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 […]

On Not Drinking the Haterade

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Sometimes, it’s hard to practice what you preach. For example, I’m trying to raise my son to see people for who they are. Some people have lighter skin and some have darker. Some are taller and some are shorter. Some men marry women and some men marry men. I try to talk about these things […]

Disney: The Cure for the Winter Blues


Sometimes, you have to throw caution to the wind. Sometimes, you can’t just dream it. You have to do it. So roughly a month ago, my husband and I said, “we should probably plan a trip to Disney.” We went to the park last February for our third time as a family and decided to […]

Imagine me an Imagineer


You know what I want to be when I grow up? I want to be the person who gets to embrace creativity and fun and actually make money doing it. Actually, that sounds a lot like blogging, except for possibly the making money side of things. I get to be creative, have fun, embrace my […]

10 Things to Know About Cruising With Kids on the Disney Magic

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Long before I had my son, I worked in the travel industry. I have to admit that I was very judgmental at the time. I had colleagues that planned nothing but Disney vacations or cruises (we didn’t have Disney Cruise Line back in that day). Why would you do that when you have all of […]

Disney Magic: One If By Land, Two If By Sea


Photo credit: Matt Stroshane If you’re a Disney lover, you already know about Disney magic (with a little m). It’s something that my family and I have experienced every year for the past few years. But our magic has always been contained at the Walt Disney World Resort. You know, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and […]

#CruzeDieselMLBTour: The Long Road to Atlanta


I started my road trip with a simple pitch (pun intended). Drive a 2014 Chevy Cruze Turbo Diesel to three cities to see three baseball games on a single tank of fuel. The stops included Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Atlanta. I wasn’t sure if I could make the timing work because it was just after […]