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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…


Nearly Dead in Daytona: A Friendship Exam

Nearly Dead in Daytona

On the Necessity of Female Friendships   I’m a strong proponent of the “rub some dirt on it” parenting/self-help strategy. Fall down, you get back up. Get hurt, cry a little but bounce back. Get sick, go to the gym Read more…


8 Ways to Know You’re Ready to Move Your Child Into a Toddler Bed

When is my child ready for a toddler 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 your child Read more…


A Working Mom’s Guide to Doing it All (Terribly)

Working moms get this question a lot: “How do you do it all?” It ALL. That’s daunting. And for this working mom, I do “do it all.” But sometimes I’m doing it all TERRIBLY. Da Bomb (Cyclone) This winter the bomb Read more…


Recipes are Bossy: 4 Recipes for People Who Don’t Like to Follow Directions

Avocado Chicken Enchiladas, Black Bean Quinoa Casserole, and Other Delicious Recipes That Are Hard to Mess Up

I wonder how much better food would taste if I followed the instructions on recipes. Probably a lot, but sadly, I’ll never know. As it turns out I’m just too arrogant to be a good cook. And I don’t have Read more…


I’ve Got the Music in Me: The Making of a Piano Prodigy

For someone who has never been a real performer, I have two too many stories about humiliating myself in auditoriums. And what do you do when you make a fool of yourself in front of hundreds of people. Write about Read more…


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