the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Plush Baby Blanket

My friend Faeth had a baby boy earlier this month, so I went on Etsy to see if I could find a cute baby blanket. I remember in those early months with Leta how we’d go through several blankets during the day because she’d either spit up or poop on one within ten minutes of use. I found this one at a shop called Quilt Baby, and it features a modern cotton print on one side and soft, plush vanilla microfiber on the other. Also, it’s pre-washed for minimal shrinkage so she can wash it as many times as she needs. Holy crap, if Etsy had been around when Leta was so young… Jon does not even want to think about it.

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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