possible. Yet, there is...

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“Would I ever recommend it? Well, I would no more recommend you to have an affair than I would recommend you to have cancer.” Esther Perel Cheating. Infidelity. An extramarital affair. The words don’t taste good and people certainly don’t like talking about it unless it is happening to somebody else. The subject of infidelity is still very poorly understood and...

While divorcing couples seldom find the process as amicable as they would like, there are some strategies those couples can use in order to make the end of the relationship as peaceful and stress-free as possible. The idea of a good divorce may not truly exist in today's world, but it is possible to make the breakup easier for...

The world of mobile devices is upon us and it seems Smartphone and Android users are getting younger and younger these days. Teaching your child to say "please" and "thank you" is usually second nature when they are little, but teaching your older children how to use a cell phone responsibly is a whole ‘nother ball game. The phrase “using...

So, what’s better for weight loss, cardio or lifting weights? If the options are available, it’s one of the first questions on everyone's mind when they start working out. Most skip the weights, spending hours on the treadmill or the stair master. Dear God! The hours and hours I’ve spent on a treadmill with little results. Some people stick...

Need a quick boost of motivation to start working out? Motivating yourself to get fit can be a real struggle. It's important to understand that consistency is very important when you're getting started or re-started in a workout routine. Staying motivated by setting small, consistent goals is important. Results can diminish (Medline Plus) if you don't stick with it....

I'm on good terms with my ex-husband. Not too many complaints. He's a good father and a good friend. I can hang out with his girlfriends. We're just on different paths. There are always those obvious and typical reasons why divorce is seen as a negative thing, but let's be honest about all the positives of divorce. I have a rather...
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