the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Working for a living

We’re just beginning to train Coco — she already knows how to sit, shake her paw, and she’s got FREAK OUT down pretty well. Getting her to lie down on command and stay in that position are the next lessons, and after that we’ll teach her to roll and pose calmly for photos. Today we wanted to see how patient she’d be with a little wrangling, and what do you know, there wasn’t any blood or carnage, and no one died. I think I like her.

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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