The Fragility of Motherhood

By Andrea Franklin / September 23, 2016 / 4 Comments

“Have I ever cleaned this window in the three years we have lived here?” It’s the thought that surfaced over a sea of trembling ones as I stood in front of my kitchen sink. I had pulled a carton of grapes out of the fridge to clean, and as the water trickled down their skin…

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Why I Buy From Mom Bosses (And Why You Should Too)

By Andrea Franklin / September 14, 2016 / 2 Comments

Photo: Brenda Munoz Photography Another day, another Facebook invite for protein shakes or mascara or cleaning supplies— am I right? Seems like everyone these days is involved in some form of MLM (multi-level marketing) or home business opportunity that they are just dying to get you on board with. I always feel bad when a…

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6 FREE Fall Printables

By Andrea Franklin / September 7, 2016 / 8 Comments

Fall is approaching whether you like to guzzle down pumpkin spice lattes or not, my friends. Personally, I am a fall addict. It could be due to the fact that I was born just hours before All Hallows Eve, but I swear pumpkin runs through my veins, and I legitimately burn fall candles in my home…

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Guest Post: How To Help Children with Sensitive Skin Handle Common Warm Weather Irritations

By Andrea Franklin / August 24, 2016 / 2 Comments

  Though summertime may be coming to a close, many regions throughout the U.S. will continue to experience warm weather and the skin irritations that come with it. Many of us have experienced the itchiness of dry skin and bug bites, and the pain of blistering and peeling sunburns. It’s important that everyone take precautions…

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By Andrea Franklin / August 9, 2016 / 2 Comments

4:19 a.m. “Dadda, you gotta snuggles me.” Ten minutes pass, or at least what feels like ten minutes. Who really knows/or is brave enough to open their eyes and accidentally make eye contact. “Dadda I gotta go pee pee on da potty. You don’t come.” Twelve footsteps down the hall and 8 seconds pass. “Dadda…

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5 Minute Olympics Craft For Kids

By Andrea Franklin / August 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

  Happy 31st Hunger Games Olympics! I’ll be straight with you, I’ve never been super into watching the games. But before you pick up your javelin to shove in my eye for saying that, let me just explain that it was never really a thing in my home to watch the Olympics and since it’s only…

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Neverland Themed First Birthday Party

By Andrea Franklin / August 1, 2016 / 8 Comments

I’m finally done throwing parties this summer— yay me! Who am I kidding? I LOVE throwing parties. But, I HATE the heat. And lately, I’ve been feeling like Hansel and Gretel stuffed in the witches oven that is California. I mean, no one in their right mind would throw an outdoor party in this disgusting weather, right?…

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The Trick To Potty Training

By Andrea Franklin / July 27, 2016 / 6 Comments

You would think I had learned my lesson by now, but for some reason whenever I see something tell me how to parent my oldest, I want to believe it can work for us so badly that I end up giving it a go anyway— even though my heart already knows it won’t work. Remember that…

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How To Throw The Perfect Bachelorette Party

By Andrea Franklin / July 25, 2016 / 4 Comments

The key to throwing a good party is pretty simple: Know your audience. It’s the same as writing a good piece or creating a graphic tee. And if there’s one thing I excel at, it’s knowing my audiences. My cousin is getting married (yay!) and we had her bachelorette party last weekend. She really wanted…

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And Then My Baby Turned One

By Andrea Franklin / July 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

*All photos were taken by Brenda Munoz Photography* I’m leaving for a Bachelorette party today. That would happen, right? When we planned it, I thought the 22nd was a Thursday (yesterday). Spoiler alert: I was wrong. And it was too late to change things. But that’s okay. I still spent the morning stroking Bennett’s wispy,…

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