the smell of my desperation has become a stench

I’m surrounded by the enemy

Yesterday Leta took her first assisted steps. Wonderful news, and what would have been even better? IF I HAD BEEN THERE TO WITNESS IT. I stay at home to take care of this kid, drive her back and forth from physical therapy, feed her, dress her, WIPE HER STINKY BOTTOM, and she goes and walks with the babysitter at the park.

I called my mother to give her the good news and ended by saying, “You know she’s evil, right? This just proves it.”

And my mother just laughed, ha ha ha, and said back, “No, she’s not evil but I’m loving EVERY MINUTE OF THIS.”

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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