the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Marlo’s security blanket

The fabulous mind behind the You’ll Lovem Etsy shop sent this personalized security blanket to Marlo before she was even born. I didn’t know if Marlo was going to be like Leta, the type of kid who doesn’t really like dolls or blankets or stuffed animals and instead hoards a library of books around her pillow.

But, as she has proven countless times before, Marlo couldn’t be more different from Leta. She ADORES this thing, sleeps with it every nap and every night, snuggles with it during the occasional quiet moment. It’s super soft and has stood up to multiple washings. I may have to order another one exactly like it in case this one ever goes missing, you know, to prevent injury TO THE HOUSE.

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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