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 […]

Blogmas 2013: My 20 Favorite Posts

I was overwhelmed by all of the submissions for Blogmas, my own little showcase of your best works. What I like about Blogmas so much is that not only do I get introduced to amazing new posts and blogs, but I get to introduce them to you. And hopefully, you find new writers and blogs to fall […]

Facing the Post-Holiday Blues


I was going to title this post “Beating the Post-Holiday Blues” but then I realized that my whole point is that I’m trying to beat them. And if I’m feeling this way, I suspect at least one other person out there is as well. New Year’s Eve has never been one of my favorite holidays. I’ve […]

Merry Blogmas 2013! Also, Hit Me With Your Best Post


It’s that time of year when the world falls in love. Every song you hear seems to say “Merry Christmas. May your new year dreams come true.” Those aren’t my words. Those words come straight from Frank Sinatra’s lips to my ears every year when I listen to “The Christmas Waltz,” one of my favorite Christmas songs. […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me


Subtitle: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me And Probably Didn’t Need To Know But I’ll Tell You Anyway I’ve been seeing the rounds on Facebook where people reveal a certain number of obscure and unknown things about themselves and invite others to “like” their status. In return for liking, they’ll be assigned a random […]

a little inspired: Right This Very Moment


Sunday mornings used to be my mornings of deep thoughts. I’d simply sit and write, without much thought, and reflect on whatever came out through my fingertips. I loved doing Stream of Consciousness Sunday. Until I didn’t. I felt the need to inspire others and be creative while also writing decent content for my readers. […]

How Cyberbullying Affects Bloggers


I’ve been blogging for over four years now and I’m fortunate enough to say that I can count the negative comments I’ve received on my blog on one hand. Maybe two. To be honest, I don’t generally write content that evokes a lot of negative emotion or really polarizes people. And I’m totally fine with that. Sometimes […]

A Blog Four Years in the Making


That blog – the one that was four years in the making – is this blog right here. It was only a few short weeks ago that I realized my very first blog post was published on 9/9/09. That’s got to be significant, right? It’s fun for me to go back and look at what […]

It’s a Sunshiny Day

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Did you know I once dated someone with the last name “Sunshine”? Could you imagine if I had gone through life with the name Fadra Sunshine? Surely somebody would have thought I was a hippie child and I am so not a hippie child. Although I used to listen to the Grateful Dead and would […]

Be Out There: a FREE e-book by Fadra Nally (and many, many others)

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I’ve always wanted to be a published author and now, I AM. But I can’t take all the credit. I was actually a co-author on an amazing project that was a collaboration between The Motherhood and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). I was approached a few months ago to contribute to a new e-book (eBook? […]