the smell of my desperation has become a stench


Two nights ago Hogle Zoo had to euthanize one of its three female African elephants after she battled a mysterious illness for weeks. Her name was Misha. I doubt that either one of these was Misha, but the fact that I was there as recently as Sunday makes this situation just a tad more heartbreaking. I love these animals as fiercely as I love the hippo, and because Jon won’t let me adopt one this will probably be the closest I ever get to one.

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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