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OkCupid’s Arrow: An Online 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…


When To Move Your Toddler Into a Big Kid Bed

When to move your toddler into a big kid bed

Conventional wisdom says you should move your toddler out of his crib and into a big kid bed when he can climb out of the crib. That seems smart. #Safety. But did you know that you can move him into 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…


Five Lessons Learned from One Line a Day

Five lessons learned from one line a day journal

Five years ago I started a “One Line a Day” memory journal. Each page has a date at the top with lines for five years. Every day I write down one line about something that happened that day. From monumental Read more…


Love & Football: A House Divided

Years ago I asked my mom “How are you supposed to know who to marry?” Sure there is love and respect and attraction, but what is the secret sauce for making a marriage last? She gave some very sage advice. Read more…


Cleveland Rocks: Our Visit to State 20/50

Drew Carey was right, Cleveland rocks.

Some couples go to lovely romantic island resorts on vacation. Glen and I chose Cleveland.


Blind as a Bat: How To Catch a Bat in Your House and Stay Married

First off, I researched “blind as a bat” and apparently bats have excellent vision. So I feel really lied to by idioms. But in any case, this post is about a bat. In our house. And it’s also little bit Read more…


The Tale of Elliptical Hill

My husband and I are both fairly educated people, but if you lived near us you would be writing letters to our various alma maters requesting that our degrees be rescinded in order to maintain academic quality and reputation. At Read more…


The Structural Significance of Baby Howie

Baby Howie’s House We moved into our house in 2011. It has its issues, but there is a perfect spot for an extra tall Christmas tree, which is really all you can ask for in a home. (That 75% of Read more…