the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Comparison bars

Last night was the first night of homework in the new house. There’s a beautiful sunlit nook in the kitchen where I put the dining table, and the light at about 5PM is spectacular, perfect for illuminating third grade mathematics. Um, comparison bars? Before I even opened my laptop Leta said, “Are you going to look it up on the Internet?”

On behalf of my generation of parents who are faced with children bringing home a whole new system of calculating mathematical problems, thank you, Al Gore, for inventing the World Wide Web.

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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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