the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Oh, Elise

I was picking up the camera to get a good shot of Leta when I accidentally fired off a few shots. This was one of them, and I just love it. There’s so much here: the movement of her arm as she finishes strapping on her backpack, the happy line of her smile, her untamed brunette waves. Yes, she is joyous to be around. Age 9 has been so much fun. I’d like to stay here for awhile.

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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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