Do Something Uncommon for the Mom in Your Life {Giveaway}

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When I was a daughter only, Mother’s Day took on a totally different meaning. It was all about my mom: card, flowers, and sometimes dinner. Now that I’m a mother in addition to being a daughter, the day takes a different turn. It’s taken me years to learn how to properly celebrate my Mother’s Day […]

Why I’m Talking About Pregnancy

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Let me start by saying that I AM NOT PREGNANT. Nor do I plan to be. I’m quite happy with my 7 year old son and our little family of three. In fact, as we were flying home this week, I looked down the row of our airplane seats and thought, This is perfect. Dad gets […]

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 […]

The Disney Stages of My Life


If I weren’t recovering from the flu followed by the stomach flu, I probably would have made a fun little video that went something like this… Hey Fadra, you just made it through airport security without a single patdown. What’re you gonna do now? (casually look over my shoulder) I’M GOING TO DISNEYLAND! Because that’s […]

Who Creates a Child’s World? {Giveaway}

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The age old question of parenting and child-rearing comes down to nature vs. nurture. Is a child simply a product of their environment or can you take a child out of the environment and change the course of their life? Of course, the question is rhetorical but I’ve always been fascinated by studies of twins […]

Aventura Clothing Spring Style Challenge (or how I scared my fashion sense)


If you were to look in my closet at any given time, here’s what you would typically see: black, white, brown, gray, and jeans (you know, for color). I have the occasional red or purple shirt but they’re guaranteed to get pushed to the back of the closet. I go with my standby. My norm. […]

A Totally Tubular Weekend Movie Binge

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One good thing about my neighborhood is that we like to party. We like to have parties, go to parties, plan parties, have impromptu parties. But my favorite kind of parties are theme parties. Last March, it was the St. Patrick’s Day party. We all dressed in green, wore plastic green beads, ate fish and […]

How To Run A 5K With Hardly Any Training


I’ve been anti-bucket list for some time. I believe more in living in the moment and seizing opportunities as they arise. I still do but I also realize it’s good to have goals, even if they’re pie in the sky goals. So I created a list of 50 things that I might like to someday […]