Ep 32: Spendy Santa and the Myth of Bootstrap America

We talk about Santa and income inequality, the misery of winter break, and supplemental insurance.

This Scary Mommy article sums up the Santa controversy.

If you want to make fast and delicious cookies for Santa, use this recipe (this icing is good, too, and the almond extracts compliment each other.). We also had shocking success with this gingerbread house recipe, and the dough was so good, we are making some non-gender-specific gingies to go with it.

But, I mean, obviously our gingerbread house LOOKS insane.POTY HOUSE


Ep 31: Don’t Be a Holiday Jerk

We talk about why the Elf on the Shelf is a downer and why holiday threats are bad parenting. We also continue our gubernatorial primary candidate series with an interview with Jeff Rumbaugh.  Plus!  Blended holidays and a big family– how to handle them.

Ep 30: Gendered Holiday Magic?

In this episode, we share some tips for hosting a holiday, discuss the gender dynamics of making holiday magic happen, and talk to Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Michele Doolan.

We though Gemma Hartley hit it out of the park with her Harper’s Bazaar essay on emotional labor, but we weren’t as sure about her new holiday labor piece or Huff Po.

Also!  Wisconsin gubernatorial primary candidate Michelle Doolan talked to us about being a concerned citizen in the race.