the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Where my perspective becomes useful

This just needs to be talked about: every bathroom in the world should come equipped with the toilet we have in our hotel room. That thing could flush a four-story brick building if it had to. The force of the water is so intense that one flush most likely sends everything out through the canal all the way to the river and then out to sea. That far. And that is what I look for in a toilet.

This is not something we were expecting because we both had experiences with less than stellar toilet systems in England where you had to stand there and flush like eight times just to get one square of toilet paper through the pipe. Amsterdam! You have welcomed me with your toilet!

This trip: declared a success.

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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