the smell of my desperation has become a stench

A bit of Barney Fife in the morning

Artist Justin Rothshank sent me this ceramic mug, one of a collection of pieces he makes using custom made laser decals, china paints, lusters and commercial decals, when he saw that I had compared Marlo to Don Knotts. Love that it’s both dishwasher and microwave safe. And I’ve mentioned this before, but my mother absolutely hates it when I make that comparison, and so now I get to start off every morning with a symbolic wet finger in her ear.

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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