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 […]

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 […]

For The Man Who Has Everything

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I’m declaring it Men’s Week on my blog. Because I know you’re out there. I know you read my blog. Yes, men read my mommy blog. Truth be told, I totally do not consider this a “mommy blog” but I’m frequently lumped in that group. Frankly, you can call me whatever you want as long […]

All The Ways To Say… Why did I take that picture? {Giveaway}

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A few short months ago, I made an infomercial highly entertaining video describing all of the benefits of using a service like BooksTo.Me. And I wrote a very informative post about what it was all about including a highly pinnable image. But just in case I can’t convince you to click back and read the entire post […]

What to do with all those Instagram photos

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My instagramming has a very distinct style and my Instagram profile kind of says it all: I like interesting photos and colorful filters. But the style is also about when I take photos. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Instagram isn’t an every day social media tool for me. If it was, it would get a little […]

A Snowpocalypse in Just 9 Steps!

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It was the best of snow, it was the worst of snow. And it certainly has been the winter of our discontent. It was bad enough to spend last week in (mostly) sunny and (mostly) warm Florida for a vacation getaway and then come home to the cold reminders of winter. But to get hit […]

Things You Probably Didn’t Know about National Geographic Kids

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I mentioned a while ago that I’m working as a National Geographic Kids Insider. I may not have talked that much about what that means. I signed on to work with National Geographic Kids as a sort of unpaid ambassador for several reasons: 1. I have been in love with their magazine for as long […]

a little inspired: For Your Winter Viewing Pleasure

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Only a few words on what should be a typical Wordless Wednesday (a task I’ve never been very good at). It’s all about the snow. Snow can be annoying, cold, bothersome, dirty, heavy. But snow can also be serene and beautiful. Clings to nature, hugs your house. Full of light, full of the joy of kids. […]

The Great Nature Photography Project for You and Your Kids

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There’s VOCATION and AVOCATION and it’s important to know the difference. A Vocation  is an occupation to which a person is specially drawn or for which he or she is suited, trained, or qualified. An Avocation is an activity that one engages in as a hobby outside one’s main occupation. Many years ago, I went to college bound and […]