the smell of my desperation has become a stench


My mother had our family and my sister’s family over for dinner on Saturday night, and this is one of my sister’s seven-year-old twins. Pizza was on the menu, and my mother called beforehand to determine whether or not that was something I could eat. I told her I’d remove any topping I didn’t want to consume, and that’s when Jon tried to convince me that pepperoni is ethical.

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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