the smell of my desperation has become a stench

The eyebrows run in the family

That’s my seventeen-year-old niece Mariah, my sister’s oldest kid. She probably looks a bit more like her dad than her mom, but she still sports some undeniable Hamilton features like the eyebrows and the wiry hair. She came to Florida with us, and I had such a great time getting to know her better. And I realized that I really like her, that even if we weren’t related she’s someone I’d want to hang out with. Yet another reason why I love living in Utah, being close to the people who mean the most to me.

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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