the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Japanese soup bowls

There’s a great local Japanese market a few miles from here where we buy Pocky and edamame and all of the ingredients Jon uses to make Jongolian Barbecue, and a few years ago I picked up these cheap soup bowls for the occasional miso soup I ate while sick and pregnant. Now I use them to keep my many earrings and rings organized because my collection has far outgrown my jewelry box. I like the convenience and mobility of this solution, plus they are delicate and adorable and look like they were meant to perform this function in the first place.

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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