Best way to roast the broomstick. Must try. Five Stars.


  • Brooke

    Her hair doesn’t look so red in this one. What a little doll, eating her hands. 🙂

  • Dan

    Eat your heart out John Popper!

  • What a little schmoo. And that sweater she’s wearing is too cute.

  • Just adorable!

  • I love that sweater. Babies look good in every color. *sigh* 🙂

  • She is delicious!

    You know, my kids have a harmonica and my toddler LOVES it. When we can find it, that is. Leta needs a harmonica!

  • Perhaps shes’ playing the “My Momma Don’t Poop Right Blues.”

  • red

    ummmm. cute.

  • Rachel

    She looks sleeeeeeeepy. And adorable.

  • play it, Leta. Heather, I can’t blame you for snacking on her cheeks. They look to be gourmet-grade cheeks!

  • beachgal

    How adorable. That is one sweet little baby! She does look like she’s playing a harmonica….maybe you should get her one?

    How goes the PT to get her to put weight on her feet? I hope better.

  • UMMMMMMMMM……HAND! Listen, ma! I can play a song! Doo…dooo….dooooooooooo

  • Babies just have perfect noses. That’s all there is to it.

  • Leta in Red…………..

  • Mir

    The further chronicles of Leta, Bad Home Girl. Yummy!

  • Tracy

    Hmm… kind of looks like another gang sign to me, actually. Judging from the wardrobe, she’s down with the Bloods. If she starts insisting on wearing her pants halfway down her diaper, you may want to consider an intervention.

  • Oooh loooooving the sweater 🙂

  • I asked my mom once why babies love to stick their hands in their mouths. And she said, “Well, because they can, and they can get away with it.”
    Fair enough.
    I love the colors in this photo.

  • Sarah

    So, where did you get such a cute sweater?

    We already know where the baby came from!

  • Adorable. I’m with everyone else, I love that sweater. What a minute….sweater?! It’s 95 degrees down in TX! Not fair at all ;).

  • I just wanna eat her chubby cheeks yummmmmmm and btw i think she’s gonna be A MODEL 😉 it’s written on her …CHEEKS

  • I still cannot believe how much she looks like her father. The eyes! The forehead! The nose! The ears! But she’ll grow up to be just as beautiful as her mother.

  • At the risk of sounding like a stuck record, gawd, she looks like her daddy!

    “Ahm playin’ the moveable type bluuuuues!”

  • Cora’s mommy

    I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your site. It makes me smile and LOL every time!

  • Joy

    Yes, it does look like she is playing a harmonica. Is she having the runny nose phase yet?

    She does look a lot like her dad, but I see a bit of your good looks in her too.

  • robin

    Or knawing her thumb off!

  • robin

    Or knawing her thumb off!

  • She’s like a little baby Blues Traveler! Only…. in red.

  • Toni

    I think she looks just like Timothy Hutton, yeah, yeah, I know she is a girl, but still…

  • Lisa

    She *does* look like she’s playing the harmonica. Or extracting a lima bean which she will fling across the room with a terrific backhand. :o)

  • Kellie

    Yes, that’s it!! Timothy Hutton. I knew she looked familiar. Beatiful Girls…

  • I vote for looking sly. As in, “Don’t fuck with me. I’m harmonicizing over here. Slyly.”

  • Colleen

    the song could be “(got me) the safety strap blues”

  • Anita

    Scooter is so cute, I kissed the monitor.

  • I don’t know what to steal first, your daughter or your camera. You take lovely pictures, and you daughter is very cute.

    SP: Before any freaks read this as a “threat” and report me to the police, i’d rather make clear that by stealing i meant to give a compliment. grrr.

  • Andrea

    OMG I have to follow up after Miguel? Damn, lost my thought!

  • Do you scrapbook? If you did, I’d bet you have one hell of a great one with all the great Leta pics!!

  • She is so freaking cute, I wish she was in Delaware to give my chunks lessons!

  • this is off topic and about your period post, but who the hell has THREE DAY PERIODS?!

    wait a sec… maybe i’m the weird one with week long ones.

  • So cute! Jon’s eyes.

  • I echo the first jenny’s disbelief. People who have three day periods are so fortunate.
    ‘Who has week long ones?’ *raises hand*

  • Dammit Leta is easily the cutest kid I’ve ever seen. I want her! Can I keep her? Please?

    And to Jenny… Dooce was talking about PMS (PREmenstrual syndrome) meaning before your period. Usually 3-5 days before your period.

    But yeah, I’m also dreaded with the week-long periods where as my friend has like 4-5 day periods!

    Sorry if this is TOO off topic, Dooce. Leta’s so cute! Hehe!

  • Sasha

    She looks gorgeous in red. I adore this site.

  • Only three days a month? That would mean that we (all the women in the world who use the internet) would have to cycle at the same time.

    Which, when you think about it, may be how we end up in control of the world. Good idea, Dooce!

    Is it wrong to want to eat someone else’s baby? I just want to snack on Leta’s little hands and smell baby head.

  • Kimberley

    My boyfriend knows when mine is coming because I cry and constantly say, “WHAT does THAT mean?!?”

  • annakay

    what i love is that she looks so adorable just absentmindedly sucking on her hands. why can’t i get away with it?

  • Isn’t she?

  • Jill

    To make the rest of us annoyed, my cousin revealed that her periods are 2 days and she only needs pantyliners. Bitch. Anyhow, stay away from Stepmom and Steel Magnolias – although they always seem to be on when I can LEAST tolerate them. And by the way, your Leta is making me want to have children. My family thanks you.

  • You read Metafilter, if I remember correctly. Have you taken a look at They’re accepting photography submissions till October 4th.

  • Heather R.

    My god, she’s grown! Her eyes have a definite cognizance to them now. It’s wonderful and cute and also, I bet, a sign that soon the little munchkin will be plotting some pranks of her own. My oh my.

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