the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Hair, day three

Ambiguous and not-so-ambiguous things people have said to me in the last week:

“What’s going on with your hair?”


“That’s… hmm. Okay.”

“Finally! It’s about time you started to look like a damn woman again.”

“Glad I’m not you.”

“How will your children recognize you?”

“Good luck with that.”

“Sir. SIR!”

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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