the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Sick days

She’s slowly coming out of whatever it is that has gripped her since last Friday, but not enough to send her back to school. To keep herself busy she got out two sticky notes and wrote down a schedule for her day with a list of ten items. The first one: eat breakfast. Number ten: dinner. In between there are things like practicing piano, writing, and sorting through her jewelry box. No where on that list is watching television. Have I taught her nothing?

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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