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7 Stages of Preparing for House Guests When You Have Kids

7 stages of preparing for house guests when you have kids

Having house guests is always fun. Lots of quality time, lots of laughs, and lots of extra hands to steer your children away from the stove. The challenging part is the preparation leading up to guest arrival day. When you Read more…


The Mommy on the Bus Cries Wah Wah Wah

I had the perfect solution for my trip to New York City, the bus. Minimal driving, maximum writing/staring out the window pretending that I was in a really deep movie about finding yourself. Plus it came with a reasonable price Read more…


0 Helpful Spring Cleaning Tips to Make You Feel Better About the State of Your Home

There are lots of articles about spring cleaning circulating around the internet right now. Which makes me want to dust. But also REALLY not want to dust. I’ll cut to the chase here and let you know this post will provide Read more…


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

It's like riding a bike; painful and easily forgotten

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 their various modes of fresh air transportation and seeing them embrace Read more…


How You Doin’: The Business of Busyness

The business of busyness

“How are you?” says Person A. “Busy” says Person B, in a frenzied state of self absorption assuming everyone else in the world is currently managing only one task at a time and taking breaks to eat bonbons. Oh, and Read more…


The Woman in the Yellow Shirt

Walk This Way I grew up in a family of very long legs. It makes buying pants difficult, but man we can get from Point A to Point B quickly. We were also a family of athletes. Despite stories you’ll read Read more…


The Year of 5 Chads: A Non 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…