the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Kahana Beach, Maui

I am indulgently sitting on a balcony overlooking the Pacific ocean in Maui, here for a few more days for a girls’ trip that has so far demolished at least seven bottles of sunscreen. This is my first time visiting Hawaii, and I cannot describe how beautiful and healing it is. So much color and life and the constant sound of surf. Off now to do some morse sunbathing. Which, when you’ve been cut open several times because of skin cancer looks a lot like this:

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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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