Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Losing My Blogging Mojo

SOC Sunday 2015

This week felt like my first real brain dump. It's been hard to let go of my writing. A lot harder than when I used to do this. So I'm thinking maybe this exercise is a good one for me. When I wrote this entry, I started in one direction and felt … [Continue reading]

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Unexpectedly Romantic Movies on Netflix

Romantic Movies on Netflix

The great thing about your kid getting older is the ability to finally watch something in the evening that isn't animated and is rated higher than G. With Evan having just turned 8, we usually stick to PG or sometime PG-13 movies but it depends on … [Continue reading]

4 Valentine’s Day Activities for Non-Crafty Parents

Happy Valentine's Surprise

By the time you read this, I'll be getting ready for a live television appearance the morning show on Fox45, a local station in the Baltimore area. Or I will have already made the appearance and hopefully conveyed successfully that I am NOT a crafty … [Continue reading]

How Obstetricians Can Be Jerks

In the hospital

When I first moved to Raleigh, I needed to find a good doctor. Not a specialist or anything but just someone that would take the time to listen to me. I can't remember how I found him but I made my first appointment with Dr. Karam and was a little … [Continue reading]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Don’t Let Me Be Those Women

SOC Sunday 2015

Every time I sit down to do a writing exercise like this, I find myself always reflecting on myself. Usually it's the physical self but sometimes it's the emotional and/or mental self. It's not that I'm self-centered. I think that it's simply taking … [Continue reading]

An Anglophile Finds Her Crown Joules

Fadra in the sun #aventuralife

An Anglophile is a person who admires England, its people, and its culture. Its antonym is Anglophobe. ~ Wikipedia, source of all things First, let me say that I had no clue there was such a thing as an anglophobe, which is basically dislike of … [Continue reading]

The Girl Who Loved Volvo

Fadra and Amelia in Volvo V60

Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved Volvo. She was always attracted to quirky cars and loved the boxy designs she saw barreling down the highways. And those headrests! How could she forget those distinctive headrests!! But the closest … [Continue reading]

Vanity, thy name is Selfie

Good hair day selfie

Selfie is a really annoying word, isn't it? I mean, it's totally accurate. It's a description of a photo taken by oneself. But it's become such a part of pop culture vernacular that it really has a negative connotation. Look through any random … [Continue reading]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Feeling Good is Looking Good

SOC Sunday 2015

If you happened to see any of my Instagram stream over the past week, you'll know I had a heavy week of travel. But I'm not complaining. Although technically, it was "work," I'd take the time I spent recently in California over any day in the office. … [Continue reading]

Your Kid’s First Horror Flick on Netflix

langoliers monsters

Back in October, I picked out some of the scariest scary movies you could find on Netflix. My requirements, however, were minimal blood and guts, nothing crazy paranormal, and nothing too nightmare-inducing (for me, I mean). I made a list on my … [Continue reading]

The images that come when you Google yourself


A few days ago, I was following a thread that the lovely Amy Bellgardt from MomSpark had posted on Facebook. She had apparently done a Google search of her name (which, trust me, is something anyone online should do from time to time) and looked at … [Continue reading]