For Those of You New to The World of Fadra

All Things Fadra

I’m so stressed about the upcoming week. Not only am I continuing to tear apart every single drawer/cabinet/closet in my house in an attempt to live with less stuff but I’ve got a major project and several sponsored posts all due in the next two weeks. In addition to that, I’ve got two scheduled trips. […]

Lessons My Son Learned At Tuckerton Seaport

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At seven years old, I’m starting to realize my son is spoiled. I don’t mean in a disciplinary way. He has manners and is generally polite. He also has a lot of stuff but let’s face it – that’s the plight of the only child. When I say “spoiled,” I’m realizing that he hasn’t been exposed […]

Listen to Your Mother – Baltimore Style

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Mother, do you think they’ll drop the bomb? Mother, do you think they’ll like this song? – Pink Floyd Though she was born a long, long time ago Your mother should know Your mother should know. – The Beatles Mother, mother There’s too many of you crying . – Marvin Gaye Mother knows best Listen […]

2014 Disney Social Media Moms: Day 4

This is it, folks. The last video from the celebration. And it was quite a celebration. I know there are plenty of naysayers out there. I know there are people that just don’t get the Disney magic. That’s cool. You can just go about your lives. But for those of us that went and want […]

2014 Disney Social Media Moms: Day 3

  The days are getting longer and my evenings getting shorter. So the time it takes to edit a video is getting rougher. Especially tonight. Tomorrow morning, I have to (voluntarily) be up and out by 5:30am. Honestly, it doesn’t matter if I’m on East coast or West coast time, 5:30am is still FREAKING early! […]

2014 Disney Social Media Moms: Day 2

Today was the BIG conference day and what did I learn? A lot. But let me start with the obvious. I’ve learned that shifting to West Coast time and spending a long day in Disney town makes it really really tough to edit and upload a video at the end of the day. Especially when […]

2014 Disney Social Media Moms: Day 1

Here I am sitting in sunny southern California wondering if I’ll really feel the Disney magic here. Even though Disneyland represents the original Disney park, I just felt that it wouldn’t be the same as the massive complex in Orlando known as Walt Disney World. Truth be told, it’s definitely Disney here. Maybe it’s more […]

On NOT Running a Marathon

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I spent the past weekend attending yet another social media conference. This time, it was the Digital Family Summit right here in my newly adopted hometown of Baltimore. The difference was that this was a family conference geared towards parents and their tweens and teens active in social media. So I, of course, brought my 6 year […]

Why Gary Made Me Cry

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First things first. Who is Gary and why is he making me cry? This is Gary Buchanan and he works for Disney. I first met Gary back in May of this year when I was invited to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. (Seen here with the very nerdtastic Ashely Eckstein of Her Universe) […]

Cars and Chocolate: The Best of All Worlds

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Last week, I took a little time off. Although social media never sleeps, I was determined to shove into one week everything that I should have been doing with my son all summer. That translated to lunch out, a pirate ship cruise, and dinner at McDonald’s. And I did it all in one day. But […]

Celebrate the Outdoors… on Twitter!

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Last week, I mentioned about the pride swelling in my chest from being part of the NWF campaign called “Be Out There,” a joint project with the National Wildlife Federation and The Motherhood. It’s a free e-book that helps parents figure out creative ways to get their kids outside. My specific section was on balancing […]