3 Cameras to Covet from Best Buy

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A few weeks ago, I created what I think was my best gift guide yet. I always look for cool, slightly unusual, and definitely not pie-in-the-sky items. I had four subguides broken down into kids stuff, socially good products, out of the ordinary gift ideas, and all the things a blogger like me would covet. […]

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like BLOGMAS

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If you were sitting on pins and needles wondering if the Blogmas Awards were going to go the way of the retiring blog conferences, the wait is over. BLOGMAS HAS RETURNED!   In case this is your first experience with Blogmas, let me ‘splain. When I started blogging waaaaaay back in 2009, I had no […]

I was an idiot when I started my blog

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When starting a blog, I usually meet people that fall into one of two camps: 1. Those that simply started a little blog to keep their family members updated on how their little peanut was growing and to share pictures of their BAYBAY 2. Those that read all the well known blogs before they were […]

Animals Lovers Find Paradise in Turks & Caicos Too {VIDEO} #BeachesMoms

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Hello. My name is Fadra and I’m an animal lover. I think it’s pretty obvious from my Instagram stream that my pets have pretty much taken over my life. But it’s not just pets that I love, it’s all creatures you find in nature (with the exception of spiders – just, no). While I was […]

Nothing But Flowers (in Turks & Caicos) #BeachesMoms

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While I attended a conference last week at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, I had an option to attend one of many excursions including: Sesame Street puppeteering, mixology, cooking, fitness, and horticulture. I lucked out with my first choice: an Island Exploration tour that included a stop at Little Water Cay (Iguana Island). […]

The 50 Most Unexpected Photos from Beaches Turks & Caicos

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If you’ve ever attended a social media conference, you know re-entry is rough. You’ve just spent days surrounded by your peers, learning new things, and making new friends. It’s hard to go back to our isolated worlds. But I can tell you, after having attended many conference and experiencing these blues, re-entry after a social media […]

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Tropical

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What child of the 70s didn’t secretly hope to one day travel to a magical island where dreams could become reality? Hope to be greeted by a suave man named Mr. Roarke and his trusty little sidekick Tattoo. Hope to have all their wishes fulfilled and hope they didn’t come at a price…   Because […]

Life Is Most Certainly Better With Pets

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If you could talk to your pet in a way that you knew they would understand, what you would say? I’m might say something like, Hey Layla, could you please stop chewing everything in the house? But I’d also say something like, Hey Beamer, I never thought I’d love another cat the way I loved […]

Nothing But Pictures from the 2014 Type-A Parent Conference

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(And Maybe a Few Captions) For those of you who were part of the 2014 Type-A Parent conference in Atlanta (speakers, sponsors, attendees, roomies), thank you for making it an amazing weekend. Please relive the memories with me. And if you weren’t able to attend, please enjoy a few glimpses of what you missed.  On […]

One Day, he’ll thank me for this app

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It’s often debated how much a blogger should involve their children in the online world. We tell some of their stories and share lots of their pictures. And then we wonder how much is too much? My son Evan has been a big part of my blog since I started in 2009 but not because […]

Blogger Bash NYC: Mom’s Day Out

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While nobody emailed me last week wondering where my Field Trip Friday post was, I know it was on your mind. You were wondering why, if I promised to take my son on a fabulous (used loosely) excursion every week to make the most of summer, there was no post last Friday. My Field Trip […]