I Suck At Weekly Baby Posts

By Andrea Franklin / April 26, 2012 / 1 Comment

I am already failing as a first time mom! I had it in my head that from 8 weeks on I would take a belly picture and post it with a note to my little one, but I have yet to take a picture. I got a new camera because I just HAD to have…

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Bun in the Oven

By Andrea Franklin / April 3, 2012 / 5 Comments

I have been completely M.I.A. from my blog recently, and it is in large part because I knew if I posted I wouldn’t be able to resist talking about things like: Throwing up allllll the time Loving cream cheese Being sleepier than normal Hating cream cheese And all other emotional/hormonal outbursts. That’s right… We’re Pregnant!…

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What Goes Around Comes Around

By Andrea Franklin / March 1, 2012 / 1 Comment

My mom shared a story with me this past weekend that left a bad taste in my mouth. The story of how/why she was let go. Now, we all know that a large yet hidden factor was because of her condition [they can’t legally let you go for this, but it was clear that it…

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Finding Terri

By Andrea Franklin / February 21, 2012 / 1 Comment

It may seem a little unorthodox to compare my mom to a clown fish in a cartoon movie, but hear me out. I’ve been talking a lot with my mom lately, seeing her less than I would like as Derek and I have both been battling sickness for the past few weeks. There are strict…

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Coming Home

By Andrea Franklin / January 26, 2012 / 0 Comments

 Yesterday was my little brother Chris’s 23rd Birthday [Please excuse the photo quality] Mama was way bummed out because she had been told that she may get to go home, but they changed their mind on that one and left her with a mere “we’ll see how you’re doing tomorrow.” I could understand her frustrations.…

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When I Grow Up

By Andrea Franklin / January 24, 2012 / 1 Comment

We have all been famously quoted saying, “When I grow up, I want to be [insert dream here]” Mine? When I grow up I want to be a famous singer. But alas, dreams change and so do we. I was thrown into reality at the ripe age of 19 when I discovered the hard way…

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Love You Through It

By Andrea Franklin / January 21, 2012 / 3 Comments

This post is long overdue. I spend the majority of my time posting about my mom but have somehow left out a vital character to the equation: My dad, Karl. Twinsies, right? Okay, you caught me. He is not my birth father, but he is and has always been my dad. Things You Should Know…

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Mothers and Daughters

By Andrea Franklin / January 12, 2012 / 7 Comments

Monday and Tuesday were quite the days for my mom. Monday she had her stem cells put back in. They refer to it as your “birthday”. It was also the four year anniversary of her mother’s death. What makes this noteworthy is so much more than the fact that my mother and I had close…

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Ending the Silence

By Andrea Franklin / January 6, 2012 / 1 Comment

I’ve said before that I was teased a lot as a kid. They called me Casper, Pippi Longstocking, Freckle-Face, etc. I was a sensitive child. Artsy, loud, and sensitive. I’ve known since an early age that I feel emotions at a higher intensity than most people. This is often referred to by people who do…

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Beauty of the Bald

By Andrea Franklin / December 31, 2011 / 0 Comments

It’s been an interesting week in my house. On Wednesday my brother Chris threw up six times before his stomach pains finally resided. My mom’s doctors said that because he was vomiting he would not be able to stay at their home [where he lives] because the risk of her catching whatever he had would…

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