Heather Armstrong is an American blogger and author. She founded the popular personal blog “Dooce,” which she launched in 2001 and quickly rose to prominence online. Armstrong is renowned for her open writing style and willingness to address taboo subjects in her blog, such as parenthood and mental health. Along with writing other books, Armstrong is the author of

  • “It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby
  • A Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita”
  • “The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live.”
Heather Armstrong

Heather Armstrong’s Career and blogging journey

Heather started blogging in 2001 and quickly gained a large following due to her honest, witty writing style. Over the years, her blog became a platform for discussing her struggles with depression, parenting, and personal relationships.

Armstrong’s blog gained national attention when she was fired from her job in 2002 after writing about her co-workers on her blog. Since then, she has been featured in various media outlets, including Time, Forbes, and The New York Times. In 2009, she released a titled, “It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita.”

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After 14 years of blogging, Armstrong announced the end of Dooce in 2015, citing the need to move on from the personal blogging format. Since then, she has continued to write and work on other projects, including a podcast and a newsletter. Overall, Armstrong’s career and blogging journey has been marked by honesty, and humor in sharing her life experiences with her readers.

Personal Information about Heather Armstrong

NameHeather Armstrong
DOBNovember 19, 1975
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California
OccupationWriter, Blogger
SpouseJon Armstrong
ChildrenLeta and Marlo Armstrong
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin

Heather’s Relationship with Jon Armstrong

Heather Armstrong was married to Jon Armstrong from 2002 to 2012. They met while both working at an advertising agency in Los Angeles and got married in Salt Lake City. During their marriage, they had two children together and documented their life together on Heather’s blog, Dooce. However, they experienced marital difficulties and eventually divorced in 2012. Heather has since remarried, while Jon has also moved on and started a new relationship. Despite their separation, they have both continued to co-parent their children and maintain a friendly relationship.


Heather Armstrong has two children: a daughter named Leta and a son named Marlo.

How Heather died

Heather Armstrong known as “Dooce” who gained popularity in the early days of blogging, died Tuesday at the age of 47. Her family announced her death in an Instagram post on Wednesday. Her boyfriend, Pete Ashdown, told the Associated Press she died by suicide.