Mother and Son Ice Bucket Challenge


Typically, I’m the last one in on an internet meme or sensation. As full proof of that, I’m still not entirely sure what Gangnam Style is (except that it’s Korean and my son loves it). I’ll admit that I’ve heard a little bit about this “ice bucket challenge” but only enough to know that it’s […]

Enjoying Another Dam Weekend

Small Town Fun

That’s not a typo, nor am I attempting to swear. I’m on a constant quest for two things: have fun with Evan this summer and experience new things. And I got to accomplish all of that within 15 minutes of my house. I love in a smallish town. Technically, I consider our town a suburb […]

Christmas in July: Summertime is for GIVING too

Christmas in July

I know you’ve heard it before. IT’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!! And you roll your eyes thinking, how can anyone even be thinking of Christmas when I’m spending my days soaking up the sun looking for the next opportunity to sink my toes in the sand? It’s summer and after the eternal winter we all just experienced, […]

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. […]

How Do You Say Thank You to a Veteran?


One of the joys of working from home is being able to go out to lunch with my husband on any given day. He works from home as well and since our son is at a day camp this week, he invited me to a very romantic lunch at the local Chinese buffet in town. […]

My Twist on Fan Fiction

Fan fiction is typically when an über fan of a popular and published piece of work (movie, book, TV show) extends the story by creating new fiction with the same characters and background. I’m not really sure how all that works legally but apparently some writers have been discovered as a result of their penned homages. […]

Is That All There Is?


Songs show up in my iTunes library without my knowledge of how they got there. Songs like “Is That All There Is?” – a live performance of song Peggy Lee made famous in the early 60s. The version in my musical cabinetry is a live performance sung by Sandra Bernhard, the comedienne known for her […]

Breathing Fire And Living Life


I have a friend from my pre-blogging days who admits to reading my blog from time to time. Great! I think. The more readers, the better! But she admitted that she feels guilty reading it. That she feels like a voyeur into my personal life. Yes! That’s the idea of personal blogging. I write about my personal […]

How Quitting Therapy Helped Me Heal

Why I Quit Therapy

Therapy always seemed like a good idea to me. Perhaps it was because I grew up in the era of The Bob Newhart Show and thought the idea of laying on a black couch answering questions about myself sounded fun. I’ve always liked quizzes and have always been extremely competitive so I was sure that […]

What’s Your Manly Preference: Furry Face or Clean Shaven? {Giveaway}


Once upon a time, my husband grew facial hair. And it looked like this. To be fair, the goatee was quite the style at the time. I’m a self-admitted fan of the clean shaven look so I don’t remember what exactly possessed Sean to grow the hair. I think it was simply to see if […]

A Salute to Walter


Walter is someone you probably don’t know. And the way I came to know him was in the unlikeliest of circumstances. But he’s certainly someone worth remembering. In 1992, I graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts and major in Biology. Looking back now, it’s hard to believe that I was graduating without a […]