Anna Rosenblum Palmer

176 Added | 14 Magazines | 52 Likes | 92 Following | 66 Followers | @annawritesstuff | Denver based freelance writer. I write about sex, parenting, mental health. Things that make you say fuck. Read more at annarosenblumpalmer.com

Flash mob flash point

“I’m going to have a miserable day.” He throws his words at me like a threat. Their impact is somewhat lessened by the fact that he is zipping …

Zombies

Even before AMC’s “The Walking Dead” showed up on the scene zombies were cool.<p>Even a six-year-old cartoon character and his tiger could see that. I …

Cute Fuzzy Bastards

It’s 630 in the morning. My daughter’s off to school, my wife’s gone back to bed and I’m following a 9 week old orange and white tabby around my …

Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

Turning 16 deserves a special cake!<p>Actually, it garnered two cakes! Ice cream cake is a birthday must have in our house for the kids’ birthdays, but …

The Nectar Sleep Experience ⋆

If I mention nectar, most likely the first thing you think of is “bee food,” and you would be “sort of” correct with that answer. I see you over …

I Got Screwed in the Custody Battle ⋆

Guess what, divorced dad, as much as you wish your ex would disappear off the face of the earth, let me tell you a little secret…she isn’t! You are …

Birth and Mothering in America: Mothers Deserve More

Working as a public health nurse with low-income, high-risk families has opened my eyes to the world in so many ways. The person that I am today and …

Are Funny Memes Damaging to the Profession of Nursing?

I'm incredibly proud to be a nurse. Being a nurse has been one of the greatest joys of my life.<p>Not long ago I was attending to a patient and she …

A revelatory "conversation" with the dentist about pole dancing

I don’t know what I expected from a dentist that offers Botox.<p>I am reclined in her chair preparing for my filling. The dentist is preparing for my …

Family Meeting- 20 minutes a week can save your sanity

They DO appreciate me<p><b>Appreciations</b>– We each appreciate every other family members, and ourselves. These often take the form of memories from the …

The shallow end

“I still can’t wear mascara” she tells her friend. She is in tailored pants, a fitted T shirt hugging her curves with toned tan arms holding her 1/2 …

Freudian Psychology (Toddler Lessons: Part Six)

Welcome to Part Six of the Toddler Lessons series. Today we are studying Freudian Psychology.<p>Even if we ignore the Freudian slips (head in hands …

What Would Mrs May Do? (Or How to Run Your Home Like the PM)

This week, I have been thinking about our Prime Minister, Theresa May. Now, I can’t stand Theresa May. I think she’s a maniac, in fact. However, I …

By Demonstrating That All People Cry

<i>Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by<br>demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die,<br>it can introduce the idea that if we try</i> …

I Have Nothing New To Say

Not having an original idea is something that I hear a lot of writers complain about. People afraid to write because they don’t think what they have …

10 Surprising Things I Learned About Cuba

Cuba was always a mystery to me. The Cuban Missile Crisis happened just before I turned one. Growing up we were taught to fear Cuba and the thought …

The Perfect Storm–What the Winds of Fates Taught Me About Hope

Every now and then, the winds of fate blow in a curious pattern, sweeping up whatever is in their path and configuring it into a perfect storm of …

Two of a Kind–I’m Becoming My Husband!

I’ve often heard that over time married couples begin to resemble each other. Aside from the two whiskers that recently sprouted to the right of my …

An Interview With Coruu Silicone Jewellery

<b>Finland bound this week – Coruu Silicone Jewellery is a Finnish women powered company whose exquisite jewellery pieces are designed by three talented</b> …

Pick your poison

I had my teeth cleaned yesterday and my dentist offered me Botox.<p>During the 15 minute battle to determine my dental insurance number I pointed to the …

How To Interpret Bad Hotel Reviews

Picture the scene. You’ve spotted the hotel of your dreams – it looks good, it’s in a location you want to visit, it’s a place to cross off on your …

Happiness Is PomPoms

<b>A few weeks ago on the blog I interviewed the UK charity Living Streets (read the interview HERE) and the charity were preparing for the UK’s</b> …

Seaside In The Spring

<b>“Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside….” over the recent Easter week I visited the quiet UK Essex resort of Holland on Sea, just north of the</b> …

Email

<b>HI MS. O’SULLIVAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</b><p>My little barely 4 foot self walked like a tornado into our …

Hand in hand

I am backing slowly down the steep incline of our driveway. It is 8:10 and I am a little later than usual…but just in time for the elementary kids to …

Entering the race

I have always felt uniquely unsuited to write about race. I have spent my life cultivating white guilt.<p>As a family story goes when I was three I was …

Targets New Concept: The Myths, The Facts, and My Opinions

The Overall Concept Summary<p>Target is no stranger to the retail struggle as they have experienced a decline in sales since the first quarter of 2015. …

How Do You Use Twitter?

Shopgirl’s Twitter for Duhmey’s: Week One<p>797 days since I joined the Twitter-verse and this is tweet #1,000! Thank you followers for keeping me …

100 Twitter Hashtags Every Writer Should Know - Aerogramme Writers' Studio

Hashtags are one of the most important elements to successfully using Twitter to enhance your writing practice and profile. In fact, the importance …

Stores at South Plains Mall That Will Help You Get Your Texas On

<i>South Plains Mall was built in 1972 in Lubbock, TX. Its Labyrinth footprint spans 1,107,000 square feet, making it the the only regional mall in a</i> …