the smell of my desperation has become a stench

First puzzles

I found these at a local shop called Babinski’s Baby a few years ago when Leta was still so young that all she wanted to do was put the whole box into her mouth. (You can find a huge assortment of these online at Mudpuppy.) I just loved the illustrative design of the animals in the puzzles, and now these are too easy for her, she grew up, started putting together puzzles that had 20 to 30 pieces, and now she lives on the other side of the country and doesn’t call unless she needs money.

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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