the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Handmade octopus dress

I found this dress at an Etsy shop called Tuff as Snails while searching for girl’s dresses. I love the octopus print and the lovely blue ribbon, but Leta’s favorite part is the blue buttons which she fidgeted with for a half hour this morning before school. I wanted her to wear her white sandals with this, but she insisted on wearing her pink crocs. And so now it looks like the person who dressed her is completely color blind.

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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