Eden M. Kennedy

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Eden M. Kennedy is the co-author (with Alice Bradley) of the book Let's Panic About Babies! (St. Martin's Press, 2011).

A former college-radio DJ, Mrs. Kennedy has driven cross-country six times in a 1973 Volkswagen Bug and enjoys standing on her head.

Currently she works at a public library and is finishing writing her first novel.

Breakfast Cereal Hell!

Do you eat cereal for breakfast? I eat cereal for breakfast. Two years of oatmeal did wonderful things for my cholesterol, I'm sure, but OATMEAL BURNOUT. So: cereal. During college I discovered the joys of mixing two or three different cereals together, but I no longer live in my lovely old co-op dorm where we had 24-hour access to coffee, tofu, and fourteen different kinds of cereal. Ah, those heady days when I could roll out of bed, shuffle through a haze of cigarette smoke, and come to while shoveling a bowl of Life/Cap'n Crunch/Grape Nuts into my mouth.

I have to buy my own cereal now. Cereal is expensive, so I usually only have two boxes max on hand at any one time. Right now it's 11:30 a.m. on a Sunday and my post-yoga, who-needs-food? high is fading, and I'm poised to saunter into the kitchen and construct a bowl of what I have at the moment, which is Post Raisin Bran (I like Post because the raisins aren't all sugared up like they are in Kellogg's Raisin Bran) and Peanut Butter Panda Puffs. I love these cereals separately, my God I do, but together they're somewhat of a disaster. The Raisin Bran sinks to the bottom and gets ungodly soggy while you're dealing with the Panda Puffs, which have all floated to the top to demand you pay attention to them first.

My breakfast life is hell. Surely you can help. Tell me some good cereal combinations? I feel so lost right now.