30 Delicious Dinner Recipes

By Andrea Franklin / October 9, 2018 /

Dinner. That word seems to take on a whole new meaning once you become a wife, a mom, an adult. Remember the good old days when dinner just magically appeared in front of you with all of the sauces and utensils and napkins you needed? But now that you’ve become a grown adult, you are…

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Teaching Kids About Sexual Assault

By Andrea Franklin / October 4, 2018 /

Last Friday I was chatting with my hair stylist while she gently brushed autumn reds over my silver grey hairs. As she folded a piece of foil over a small section of my hair like she was wrapping up a tortilla, she brought up the school district both our children are in. “And you know…

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The Badass Mom’s Club: A Spotlight Series

By Andrea Franklin / September 27, 2018 /

“I was actually thinking about speaking on the idea of being unconventional. I think a lot of moms struggle with that. I think it would be interesting to see how other moms are unconventional too.”  Yesterday I opened up questions on my Instagram stories and I had a beautiful friend ask if I would be up…

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How To Actually Want To Have Sex

By Andrea Franklin / September 25, 2018 /

It’s been a long day. A stretched out week. A hectic month. A fucking travesty of a year. Girl, I know. I’ve been there. I’m still there. Life? She peddles on whether you’re all the way on the bike or not. And sometimes, that means you find yourself with half of your body hanging off…

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New Year, New Me

By Andrea Franklin / January 4, 2018 /

2017 was a year of rebirth for me. After lugging around 29 years worth of insecurity, self-doubt, and an innate fear of never fitting in, the contractions finally started to kick in and I couldn’t hold it in any longer. Alas, it was time to birth a new me—she was coming whether I felt prepared…

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If You’re Afraid of What the Holidays Are Becoming, Here’s How You Can Use Christmas to Teach Your Children About Giving

By Andrea Franklin / December 21, 2017 /

If You’re Afraid of What the Holidays Are Becoming, Here’s How You Can Use Christmas to Teach Your Children About Giving   I see it happen every year. There’s a Demolition Derby in the Target parking lot over an open spot. An Amazing Race to the last toy on the shelf. A quick trip to grab some…

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I Interviewed My Husband About Sex

By Andrea Franklin / December 14, 2017 /

Sex has seasons, just like everything else in our lives. That’s why it is so important to keep the communication alive in your marriage and to talk about that three-letter-word—even if it makes you suuuper uncomfortable. Here’s an analogy to bring it home: You can’t expect a phone that hasn’t been updated in ages to function fully.…

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What I Learned From Completing A Spartan Beast

By Andrea Franklin / November 2, 2017 /

After finishing a Spartan Sprint in January, my husband, our friend Cameron, and I all decided that we wanted to get our Trifecta medals. What this means, is that we would need to complete a Spartan Sprint, Super, and Beast within one calendar year. Easy, right? If you know nothing about Spartan Races, here’s a quick…

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I Wrote 30 Letters For My 30th Birthday: Here’s Why

By Andrea Franklin / October 30, 2017 /

I wrote and sent out 30 letters for my 30th birthday: Here’s why.  Two and a half years ago my family suffered a massive loss with the sudden death of my husband’s closest friend. He was like a brother to Derek since they were in diapers, the godfather to our unborn son, and my dear…

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Understanding The Background Of A Mother’s Love

By Andrea Franklin / October 20, 2017 /

That’s me at the ripe age of 2.5 months, gently cradled in the hands of the women who had dreamt me up in her mind for over 20 years.  When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Terri’s response was always simple: She wanted to be a mom. October 30, 1987 that…

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