the smell of my desperation has become a stench


A couple of weeks ago I took the girls over to Kate’s house to see her new chickens. No surprise, Leta said hello, nice to meet you, now where are the books? But Marlo… Marlo wanted to become one with those birds. She wanted to put her face under their wings and give them kisses. She told them stories about the gorilla she saw at the zoo and the octopus she saw at the aquarium and the STHNAAAAKE! she saw in her backyard.

I’m going to get so much shit for this, but you guys. I am raising A CARNY.

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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