Anna Rosenblum Palmer blog

By Anna Rosenblum Palmer | Denver based freelance writer. I write about sex, parenting, mental health. Things that make you say fuck.

Why I was a cheating cheater

It’s easy enough to blame my affair on my dead dad.<p><b>The Husband</b><p>My husband and I met at Brown University. J was tall and golden and tanned. I imagined …

Getting off.

For the last decade of my father’s life he was a virtual shut it. He shuffled down the glass hallway between our house and studio in his slippers …

Eleven Signs You have Nailed this Parenting Thing

We worry about teaching our kids resiliency, kindness and how to eat a balanced meal. We are focused on the wrong things. If your kid can’t make a …

Love and Death. Another reason to loathe Valentine's day

Roses are red, violets are blue. I hate Valentine’s day, how about you?<p>Some of us are alone as highlighted by Hallmark. Some of us are together and …

Superbowl, Superpill Depression, and Defense

My love for the Patriots and my mental illness have been with me for about the same length of time. They are not causal, but transitive. They both …

Super Bowl

I have more to say about Vaginas

Today I have the debut guest post on the site Making Midlife Matter writing about women’s desires to erase the laugh lines of life from their faces …

Sex, drugs, diets, kids & cats. Shit requiring attention, which I 'd rather ignore.

For several years I have been attempting to embrace what I know to be true. Having less stuff creates more room for living. If you take a look at my …

Dressing down dressing up

I don’t like to dress up. Heels, makeup, spanx, a bra with underwire. All disasters. Add to those things a few vodkas and I am a dripping, stumbling, …

Standardized Testing in elementary school

He is swiveling gently in our cow chair knee socks up to his shins. I like the knee socks, a gift from his grandma, they remind me of my own time in …

7 minutes in presence, a story of first time meditation

This is the second day of my mindfulness training. I am practicing Awareness (capital intended), with a gentle pushing away of thoughts of the past, …

New Math, Old Misery

He enters the bedroom at 7:45 in the morning. He has squeezed himself into last year’s hoodie footie pajamas and pulled the hood up over his newly …

Parenting

Naked Cowboys and f***ing Oysters

Oysters have a reputation. They get around and they get you to get around. So you might have read the title of this post as a euphemism. But it is …

The friendship equation. Solving for the unknowns.

Outside of my family the person I see most is someone I haven’t spoken to in nine years. We don’t live in the same state anymore, but when I am in a …

Relationships

The business end of blogging

(Almost) every morning I write. I credit my need to write to my mother who made me keep a journal. Every night I had to sit with my bound book for 15 …

Digital Media

How to get offered a sponsored post

I am about as capable of pitching as this toy is at fixing an engine.<p>If strike through was allowed in titles this post would be called: How<p>notto get …

Euphemism, Youth-emism

I don’t mean to brag but my kids already understand penis jokes.<p>Yesterday Oliver was selecting a banana from the bunch and held up his choice. “I …

Boy Scouts of America

Noneday

Trigger warning…this post might make Monday worse. In fact, by starting with a g-damned trigger warning it already has. Also- reminder I am an expert …

Parenting

Anna is

I write about my diet (spoiler: It sucks and I fail), depression (just another fun fact of life), cat pee (omnipresent), my parenting philosophy (try …

Parenting