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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.

When I first started blogging I struggled with how to describe my blog to people. Feeling like a super special snowflake, I didn’t think that my blog fit a particular category. It CLEARLY was not fashion, fitness, or recipes. And Read more…


My One Line a Day Journal Taught Me Five Important Lessons

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…


A Farewell to AIM: Thanks for the Memories, AOL Instant Messenger!

It’s the end of an era. An era that truthfully I didn’t realize was still going on until last week, but still the end of an era. AOL Instant Messenger, affectionately, AIM, will be shutting down on December 15, 2017.


Crushing the Affiliate Marketing Game

I have two main goals for participating in Amazon’s Affiliate Program on this blog. 1. Pay for the annual cost of my blog URL by linking to items on Amazon, thereby removing any and all mom guilt for having purchased something for Read more…


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