the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Ten months

Marlo turns ten months old today. She is celebrating by screaming in pain due to teething. Or maybe she’s just angry, I’m not sure. Maybe she just enjoys sounding like a duck being ripped apart by a particularly vocal hyena. Who wouldn’t?

Her crawling in the last week has progressed from just a few feet here and there to WHERE IS THE FIREPLACE, MUST GET THERE NOW. We never had to childproof anything with Leta. But now… now we actually have to pay attention! UGH!

Stupid parenthood.

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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