Stream of Consciousness Sunday: The Sisterhood of Motherhood

SOC Sunday 2015

Truth be told, I usually write these posts on Saturday night so I’m prepared for the link up on Sunday morning. I do keep telling myself that I should write my 5 minutes when the mood strikes and just save it to post on Sunday. Instead, I scrambled out of a near slumber to get […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Breaking my own rules

SOC Sunday 2015

It’s Sunday and whether or not you attend some sort of worship service, I think Sunday is the ideal time for quiet reflection and a time to release a lot of what’s jumbled up inside our heads. Sometimes it’s a release. Sometimes it provides clarity. And sometimes, like this morning for me, it’s simply therapeutic. […]

Blogmas 2014: The Best of the Rest

Blogmas 2014

If Blogmas seemed small to you this year, it’s because it was. I had a much smaller selection of entries but I loved all of them and I’m always so honored when people submit their posts for me to read and feature. I usually read everything once and assign a pseudo-category like “funny” or “heartfelt” […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: What’s a gallbladder for anyway?

SOC Sunday 2015

In case you missed it last Sunday, I decided to resurrect my stream of consciousness series on Sunday mornings. I started it a few years ago and then turned it over to someone else who isn’t doing it anymore. I don’t know if I needed permission to take it back but I decided I needed […]

Blogmas 2014: Families and Heart and Soul

Blogmas 2014

There’s usually at least one day of Blogmas that requires tissues. This might be that day for you. But don’t worry. They’re not all tearjerkers. In fact, none of them made me cry but they all made me feel, which is one of the best things a blog post can do for me. Family The first […]

Blogmas 2014: Funny is as Funny does

Blogmas 2014

Although I’m totally off schedule this year (January has been complicated), I’m slowly working my way through the Blogmas posts featuring the best of 2014 that you probably never read. I like to think of them as hidden gems because chances are I’ve never read most of the submitted posts until after they’ve been submitted. […]

Blogmas 2014: The First Posts of Blogmas

Blogmas 2014

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years… That pretty much sums up my blogging year for 2014. I wrote consistently and steadily and my traffic grew. People seem find me through a million different unexpected Google searches these days. As a result, some of my most popular posts this year were […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Indulgence and Deprivation

SOC Sunday 2015

Yes, it’s back. It’s Stream of Consciousness Sunday. Two things I’ve been missing in blogging lately: the ability to freely write and the sense of community. I had both of those when I hosted my weekly link-up, Stream of Consciousness Sunday. For those of you that have participated, starting next week, I’m bringing the link-up […]

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like BLOGMAS

Blogmas 2014

If you were sitting on pins and needles wondering if the Blogmas Awards were going to go the way of the retiring blog conferences, the wait is over. BLOGMAS HAS RETURNED!   In case this is your first experience with Blogmas, let me ‘splain. When I started blogging waaaaaay back in 2009, I had no […]

Explaining Depression to My Family

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If there was ever a diagnosis for non-specific symptoms, I could certainly be a case study. In fact, I recently made an appointment with a doctor to go over some of my ailments. The woman making the appointment asked me what I needed to see the doctor for. It would be so much easier if […]

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. […]