the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Gift wrap

This is an example of what all our presents looked like once we had finished wrapping everything with cheap ribbon and homemade tags. I bought several rolls of brown mailing paper at the beginning of December and used almost every single inch of it, so the mountain of presents underneath the tree had the feeling of a giant UPS delivery. Not so sure I’m going to go this route again next year because mailing paper isn’t as easy to manipulate as regular wrapping paper or as easy to rip apart. Thank you for being here with me on my bumpy journey through domesticity.

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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