Dear Even Steven – Here’s proof that we love you

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Dear Even Steven,

When I decided to write a post about Father’s Day, I thought about poking fun at you.

Even Steven

You know – how I normally do on the ole’ blog.

Even Steven on the Potty

But then when I sat down to write, all I could think about were the wonderful things about you.

Like how you let me stay in bed until 7 every single morning while you get yourself ready for work and then get the kids breakfast.

I’m pretty sure you do that because you know I’m much nicer with that extra 30 minutes of sleep, but I want you to know that I sincerely appreciate it.

We Love Even Steven

Like – for real!

Thank you for being such an amazing dad to our children.

Even Steven and Kids

Thank you for tickling them and encouraging them to face their fears (when I would be telling them to run the other way), for laughing with them and seeing who can fart the loudest.

(Pretty sure Simon has us all beat.)

And thank you for always knowing when they need a hug, or to be told that they’re amazing or to be nurtured in a way that sometimes only dads can do.

Even Steven

Thank you for understanding when I was crying so hard I could barely breathe when Miles got on the bus for kindergarten.

And thank you for already knowing that I’ll be doing the same when he and Alice are getting on the bus together in the fall.


Thank you for always putting our family first, no matter what.

We made you this little video to show you how much we love you – although it doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Happy Father’s Day Even Steven! We love you!




  1. Al

    June 11, 2014 at 7:48 am

    I used to love your posts. They were funny and just a laugh your fellow moms need. Unfortunately, it seems they are mostly sponsored and forced these days.

  2. Maribeth Bastian

    June 11, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I don’t mind you having sponsors (see negative comment above!). I love that you stay home with your kids creating memories that you will all treasure for a lifetime! This was a lovely post and the video was precious; don’t let the curmudgeons get you down! Keep on bloggin’ girl!

  3. Dona

    June 11, 2014 at 9:13 am

    (sob, sniff) Awww….that was beautiful! If you ever write that book, they could make it into a movie and you and your family could star in it. You are are beautiful!!! Dona

    PS: Sorry ‘AL’, her posts are still funny and just what moms like her need!

  4. Jenny from the blog

    June 11, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    So, that post was adorable and sweet and beautiful and funny and then I got to the bottom and realized it was sponsored. WTF are you trying to make money at your job!!! Who do you think you are, doing what you love and supporting your family at the same time?

    I’m sure you don’t really love your husband, but Hallmark made you say that you do… I hope they paid you the super big bucks that the bloggers like movie stars rake in! I’m so disappointed that I’m going to continue to read your awesome blog and congratulate you on being able to make it something that is also lucrative while not effecting the quality, sentiment, or humor — you work hard — there should be some rewards.

  5. Al

    June 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Wow. Talk about being mean and spiteful ..I was just making a comment that I enjoyed her blogs much more when every other one wasn’t sponsored. I appreciate that everyone needs to earn a living, but I don’t appreciate your wtf’s and rudeness. I am a mom of littles just like you all. I guess people who have opinions other than Yours should just be quiet. Right?!

  6. Beth

    June 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Wow Anna! That video was beautiful and I am still sniffling. Loved the music with it too. Being older I’ve never heard it before. The kids are darling and I know you and Matt are great parents. (Linda tells me ). Even though I rarely comment I read your blog every day. XX

  7. Lisa R. Petty

    June 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    This post brought tears to my eyes, both from the AWWW factor and from laughter. You are gifted writer, and I LOVED meeting you. Thanks for taking the time to chat with me.

  8. HouseTalkN

    June 12, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Just stop it. I pride myself on being a tough cookie but your sweet post choked me up. You are an amazing writer- you can make us tear up (don’t tell) and belly laugh at the same time!

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  10. Crystal & Co

    June 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Love that video! Who is singing? Sounds like the guy from Ben Folds Five… is it?

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