the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Finish line

Yes, this is totally heavy-handed and edited so as to tug uncomfortably at your heart. But two things: 1) I’m headed to San Francisco to celebrate the new year, and some of these shots make me feel like I’m headed home. 2) The scene where the girl is struggling sums up so much of the last year of my life (and probably many of your own) that I had to pause the video, get up and walk off my emotion. And then I sat back down and watched that scene several times until I could feel the soil on my knees.

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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