the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Defense mechanism

I have no idea what kind of tree this is, only that I’m going to go ahead and trust that it is not in a good mood. One of my resolutions this year is to take the camera with me every time I take the dogs on a walk and find at least one interesting thing, and I thought this porcupine-like tree would start things off properly.

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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