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Every Day, Mother's Day

By Andrea Franklin / August 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

I had originally intended to write this post for Mother’s Day, but the holiday was overshadowed by the heartbreaking news we received about Kinlie Marie just two days prior. Anyone who knows me personally knows that my middle name is Marie, hence Kinlie’s. However, a less than known fact is that she was actually named…

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I Am…Sam.

By Andrea Franklin / July 25, 2012 / 3 Comments

Fun fact about me: I have an uncanny ability to make awkward situations ten times more awkward. And now, a story. It all started back in December. I had become a frequent Starbucks consumer and began making daily/every other day trips to the same location which is on the way to work. Naturally, the barista…

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Daddy Talks: Guest Blogger Derek

By Andrea Franklin / July 23, 2012 / 0 Comments

It’s a rare occasion that Derek allows people to see his heart. A true man’s man, he takes pride in being the strong protector. So when I asked him if he would consider guest blogging to let out some of his emotions that have been plaguing him, I half expected him to brush me off.…

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Happiness is a Warm Heart

By Andrea Franklin / July 19, 2012 / 4 Comments

I’m not superstitious, or at least I’m not fully. But for good measure I don’t break mirrors, walk under ladders, or step on cracks. Okay fine, I step on cracks but only because it takes way too much effort not to and so far my mom’s back has been just fine so I figure it’s…

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Guest Blogger: My Mom Speaks

By Andrea Franklin / July 5, 2012 / 0 Comments

You may recall this post back in January where I asked you to help me in encouraging my mom to post something on my blog. I spend a lot of time talking about other people in my life, but as this is my blog it is always from my perspective. Yesterday my family came over for…

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Diets and Other Distractions

By Andrea Franklin / June 21, 2012 / 4 Comments

Yesterday Derek and I started a “three day diet”. This diet consists of eating little, starving much. Today, we quit the diet. That’s right, we made it through 5 of 9 meals before throwing in the towel. Reason? Diets suck. I’m sorry, but I am just not my 20 year old self anymore. Consuming less…

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I Love You More Than Yesterday, Less Than Tomorrow

By Andrea Franklin / June 6, 2012 / 1 Comment

I have this theory that we can settle down and be happy with various people in the world, but that we only have one soul mate. I think it takes seeing the real deal to even know the difference. For me, I grew up around it. My mom and my dad are undoubtedly meant for…

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What's in a Name?

By Andrea Franklin / May 30, 2012 / 3 Comments

As I am sure you can imagine, the past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster. On May 11th, 2012 we found out there was something wrong with our baby, on May 16th we said goodbye to our baby, and today on May 30th we found out what was the source of the problem…

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Until We Meet Again My Sweet

By Andrea Franklin / May 13, 2012 / 11 Comments

On March 6, 2012 when those two pink lines appeared on that pregnancy test, I knew I would never be the same. It was like something instantly changed within me, an instinct just naturally kicked in. I am growing a life inside of me. Our child. My baby. I now knew love at a level…

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Had I Known What I Know Now

By Andrea Franklin / May 2, 2012 / 0 Comments

I wanted to talk about something I NEVER talk about. I have several reasons for not talking about it, but honestly most of the time I forget about it entirely. It is not something that plagues me every day, week, month, or even year of my life. But sometimes something will remind me and the…

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