the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Limited Edition 2009 Birdie Desk Calendar

Recently I did a search for 2009 calendars on Etsy and came across hundreds of adorable desk calendars including this one from a shop called Joom. I’ve mentioned before that I love to have several calendars placed around the house for easy reference, and this one will probably find a permanent spot in Leta’s room since the illustrations are so whimsical. When I opened the package Leta asked if this was a present for her, and I said good news and bad news. Good news? YES! Bad news? The brand is not Disney.

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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