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. […]

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?

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Listen to Your Mother – Baltimore Style

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Mother, do you think they’ll drop the bomb? Mother, do you think they’ll like this song? – Pink Floyd Though she was born a long, long time ago Your mother should know Your mother should know. – The Beatles Mother, mother There’s too many of you crying . – Marvin Gaye Mother knows best Listen […]

Game Day Giving

Why I’d Rather Lean In to Tina Fey Than Sheryl Sandberg

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Is there still a glass ceiling? Can women rise to the top? Can women in the workplace expect and demand equal working conditions? Yes, if you lean in. This idea is the foundation of Sheryl Sandberg’s first book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. As COO of Facebook, Sandberg is in a […]

Blogmas 2013: Don’t Fence Me In

It’s the last day of Blogmas! That’s right. It’s Day Five of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If this is your first time here, you’ve got some catching up to do. On Monday, I picked my 20 favorite posts from all of the submissions. On Tuesday, […]

Blogmas 2013: Parents are People

Thanks for joining me for Day Four of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If this is your first time here, you’ve got some catching up to do. On Monday, I picked my 20 favorite posts from all of the submissions. On Tuesday, I gathered up the […]

Blogmas 2013: Gaining Perspective

Thanks for joining me for Day Three of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If this is your first time here, you’ve got some catching up to do. On Monday, I picked my 20 favorite posts from all of the submissions. On Tuesday, I gathered up the […]

Blogmas 2013: Make ‘Em Laugh

Thanks for joining me for Day Two of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If you missed yesterday’s post, go catch up. I selected my 20 favorite submissions from the year. (Okay, I selected 19 plus one of my own. Cut me some slack). I’m back with […]