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Your Disney Movie Bracket Questions Answered

Dear Becca, I’m excited about A Very Disney Movie Bracket but I need more information. You basically explained nothing in the last post. I mean, it was funny, but kind of light on details. Love, Everyone Fair enough.


101 Baby Names Including Herkimer Sullivan

101 baby names including Herkimer Sullivan

Naming kids is hard. It seems super fun, but then all of a sudden you’ve worked out 14 different horrible nicknames for every single name in the baby book that you and your partner agree on. Or you realize that Read more…


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

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…


Zetus Lapetus, I STILL Want to Be Zenon

I still want to be Zenon

Did I watch Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century again recently? Yes. As a grown adult do I still kind of want to be Zenon? Yes. Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century Recap If you were a teenage girl in Read more…


It’s Not a Beauty Pageant, It’s a Scholarship Program

Let’s call a spade a spade, it was a beauty pageant… But while I can admit that 15 years later, at the time I was hell bent on convincing everyone otherwise.


I Can’t Get a Tattoo Because of Jonathan Taylor Thomas

I’m 98.5% certain that I’ll never get a tattoo and it has nothing to do with my opinion of them on other people (because my opinion of other people’s bodies doesn’t matter one iota, but for the record – I 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…


A Merm By Any Other Name

I call my mom “Merm” and we can probably all agree that’s a little weird. You don’t hear a lot of “Merm” out on the playground. But I have my reasons. Growing up, we had family friends with a boy Read more…


Always Be Batman

“Jack, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “A firefighter, or a doctor.” “That’s awesome, buddy! What do you think Norah is going to be when she grows up?” (Thoughtful pause) “Batman.” That seems about right. Jack Read more…