Dooce Heather Armstrong P@sses Away Unexpectedly at 47

At 47, we lost Heather Armstrong, a trailblazing blogger who revolutionized the media landscape for women and changed how the world views mothers.

Pete Ashdown said that he found Armstrong, formerly Heather Hamilton, at their Salt Lake City residence and that she had committed su!cide. Armstrong, Ashdown, had been sober for over 18 months before relapsing into alc0hol use.

Armstrong was born on July 19, 1975, in Memphis, Tennessee. Later, he went to school in Provo, Utah, at Brigham Young University, where he studied English. She received her degree in 1997 and then relocated to Los Angeles, where she worked for a while before meeting her future husband, Jon Armstrong, a web designer.

When Armstrong decided to start monetizing her site with advertisements in 2004, she was among the first bloggers. As a result, the road was cleared for the next generation of leaders to follow.

Armstrong published a book in 2009 titled “It Sucked, and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita.” She made a guest appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that year and was recognized as the most powerful woman in media. The year 2012 saw the publication of her second book, “Dear Daughter.”

Dooce Heather Armstrong P@sses Away

At its peak, Armstrong’s website drew in over 8 million unique visitors every month, earning her a monthly income of $30,000 to $50,000.

According to the blogger Rebecca Woolf,

“She shaped the internet as we know it today — and launched a million storytellers with her willingness to write boldly and unapologetically about the struggles of being human,”

A comment made by Jezer-Morton was that “she was saying things no one had ever said out loud before.” Never before had we met a suburban mother unafraid to show the world the real her. It had never happened before.

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Because of Armstrong’s blog’s notoriety launched a national debate over children’s participation in internet parenting content.

She began writing more frequently on Dooce.com after getting therapy and seeing her book published. Her last entry, April 6, 2023, is about her struggles with despair and alcoholism. She wrote in her essay that early sobriety is like being a clam that has lost its shell.

Marlo Iris Armstrong, 14, and Leta Elise, now 19, are her only surviving children.

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