the smell of my desperation has become a stench


One of our faucets started leaking overnight, and this morning there was a wild tapestry of water droplets all over the sink. I took this photo with my phone. MY PHONE! That thing that used to hang on the wall with the rotary dial. But you don’t remember those because a Bush was president when you were born.

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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