the smell of my desperation has become a stench


There is a railed-in section of the backyard that includes a small concrete patio where the girls play with basketballs and ride scooters and attempt to hula hoop. A couple of days ago Coco followed Marlo down into that area, ran around inspecting the perimeter, and then came up to be by my side. Like, done! Who’s next? She proudly got that kid into the pen and would you look at the satisfaction on her face. Good job, Coco. Even though Marlo was the one who had the thought to go down there in the first place.

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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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