How to Stay Unstoppable During the Holidays

Halloween decorations

It was the best of time, it was the worst of times... If you're a total fan of Charles Dickens, you'll know that those are the immortal words of opening narration of "A Tale of Two Cities." Or, if you're like me and you can't stand anything … [Continue reading]

Scary Netflix Movies for Everyone

Scary Netflix Movies

Today is Halloween. Tomorrow is the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos). And on top of all that, it's also time for Daylight Savings to come to an end (fall back - yay!) So I encourage you to sit back, crack open that bag of your kids' Halloween … [Continue reading]

One woman’s harassment is another woman’s compliment

NYC Street harassment

Remember all the unwanted attention you got when you were younger, perhaps curvier? Remember how much you wished people would just stop with the attention and even compliments? Yeah, I don't remember it either. In fact, I've always been short … [Continue reading]

KidsLink: An App to Organize Your Entire Family (even pets!)

Sling for broken arm

A few ago, my son fell off the wagon. Well, he fell off a wagon. Not the wagon but that wasn't the most interesting part of the story. He fell off a wagon and complained in his overly dramatic way that his arm hurt. He was screaming, crying, … [Continue reading]

Everything You Need to Know About Beaches Turks & Caicos

Barefoot by the Sea

If you read anything about my recent trip to Beaches Turks & Caicos, you're probably in one of two camps. The first one is I didn't go so can you please shut the hell up about it already camp. I get it. I did THREE posts on my trip last week … [Continue reading]

Animals Lovers Find Paradise in Turks & Caicos Too {VIDEO} #BeachesMoms

Animals - Turks and Caicos

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 … [Continue reading]

Nothing But Flowers (in Turks & Caicos) #BeachesMoms

Flowers - Turks and Caicos

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 … [Continue reading]

The 50 Most Unexpected Photos from Beaches Turks & Caicos

Red Lane Spa - Instagram

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 … [Continue reading]

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Tropical

Fantasy_Island_Ricardo_Montalban_Herve_Villechaize

What child of the 70s didn't secretly hope to one day travel to a magical island where dreams could become reality? Hope to be greeted by a suave man named Mr. Roarke and his trusty little sidekick Tattoo. Hope to have all their wishes fulfilled and … [Continue reading]

Life Is Most Certainly Better With Pets

Better With Pets Summit

If you could talk to your pet in a way that you knew they would understand, what you would say? I’m might say something like, Hey Layla, could you please stop chewing everything in the house? But I’d also say something like, Hey Beamer, I never … [Continue reading]

I Could Have Been A Doctor (and other reasons I’m glad I went to college)

CWRU graduation

When I was avidly studying the college brochures that flooded my mailbox as a high school junior, I looked at every detail. Which college had the best majors. Which one looked like the most fun. Which one would be at least two states away from … [Continue reading]