the smell of my desperation has become a stench

The secret lives of hoarders

This is a Martha Stewart Living from 1999. Up until about three months ago I had stacks and stacks of every magazine I have ever bought or subscribed to, thinking, one day I’m going to need to look through these for inspiration! ONE DAY! And then Tyrant threatened to start throwing them away willy nilly if I didn’t start refining my collection. So I kept all the copies of magazines that have gone out of business (Domino, Cottage Living, Metropolitan Home, House & Garden) and then got rid of everything else. Ahem. IT WAS BRUTAL. You have no idea. It felt like I was cutting off a limb, I can’t explain why. One day I’m really going to need to reference this specific Martha Stewart Living, AND WHAT WILL I DO THEN?

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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