the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Six months

Marlo turned six months old this week. HEE-YAAAAA-OHHH. That’s the sound I made when I realized that. And then I looked back and thought about all the life-altering chaos and craziness and absolute joy that has gone on in those six months, and the fact that I was given a second chance to enjoy having a baby, and I could not be happier. I credit Leta with making me a mother, and now I credit Marlo with showing me that the instinct has been there all along.

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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