the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Lo, these eight years

I was looking through a hard drive of old photos last night and, whoa, Leta will have a trove of options when she starts posting Throwback Thursday pics. This one is from July 2005. She was two and half years old, all green eyes and perfectly round cheeks. Now she is spindly and delightfully opinionated. They say it, and I hate that it’s so true: it goes so fast.

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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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