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Dude, Where’s My Hermit Crab?

Dude, where's my hermit crab? Cats make you sneeze? Consider getting a hermit crab as a pet.

“Mommy, why don’t we have a pet?” – Jack “Because all we have to eat in this house right now is cake frosting and wine. Do you really think I can be responsible for another living thing? – Me “…” Read more…


Gymboree Local Legends – Nostalgia for 90s Kids Raising Kids

A well-worn path through the woods. The making of old friends and local legends.

I’m excited to partner with Gymboree for this trip down memory lane in support of the Gymboree Local Legends campaign. This post contains affiliate links. See full disclosure for details. Do you remember Bridge to Terabithia? There was a movie Read more…


Got It From My Mama

My mom was 25 when she birthed all 9 pounds 10 ounces of me out into the world. When I was 25? Well, I occasionally remembered to clean out the shower drain and set the DVR for The Bachelor… Between Read more…


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…