the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Oddly, an Oompa Loompa didn’t make the list

Leta only wants four things for Christmas, and we sat down with her recently to write out a list that we could send to Santa. Here we are going over that list and then the discussion turns to heavier things. Let’s just put it this way: I think we handled it well given that we had to come up with something on the spot, and there was a part of me that was all, let’s hope Santa doesn’t go apostate because I hear Outer Darkness is rather unpleasant:

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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