the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Over the East River

I got to walk along the East River in Manhattan on Sunday morning, one of the most gorgeous days I’ve ever spent in New York. So I acted like an obnoxious tourist and gawked at this landmark a little too earnestly. It’s probably my favorite thing in the city, that and the angry, cynical cab drivers who take pride in escaping death at every turn. The attitude with which they operate a vehicle is my spirit animal.

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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