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The New Yorkiest: Hamilton, Pods, & Pizza

The New Yorkiest!

“Mommy, where are you?” – Jack “New York!” – Me “New work?” – Jack “New York!” – Me “Newark?” – Jack Apparently my three year old didn’t think I was cool enough to be spending a weekend in New York. Read more…


The Beauty of Galentine’s Day: A Lady Love Story

Galentine's Day

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 Read more…


Nearly Dead in Daytona: A Friendship Exam

Nearly Dead in Daytona

I’m a strong proponent of the “rub some dirt on it” parenting/self-help strategy. Fall down, you get back up. Get hurt, cry a little but bounce back. Get sick, go to the gym to try to sweat it out. Not Read more…


It’s My Christmas Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To

December is a crazy month. But we get by with a little help from our friends.

‘Tis the Season to be Frazzled Don’t be fooled. NO ONE has their act totally together in December. Not a one. Every single person currently fumbling through this month has forgotten to buy a gift, wrote down the wrong address, Read more…


The Time Chicago Foolishly Tested Our Commitment to Friendship

Like an air traffic control fire would really keep us from our friends' wedding halfway across the country. Let's do this!

Throughout our lives we make lots of different friends. Not all of these friendships stick, which is okay because we grow and learn from them. But some friendships are real sticky, in a good way. I’ve written about some of Read more…


Feeling Fancy? Go to Le Diner en Blanc

The alternate title for this post was “Am I cool enough to be here?” Without #bff Kel the answer would most definitely have been a hard no. In fact Kel was the only reason I was cool enough to be Read more…


Table 14: Compound of Dreams

35 minutes of Aerobics, 54 minutes of unidentified “Sport.” That was the report back from the exercise tracker on my Fitbit after Alex and Travis’ wedding. (Oh right, guys I got a new Fitbit so you don’t need to worry about Read more…


Entrepreneurial Schemes and Dollar Store Dreams

Figurines and Fiscal Responsibility Growing up there was no greater bastion of fake grownup independence than The Dollar Store. Filled with bouncy balls, tiny figurines that would immediately be lost between the car seats, and 14,000 glitter stickers that could Read more…


Just Show Up: What I’ve Learned About Friendship

We’re coming up on my 10 year college reunion, which makes me feel like a really fortunate, well-educated dinosaur. Other things that happened 10 years ago: Britney’s buzz cut, the debut of the first iPhone, and the Spice Girls Reunion Read more…


The Longest Bocce Tournament Known to Mankind

Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friend I recently spent the weekend with my best friend in Pennsylvania. And if you haven’t spent a weekend hanging out with Kel you really should. It’s good for your soul. Or I Read more…