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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…


Supporting a Loved One After Miscarriage

1 out of 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. That statistic is staggering, and brutal. And it’s a statistic I had never heard until I was sitting in a doctor’s office with my world crashing down around me. 10 minutes earlier Read more…


There’s a Holiday for That: Excuses to Celebrate Every Day of the Year

Life is too short not to celebrate every chance we get.

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support to keep this blog chugging along! We have a tradition in our family of gifting each other Shutterfly photo calendars for Christmas. They are always my favorite present (except the one Read more…


Entrepreneurial Schemes and Dollar Store Dreams

Figurines and Fiscal Responsibility Growing up there was no greater bastion of fake grownup independence than The Dollar Store. Filled with bouncy balls, tiny figurines that would immediately be lost between the car seats, and 14,000 glitter stickers that could 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…


You Gotta Get Good Egress: Lessons From a Master Football Tailgater

I like to claim that my dad is single-handedly responsible for the New England Patriots’ dynasty. A Giants fan born and raised, Pop decided to make the switch and buy Patriots season tickets when we moved to Massachusetts, but only Read more…


A Merm By Any Other Name

I call my mom “Merm” and we can probably all agree that’s a little weird. You don’t hear a lot of “Merm” out on the playground. But I have my reasons. One of the Boys Growing up, we had family Read more…