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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

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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. → 

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I am kind of unbearably excited to unveil the hitherto-unnamed project to which I’ve been referring for the last few weeks. So here we go:

Eden Marriott Kennedy and I are proud to announce our new website, LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES!

LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES! is meant to be a helpful and soothing companion during your child-bearing and –raising years. In this comprehensive and frighteningly detailed site, we answer such questions as, should I avoid cats? (Answer: more than you know.) Or how did this baby get in me? (Science has yet to find an answer to this mystery.) Or why does my baby’s head smell so good? (When no one’s looking, babies rub a special balm into their bald little heads: a patented blend of civet musk, tapioca powder, and holy water. )

So. If you want to be comforted by the knowledge that your newborn baby is not the only one who looks like Ernest Borgnine, or if you're wondering why a t-shirt is the most tasteful way to tell the world you're expecting, look no further!

Please note: LET’S PANIC ABOUT BABIES! is not just for people who are about to give birth, are currently giving birth, or have recently given birth. I have been told that the site is an important source of information even if you never intend to have a baby or, indeed, if you hate the very sight of them. So please, go there. Read. Continue to read, as we will be updating weekly. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we cracked ourselves up writing it.

[final update: after some server troubles, all is now well. The End.]

Reader Comments (89)

so wish this was around when i was preggers because all i did was panic (and eat)!
June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMs Gourmet
I'm 8 weeks pregnant and that is the greatest site EVER! THANK YOU for the much-needed laughs.
June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViv
Depression means you're doing it wrong? Oh man. You frickin SLAY me Alice! I love your brain, you guys are hilarious. I am now going to stay up all night reading the entire website. I will be angry at you tomorrow for the sleep deprivation.
June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermom on a wire
Love the dingos. OMFG. Brilliant.
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJChevais
The site itself is awesome, but the potential for indignant emails from self-righteous people who take it seriously is comedy gold! Can't wait until we get a peek at those.
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterleeza
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRita Arens
"Which New Mom Stereotype...?" slayed me--specifically the Old Mom who calls her husband "Paw."
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna
oooh, my sister in law is ready to pop with her first, so this will be great for her. cool idea! :)
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia D
See what you've done? I burned the eggs I was supposed to be making for the kids' breakfast because I was reading about the many possibilities other than pregnancy; and then I had to explain the hysterical, chuffing laughter at "Because you want your baby to run into that sharp corner instead of you." I'm emailing the link to my new-mom sister--and everyone else I can think of!
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKendra
Where was this site when I was pregnant? WHERE?! So great.
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber
So, so funny. I love it!
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie
genius! [saw this on and already have it listed as "blogs i read"...]
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbklyn76
This site is hilarious! Nice job! I love Eden's and your sense of humor. Also thanks for caring about my vagina.
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTami in NY
Time to get myself a Baby Slinger...
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Football Wife
I tried to get to it - it says Site Temporarily Unavailable - contact webmaster. Consider yourself contacted!

June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMar
*whine!* Whyyyy can't I SEEEE IT!? Did we crash it? I want to see!
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
I can see the home page, but none of the links work :( I want MORE! And I want a dingo.
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersola
Hi Alice, it looks good and the front page is funny but if I click on any of the links I get "Warning: require_once(/home/letspanic/ [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/letspanic/ on line 30"

I'm running IE 7 on a newly built XP machine. Although I am at work so if no one else is having problems it might be due to their fiendish schemes.

June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNot My Mother
It is impossible for me to love you more Alice. Will you marry me? I'm a lady, but I live in Massachusetts so its totally cool.
Arghh!!! I love the idea but none of the links are working on the site! Please fix ASAP - I am so enjoying this idea... Thanks for your brilliance!
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah
Congratulations on your new venture! I tried to check it out but any link from the main menu gives a Wordpress error. Just letting you know. Good luck!
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Johnson
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBobbi Janay
Wish this was up when I was pregnant! But I'll tune in to the Parenthood section when it's ready. 1-800-Dingoes! OMG.
FUCKING HILARIOUS!wish you had been there for me 22 months ago when I found-out/realized/tried-on-purpose to get pregnant!
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraimee

The ad for the dingo is the best. "It only takes one call"
June 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

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