the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Ever watchful

Coco has staked out several places in the house where she can keep her eye on whoever is home. On weekdays she’s next to my desk. When no one is home she guards the front door. On weekends she sits here on the staircase landing as both girls run between their rooms upstairs and the living room downstairs. She’s our canine chaperone. Chuck? He’s perpetually in the basement counting and collecting his tears.

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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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