the smell of my desperation has become a stench


One day last week the following sentence from this website was featured as a quote of the day on personal Google homepages all over the world:

People often write me and ask how I keep my wood floors so clean when I live with a child and a dog, and my answer is that I use a technique called Suffering From a Mental Illness.

Some people wrote to tell me that they saw my quote featured directly above one from Louis Pasteur, others said they saw it near one from Mark Twain. I have a feeling that Google was feeling temporarily drunk that day, but I decided to call my parents and give them the good news anyway.

My mom’s response was, “I’M the one who showed you how to keep your floors clean.”

My dad’s was, “Who is Louis Pasteur?”

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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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