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Let's Panic: The Book!

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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
into a Worthwhile
Human Being.

Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

Some Books
I'm In...

Sleep Is
For The Weak

Chicago Review Press

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Let's Panic

The site that inspired the book!

At LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES, Eden Kennedy and I share our hard-won wisdom and tell you exactly what to think and feel and do, whether you're about to have a baby or already did and don't know what to do with it.

Lets-Panic.com → 


Sometimes I write things elsewhere! Here is where you will find links to them.


M.E. in Trouble

"M.E. could see their mouths open but couldn’t hear because of the noise, a snapping noise like when he went swimming and he had to smack his head until his ear popped.  He yelled back but they kept waving, waving him away, keeping him on the porch. His stepmother took Lucky by the arm and pushed her into the back seat. Lucky spread out and smiled at M.E. and shook her Barbie at him—all the back seat to herself, no brother poking at her! Then everyone was in the car, and his stepmother’s hair flew out the open window like small hands waving as the car went backward into the street and down the street and away."

Read the rest here.



Confronting the Dark Lord

"Henry was born in October 2002. 'I can't wait until the first time he watches Star Wars,' Scott said to me during one of our first days at home. He was looking down at our 7-pound lump of innocence whose mind was unblemished by Lucasian mythology. 'Can you believe he doesn't know about Star Wars yet? It's going to be amazing.'"

Oh, and there's more.


Eighteen Attempts at Writing about a Miscarriage

"I’m sure I’m not the only woman out there who has a problem with the word miscarriage. It sounds like a mistake I made: Whoopsie, I dropped the baby. I was carrying her all wrong. Forgive me. But what are the alternatives? 'I lost the baby'? How bad a mother do you have to be to misplace a baby who’s inside you?"

Read the rest here.



For several months, I wrote a column in the magazine called "The Imperfectionist." 

When Kids Attack!

Some people really freaked out about this one, because apparently I was giving children everywhere permission to abuse their parents? Hmm.

Getting Fit After 40

I did it! More or less. Sort of. No, I did!

Are Moms Wired to Worry?

I don't know about you other parents, with your meditation and your whatever, but worrying is my second-favorite hobby.

Letting Go, Little by Little

If you feel like crying, here you go.

Keeping Your Cool

When your child becomes a knee-jerk contrarian, sometimes it's hard not to flip the hell out.

Motherhood as Competitive Sport

Look, it's not a sport when I win every time.