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I’ll Fly With You

Every day I’m finding there is one more thing my kids can do, and want to do, without me. They will scramble up the stairs and tunnels at the indoor playground without needing a boost. Or play quietly together without Read more…


It’s Just Like Riding a Bike, Easily Forgotten and Painful

It's just like riding a bike, easily forgotten and painful

Oh “It’s just like riding a bike,” huh? Really? REALLY!?   Both of my kids are learning to ride bikes right now. Jack is on a balance bike and Norah is rocking a tricycle. I’m all for getting them onto Read more…


5 Easy Baby Books for Scrapbooking Dropouts

easy baby book alternatives to baby scrapbooks

I am a collector of memories. A moment curator. A true nostalgic. The type of person who should DEFINITELY be making baby scrapbooks for her kids. But I’m not. Not really. For as much as I cherish little moments and Read more…


100 Posts and The Reason I’ll Never Be a Knee Model

100 blog posts

My mom HATES this story. And as a parent now I get why she hates it. She was going above and beyond as a mother; I was being kind of clumsy, and then I proceed to blame her for my Read more…


The Matchbook Urn: A Family Love Story

February on With Love and a Little Self-Deprecation is dedicated to love. Family love, friendship love, marriage love, “that wasn’t even close to being” love – just lots and lots of love. But in a funny way, I promise. Today’s My Read more…


I’ve Got the Music in Me: The Making of a Piano Prodigy

For someone who has never been a real performer, I have two too many stories about humiliating myself in auditoriums. And what do you do when you make a fool of yourself in front of hundreds of people. Write about Read more…


Full-Contact Easter

As we all know, Easter is traditionally a holiday centered around full-contact no-holds-barred athletic competition. (Wait, no? Really? That’s not a generally accepted way to celebrate the mystery of our faith? Weird.)   Get Your Head in the Game Our Read more…


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