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 first Mother's Day present

What the hell is it?

It's a bunch of dried beans and rice mixed with glue in a plastic cup with a rose-scented candle stuck on top, and he did it himself. I didn't cry or anything, but, you know, he is a genius.

Edited to add: I sent my own mom a Mary Engelbreit pin cushion chair, and when I called and asked her if she thought it was cute she said, "Yes, it has a cuteness about it."