Anna Rosenblum Palmer

187 Added | 14 Magazines | 67 Likes | 89 Following | 71 Followers | @annawritesstuff | Denver based freelance writer. I write about sex, parenting, mental health. Things that make you say fuck. Read more at annarosenblumpalmer.com

Keto Lasagna and Garlic Portobellos

My family is Italian, hailing from Abruzzo. I can trace my lineage to the town of Calascio, and I was fortunate enough to interact daily with my …

My Go To Podcasts for Creative Inspiration

We all need a little inspiration now and then. There are a lot of different ways to get inspiration such as reading or being out in nature or even …

Creativity

Wild Facial Hairstyles From the 2017 World Beard and Moustache Championships

Year after year, the eccentric entrants of the World Beard and Moustache Championships wow us with their creatively coiffed facial hair. Now, the quirky hairstyles are back—and bolder than ever—as this year's competition is in full swing.<p>Each one-of-a-kind ‘do simultaneously showcases the …

18 Informative Student-Inspired Posts You'll Want to Blog About

Struggling from writer’s block, well have no fear, today is <b>International Swap Ideas Day 2017</b>; I have put together a list of 19 student blog ideas for …

Inspiration

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Parenting

19 things it's *actually* important to have in common with your S/O

Once a fan of dating apps, I remember feeling sick to death of the morons asking me, "So, what music are you into then?". Erm, I'm sorry, are we 15 years old? Liking the same records does not feature anywhere on my list of things you should have in common with the person I'm dating. Because while …

Relationships

The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying

How we progressed from passive-aggressive Myspace bulletins to kids creating two Instagram profiles—one for their friends, another for their bullies.<p>Myspace bulletins were the original Facebook status: whiny letters that all your followers could read. When I was 14, I sent out a passive-aggressive …

Social Media

A first-time author unwittingly exposed the house of cards beneath “bestseller” books

It’s been an awkward few days for America’s most powerful books ranking. On Aug. 24, the New York Times issued a rare correction to one of its bestseller lists, after a strange and still unexplained series of events that fall somewhere between scam and gaffe.<p>Last week, authors and booksellers in …

Publishing

Mommyisms: Funny Things My Mother Said

My Mother turned 98 yesterday. Yes. 98. Last year around Mother’s Day, I shared a post called Mommyisms Funny Things My Mother Said. The post was …

Family

15 Ivy League Professors Offer Surprising Advice in Open Letter to Incoming Freshmen: 'Think for Yourself'

A group of 15 Ivy League professors from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton have published an open letter to incoming freshmen admonishing them to avoid …

Ivy League

Eleven words that make you sound like a douche

<b>Curated.</b> My father was an artist. I went to art shows. Those were curated. By a curator. The rest of us just have preferences and make selections. …

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 …

Parenting

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 …

Cats

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 …

Dessert

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 …

Battle of the Bulge

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 …

Rocky Mountains

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 …

Parenting

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 …

Adorable

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 …

Cuba

The Perfect Storm–What the Winds of Fate 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 …

Emily Dickinson

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 …

Love

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> …

Jewelry