the smell of my desperation has become a stench


Chuck is terrible about coming when called, and the whole calm-assertive thing does not work with this command. If I don’t dig down deep inside my throat and scream his name like an ogre who is about to sever his head with a rusty axe, he will completely ignore me, and even then I sometimes have to follow his name with a hearty, menacing, “GRRRRRRR!” Doesn’t make me look crazy at all, just standing there in the middle of an open field screaming like a troll at nothing.

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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