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Dooce Will Sleep With Your Husband

From time-to-time, I used to talk about mommy bloggers here. Primarily the fraud that is Jennifer McKinney (MckMama), but occasionally I would mention others. One such person was Dooce (Heather B. Armstrong), the “original” mommy blogger.

Dooce made a mint off her blog when it was in its prime, which led to her buying a 9 bedroom, 9 bath house in Salt Lake City. But following her divorce, her income sources dried up and she was forced to sell for $1.247 million. (That led to blog posts about living in a small house, waaaaahhhhh!) By all appearances, Heather had all sorts of opportunities for sponsorships, television shows, speaking engagements, and other lucrative gigs… but her bad attitude, inconsistency, and failure to follow through led to those revenue sources evaporating.

She wrote a very successful book about her mental health struggles, and more recently wrote a book (that seemed to be well received) about a controversial treatment for depression. I personally thought the second book was overly dramatized to garner sympathy, attention, and extra sales, but what do I know?

In an effort to remain relevant, Heather published a blog post this week on burning shit down. The TL;DR version is this: Heather had sex with her friend’s husband, and also had sex with another friend’s ex-husband. Those friends had the audacity to be upset.

It might be important to know that Heather’s ex-husband Jon Armstrong was married when they began dating. And that her current live-in love Pete Ashdown is also still married. Do I detect a pattern here?

There are all sorts of excuses/reasons why Dooce slept with the husband and the ex-husband.  None of these alleged reasons makes this okay. Normal people know that you never enter into any sort of intimate relationship with your friend’s current boyfriend or husband, or with your friend’s former boyfriend or husband. It is just not okay.

So why did Heather publish these things? There is speculation that she is trying to get out ahead of something. One of the betrayed women has a book coming out shortly. Might this new book mention something about Heather?

Is she just trying to stir up controversy with a salacious post that gets her on the influencer radar again? Maybe a bump in traffic to her website and activity on the Instagram post will fuel some sponsorships or paid partnerships?

Maybe Dooce is just being spiteful to these former friends? This is plausible as well. She has a history of hot and heavy friendships that end up crashing and burning. Dooce is typically an innocent victim in all of this. (I’ll suggest she’s the common denominator, however, and that speaks volumes.)

I think the attempt to shame Heather’s former friends for HER bad behavior is ridiculous. She may not have named the parties involved, but those who have followed the Dooce drama all these years know exactly who she is talking about.

What does any of this have to do with fraud? Not much, other than Dooce is a fraudulent friend. Sometimes it’s just fun to write about something other than the technical aspects of investigating financial fraud.

When will people become smart enough to not get involved with her? A “friendship” with Heather Armstrong never seems to end well, does it?


  1. Jo 01/11/2020 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    I have always been surprised by those who take up a pitch fork ready to take down anyone just because she has said their bad people, without researching the information themselves. The allegiance they have to her is akin to Trump’s followers just regurgitating his lies.

  2. Tracy Coenen 01/12/2020 at 7:04 am - Reply

    I was curious at the number of people saying “poor heather” on her blog and on Instagram. No. Heather is 100% in the wrong and the others involved did nothing that deserves her behavior. Heather did mention the obligatory “I’m not a victim” in the piece, and yet, the whole piece was written to portray herself as a victim.

  3. CJ 02/22/2020 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Dooce reminds me of a friend of mine from college; my friend had horrible self-esteem and would sleep with anyone that propositioned her. It was like she needed the validation that she was attractive, and she didn’t care if they were single or cheating. I’m feeling like Dooce is in the same boat.

  4. Julie A Heimer 08/30/2020 at 6:24 am - Reply

    This is really what you do with your free time? What a world. THANK you for reminding me who I don’t want to be. I really mean that. Thank you.

    • Tracy Coenen 08/30/2020 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Same here! Happy I am not the woman who sleeps with her friends’ husbands and ex-husbands. It’s terrible, isn’t it?

  5. Patrick 04/01/2023 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    We finally have a reality show in Utah. Too bad it had to be this one.

  6. Diane Hansen 05/11/2023 at 12:04 am - Reply

    You must feel like a total asshole now.

    • Tracy Coenen 05/11/2023 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Hi Diane – Why would I feel badly about reporting the truth more than three years ago? While her death is sad, it does not change history.

  7. K 05/17/2023 at 2:28 am - Reply

    Thanks for writing the truth.

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