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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…


You Don’t Know Jack: A 3 Year Old 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…


Sunday, Sunday, Sunday: A Football Love Story

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

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. First Read more…


Who Bit My Sister?

Norah has gotten bit at daycare a couple times this fall. I’m not psyched about it, but I understand. 1 year old kids don’t have a fully developed vocabulary to verbalize their feelings. They are also still trying to push Read more…


Sinterklaas: The Fun and Terrifying Reason Dutch Kids are Well Behaved

Wooden Shoe Rather Be Dutch? The Dutch people are wonderful and I’m proud to be a Dutch-American. A quarter Dutch-American. Basically a US melting pot European mutt… but the most prominently displayed part of my DNA is Dutch. My maternal Read more…


Instagram Vs. Real Gram Thanksgiving

Vacations are great. Vacations are also great for Instagram. Everything is more grammable on vacation. This Colorado vacation was no exception, but it was also really begging for a Instagram vs. Real Gram breakdown because #balance. We all love a Read more…


Autumn So Hard: A Very Toddler Fall

Autumn with toddlers

We’ve been autumning REAL hard. So hard that this is now my second post about fall. Nope, third. Is there any other season that sets such high expectations for appropriate/required activities? If you don’t like the beach, summer gives you Read more…


My Best Brother’s Wedding

The universally agreed upon “forever age” for younger siblings is 8. (I checked with like 5 sources on this so don’t worry about doing your own research. It’s been covered.) If you have a younger sibling, no matter how old they Read more…


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…


Toddlers Don’t Sit: A Long Beach Island Vacation Recap

Vacationing with two toddlers at the beach is not for the faint of heart. Or for those with a sub par fitness level. Fortunately one of our toddlers has a pretty healthy respect for the ocean and the other can’t run Read more…