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Petite Fille

Cami named her adopted cat Fille, the French word for girl. I took several years of French in high school and college, and I was under the impression that the correct pronunciation is FIYA. Cami keeps correcting me and telling me it’s pronounced FEE. Doesn’t really matter because Marlo refers to the cat at Squirtle.


The fuck.

Just say that name a few times. SQUIRTLE. Now think of her lisp. Your face just involuntarily smiled, didn’t it?

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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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