the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Custom kicks

Johnny Marra, an artist based in Baltimore and genius behind Real_Bot, sent Marlo this custom pair of Converse low-tops, making sure to tug at my heart with the hippo reference. Johnny will take any pair of neglected old tennis shoes and give them new life with his illustrations, which have also been featured in public murals and storefront windows. Love his style, and I can’t wait for Marlo to be old enough to knock around in these!

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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