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Heather Armstrong- The Founder of Mommy Blog ‘Dooce’ passes away at the age of 47

Heather Armstrong

As per The Associated Press, Heather Armstrong- the founder of Dooce, the Mommy Blog has passed away at the age of 47. The news was confirmed by an Instagram post posted on her account which read out “Heather Brooke Hamilton aka Heather B. Armstrong aka dooce aka love of my life. July 19, 1975 — May 9, 2023. It takes an ocean not to break.' Hold your loved ones close and love everyone else.” The blogger is reported to have committed suicide. 


Heather was a well-known Mommy Blogger with a massive fan following across Social Media Platforms and her sudden demise has left her fans across the globe in shock. Heather who was touted as the "Queen of the Mommy Bloggers," rose to fame in the early days of the internet, eventually emerging as one of the first "momfluencers". She started the blog after being fired from her job as a web designer in Los Angeles in 2002 and rapidly grew in popularity for her candour. The reason for her being fired from her job was a sarcastic blog in which she gave co-workers nicknames like That One Co-worker Who Manages to Say Something Stupid Every Time He Opens His Mouth was found to be hers. Heather openly shared her experiences with leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with sex and discussed the ups and downs of raising her beloved daughters.


Forbes, in 2009, named Heather Armstrong as one of the most influential women in Media, noting her blog averaged about 300,000 followers at that point of the time. In a 2012 interview with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, Armstrong said she was “really scared” to share the news of her divorce from her husband. 


Apart from being a Blooger, Heather Armstrong is also an author and has published numerous books, including a book of essays entitled “Things I Learned About My Dad (in Therapy): Essays”; a memoir entitled “It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita”; and a book about her struggle with suicidal depression titled “The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live.”


Born Heather Brooke Hamilton, and was raised in Bartlett, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis, and later based in Salt Lake City, she was also battling Stress and Depression and is said to have entered into a phase of excessive drinking.


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