the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Product placement

You know how sometimes you can’t think of anything you want to eat and you’re looking through your pantry trying to find something, anything that sounds appealing? And then you go, ooooh! Potatoes au gratin. Instant potatoes au gratin. And then you’re all, THERE IS NOTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD I WOULD RATHER EAT RIGHT NOW THAN POTATOES AU GRATIN. And you find yourself unable to think about anything other than potatoes au gratin. And you go to rip open the box and notice that the expiration date reads July 21, 2005. Yeah, that’s called bad planning.

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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