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Erma Bombeck Thinks I’m Funny

Erma Bombeck - the godmother of parenting humor

Last week a piece I wrote about moving an elliptical machine into our house was published on the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop site. When I found out it had been accepted I lost my chill. ALL of it. Why? Because Read more…


What’s Wrong With Being (Mostly) Confident?

confidence With Love and Little Self-Deprecation

Mother’s Day started at 1:43am in our house. With vomit. I don’t know what was going on with our 1 year old, seemed like a boot and rally situation. But it was definitely a two parent level boot. Glen got Read more…


1 Year of Love and Self-Deprecation: A Blogiversary

1 year of love and self-deprecation: A blogiversary

It’s been 365 days since I hit publish on my very first blog post. And 364 days since I realized that I had made at least two grammar mistakes. And 363 days since someone actually read that post. And 362 Read more…


Oh, No. It’s Not a “Mom Blog”

An open apology to mom bloggers, from a mom with a blog who finally realized she proudly writes a mom blog.

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…


Five Lessons Learned from a One Line a Day Journal

Five years ago I started a One Line a Day 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 moments to Read more…


Ladies Who Laugh: 10 Hilarious Women Making the World A Lot Funnier

I’m thankful for approximately 4,500 things this year. But in the spirit of “going around the large Thanksgiving table and there is really only time for each person to share one thing before the sweet potatoes get cold” I’m getting Read more…


1 Minute of Activity, 20 Minutes of Silence & More Dessert: Good Advice from Helpful People

With Love and a Little Self-Deprecation is a lot of things, just not “helpful” or “informative” or “grammatically correct.” And to mine ownself I will continue to be true. The next post on here will probably be a giant run Read more…