the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Hand-carved wooden figure

I scored this from a local consignment shop for almost nothing, and it didn’t come with any information, so I have no idea who carved it. But I adore the style of it and have it sitting next to my computer speakers on my desk so that I have something watching me, urging me to get my work done. Because the professional yeller I hired isn’t doing his job.

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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