the smell of my desperation has become a stench


Right before landing in cloud-covered Salt Lake. A week later, this conversation:

Leta: “Mom, the guy on the news keeps talking about Salt Lake.”

Me: “Okay.”

Leta: “Well… I keep getting confused. I mean, I always think he’s talking about Salt Lake City.”

Me: “He is. sometimes people drop the City part, and they are still talking about the same place.”

Leta: “I don’t think people should do that.”

Me: “Why?”


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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