About Fadra

FadraNallyI’m Fadra [FAY-druh].

Here’s the short version about me (if you’re in a hurry):

Lifestyle blogger since 2009. Mother of one, wife of one. Perpetually rescuing pets (currently 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a fish). Ex-corporate worker with past careers in science, education, travel, tech, and marketing. Above all else, a storyteller.

Here’s the longer version if you need more background:

I started my blog in 2009 as a way to showcase my writing so I could land a real job. You see, I didn’t set out to be a blogger. I spent years in research, teaching, travel, software, and marketing. After I found myself on the government payroll (re: unemployment) for the second time in a year, I decided to go find myself.

It turns out blogging is my passion because above all else, I’m a storyteller. Whether it’s tales from my life or stories about my travels or experiences as a mom or my thoughts on the best new widget out there, I’m here to tell stories that hopefully inspire you, make you laugh, make you cry, but more than anything, I hope it makes you come back.

As for my personal life, I’m everything I claim to be: a wife, mother, writer, blogger, marketer, explorer, do-gooder, and lover of life. I’ve lived in Maryland, Ohio, North Carolina, and recently made my way back to my Maryland where I’m living the suburban life just outside of Baltimore.

I’m one of those career women. I went to school, got my degree, embarked on a career (several actually). I traveled a lot and finally met the man of my dreams. We’re over a decade into our marriage and have an extremely bright, precocious, and quite temperamental son. Just like his parents. Although it wasn’t our intention, he’ll probably be the dreaded only child in this family but I’m finally okay with that.

I don’t actually consider myself a mommy blogger, but I’m not offended if you call me one. I am a mom and will blog about it from time to time. Because out of everything I’ve done, it’s the greatest accomplishment in my life.

So here I am with my own blog. Seemingly a jack of all trades but master of none. However, what I do know, I love to share. I hope you’ll join me for my personal insights on all things that cross my path.

And here’s the professional me:

For my professional experience as a writer, blogger, and marketer, please feel free to look at my LinkedIn profile.

You can find me tweeting as @allthingsfadra.

Drop me a line at allthingsfadra@gmail.com.

Get the full picture here about.me/fadra.

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  • http://www.intentionalmom.com Kimberly

    Love your photo! Neat site!

  • Hines-Sight Blog

    I am looking forward to meeting you.  We have some things in common.   Love your site design.  I started a blog on a whim for my 42nd birthday because it was just something I wanted to do.  I did it mainly to start a portolio because I’ve got to make some type of income when I get my daughter into school.  She’s one.  Leigh

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  • Leahsthoughts

    So great meeting you at Women Create Media yesterday. Looking at your blog, we have a lot in common. I, too, do not consider myself a “mommy blogger.” Although I am a mom to an only child. And my husband and I are 10 years into marriage. Looking forward to following you more!

  • http://www.karimacatherine.com Karima-Catherine

    Love your bio. It is so fresh, witty and smart!

  • http://momitforward.com/ Carol Ann from Mom It Forward

    Great site.

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  • dbstevens

    Oh, I love your “special note,” it made my heart feel bigger for a moment. Love it. Thank you for that sentiment.

  • http://bekahsresolve.blogspot.com Bekah @ re•solve

    Such a fun bio, and I love that you prove a blog doesn’t need to stick to one niche only to be successful!