the smell of my desperation has become a stench


This is Meredith, my sister’s fifteen-year-old daughter. She was born at the beginning of my freshman year in college, and I can’t believe how much she’s changed and grown. She made the cheerleading squad this year, and that has been interesting for my sister because we both grew up at the opposite end of the social spectrum, the end that the cheerleaders made fun of. So you could say that Meredith is actively bringing the world together, one back hand spring at a time.

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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