The holidays are a complicated time for many of us. I'll admit it: When December comes around, I don't always feel so merry. But one dependable mood lifter for me has been to pay homage to my small but growing collection of Christmas oddities—my thrift store triumphs. And what better way to share them than with an Advent Calendar? So laugh with me...roll your eyes with me...go OMG and WTH with me...and know that celebrating simple amusements can be one of the many paths to joy.
is a children's book author, mom of two young adults, writing teacher, tutor, devoted walker, and collector of weird things.
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Letters for Kids
A Blue Ribbon Day
A Kind Neighbor, a Beaded Tree