the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Kalvin and Kaprice

The creators of these plush toy robots called Kauzbots sent these to Leta and Marlo for Christmas. I love these for so many reasons, but mainly because a portion the sale of each robot goes to a non-profit. Kalvin’s cause (he’s the guy in the back) is homelessness, and Kaprice’s cause is breast cancer. There are ten different bots each with its own cause (the envirnoment, autism, refugees, hunger and poverty, etc.). It’s a toy for the girls that has nothing to do with a princess, and it’s helping to make a difference in the world across a wide variety of issues. Awesome idea.

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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