Author Archives: samanthajanney

About samanthajanney

My name is Sam and I am a working mom who lives life on the run. Whether it is work related (I travel for business a lot), child related (two active school aged children with plenty of after school interests), au pair related (host mom to our 11th au pair), husband related (married for 11 years), sister, friend etc, there isn’t a moment that I don’t find myself running around trying to do it all. Some weeks are more successful than others (sorry friends and family if you have been on the receiving end of a bad week) but I believe in the 80%-20% rule! 80% of our lives are full of the good stuff, but it's the 20% of life's challenges that make me interesting because I'm the conflict resolution artist. Join me on the journey of self discovery, problem solving and attempts to get it right more often than not!

New Year’s Resolutions – motivation v. perspiration

It’s almost the end of March and in reviewing my post from January 12 Commitments for a New Year I realize that sticking with my New Year’s resolution is less about staying motivated, because let’s face it – that can be … Continue reading

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Life Lessons Learned from a 3rd Grader

The moral of the story is NEVER GIVE UP.  Some of you have heard me talk about my son’s basketball season this year and their 0-10-1 record.  As the regular season comes to a close,  I had to give you one … Continue reading

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Goal #2: Complete the Social Networking Coaching Club 30-day challenge

I am a competitve person by nature (division III two sport athlete). So when my social media coach (yeah, I’ve got one of those) put a challenge in front of me I bit. Part of my business goal setting program for … Continue reading

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Are you sticking to your New Year’s Resolution?

New Year’s resolutions are inherently flawed.  We start each New Year with high expectations of all the things we hope to tackle, overcome, fix, or solve and yet two months into them often give up because it is too hard … Continue reading

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Safety First!

I am a girl for head wear.  I know it’s not always cool looking to be the kid out there wearing a helmet but it’s something I’ve drilled into my kids head since they were toddlers.  Safety first!  Does everyone … Continue reading

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12 Commitments for a New Year

It’s New Year’s Day when everyone makes their annual resolution and like many I am thinking about what goals I would like to achieve in 2011. I am writing them here in hope that commiting them to virtual paper will … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming….Christmas is coming….Santa get your sleigh!

The big day is only two days away. There are signs all around me – excited children, jam packed malls, christmas caroling, and delightful smelling foods. Lucky, our elf of Elf on the Shelf fame has been working overtime keeping an … Continue reading

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