the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Hand-carved Santas

An old friend of Jon’s family used to carve a unique Santa out of wood for each of his siblings every year. Jon carefully saved each of his Santas, and we now unwrap them at the beginning of December and arrange them somewhere near the Christmas tree. My style is usually a little less traditional than this, but the history of each of these figures and the detail with which they were designed make them my favorite holiday decoration.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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