the smell of my desperation has become a stench

I do

Jon and I have never owned traditional wedding rings for various reasons, some involving money and the fact that I don’t like to wear jewelry unless I’m dressing up for a specific occasion. Like say, to impress my mother. Or maybe on that official trip to Target. So I buy “wedding rings” all the time, including this lovely, oversized peach-colored ring that I bought for $3.99 at Forever 21. It goes with both my gold and silver earrings, and gives me something to fidget with when my father asks Jon how he feels about gay marriage.

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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