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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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