the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Perfectly round

The shape of Marlo’s features, mainly her head, are frequently the subject of discussion in our home. Leta had what’s called torticollis when she was born, a condition that caused her head to tilt to one side and grow in a diagonal shape. We had to do several months of physical therapy to remedy the condition, and so living with a baby this small with a head so perfectly round is something new around here. It’s like a basketball, or a cantaloupe, or a hairy head of cabbage. And we’re always going, look! Look at the size of that head! It’s like an orange on a toothpick! That’s a virtual planetoid! It has its own weather system!

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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