the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Marlo and Grandma

One of the reasons it took me so long to write about the house saga was the fact that we hosted a couple of holiday parties over the weekend, including one where about 35 of our family members gathered for burgers and Sprite. Here’s Marlo with Jon’s mother. I don’t think this kid touched the ground that day after being passed from person to person to person. Also! Look! Her top two teeth FINALLY poked through and now she looks like SpongeBob!

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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