Eden M. Kennedy

mission accomplished, pal

Eden M. Kennedy is the co-author (with Alice Bradley) of the book Let's Panic About Babies! (St. Martin's Press).

A former college-radio DJ, Mrs. Kennedy has driven cross-country six times in a 1973 Volkswagen Bug and enjoys standing on her head.

Currently she works a straight job and is just about finished writing her first novel.

My name is Eden Marriott Kennedy. I grew up in Littleton, Colorado, with my parents, my two older brothers, and a big, red-haired dachshund named Claudius. My dad taught me how to do a crossword puzzle and my mom taught me how to knit. My brothers taught me how to light firecrackers without blowing off my hand and drop the puck in a street hockey game without losing my teeth.

This photo is from 2010 so feel free to imagine my face having melted a little since then.

This photo is from 2010 so feel free to imagine my face having melted a little since then.

Despite having all those valuable skills, I never became a hockey fan, all the good fireworks are illegal where I live now, I only knit when it's cold and I need something to keep my knees warm, and I gave up doing a daily crossword when I let my New York Times subscription lapse.

Then I discovered blogging.

When I had a baby and lost my editing job back in 2001, blogging became a good way to record my history and teach myself a little HTML. For instance, here's an early post where I describe what it was like to give birth in my own bathroom. Here's this other thing where I took a picture of my head every day for three months so that curious onlookers could watch my hair grow.

Because of the time and energy I've wasted online I've been mentioned, quoted, featured, and/or interviewed by The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, Frontline, the BBC, The Santa Barbara Independent, and The Santa Barbara News-Press.

My dear friend Alice Bradley and I wrote a book that was published by St. Martin's Press. I leaf through it once in awhile and wonder why we haven't been given a Nobel Prize.

It went out of print in the spring of 2018, and I’ve only got two copies left myself, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . You can buy it used from Amazon (I know someone who got a copy from a Texas library that way). I think it's funny (and it got a nice review in The Washington Post) but if you don't agree and want to get rid of your copy, please mail it to:

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, Henrik Ibsens gate 5, 0255 Oslo, NORWAY

When my son was little and I couldn’t get to yoga class, I channeled my frustration into a site called Yogabeans, where I blogged under the name Elastigirl. But, as sometimes happens, my son got older, I was able to leave the house again, and the urge to mock the practice I loved receded, so in 2016 I moved all the archived posts over here and let the domain expire. My practice has sort of expired, too.

Some of my posts are in this book, and in this book, and I have an essay in this book, and this one, too.

If it's too much work to go through my archives, you can always just read my interview with Leahpeah or get the bare minimum from my About Me page.

If you'd like to send me an e-mail, that would be great! That's edenmkennedy at gmail dot com. I normally respond pretty quickly. If I don't it may be because (a) you have overwhelmed me with your kindness/anger and I don't know how to respond, or (b) you've asked me to help you market something that makes no sense to me whatsoever.


My Adam and Eve logo was designed by Michele Howley Boudreaux.

My husband's web site is here.

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The tagline "Mission accomplished, pal" is from John Berryman's poem, Dream Song 16.

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