23andMe DNA Testing Kit Giveaway

  In case you haven't noticed, I've been writing a bit (!) about 23andMe for the past few months. I've contemplated the difference between my jeans and my genes, I've wondered why my family (who all have kits) won't spit, I've worried about how much to share, how much info is too much. But Continue Reading

23andMe and My Family: Why Won’t They Spit?

Several months ago, I had my genome sequenced by 23andMe as part of becoming a founding member of their online pregnancy community.  (Ok, Ok, I explain this every week, I know.  Have you figured it out yet?  It's a disclaimer:  I work for them.  If you think that means I can't write honestly about Continue Reading

Genes vs Jeans

They either make my butt look too big, or too broad. They accentuate my gut or give me muffin top.  They are jeans.  The bane of my existence.  My dream is to be able to look good in a white t-shirt, a pair of jeans, and some flip flops.  But it seems that my genes won't let me look good in my Continue Reading

What? Me Worry? My 23andMe Results

I spoke to a geneticist at 23andMe today (as a paid blogger for them (full disclosure here) I get that courtesy.) and told him that it seemed to me that I was (genetically speaking anyway) completely average in every way. "Didn't you see the Diabetes?" he  asked. Well, yes.  According to my 23andMe Continue Reading

Spit Happens: Taking the 23andMe Spit Test

I am a terrible spitter. Seriously. I am one of those people who, when she tries to spit (like, say after getting a mouthful of gnats while running on a summer day. And yes, I sometimes do run. Not a lot, but sometimes. Hey, it isn’t easy finding time to run) ANWAY, I am one of those people who, Continue Reading

23andYou: what do you think?

So the 23andMe pregnancy community launched today on Good Morning America. And since I'm officially a "founding member" of the community, I was wondering...what do people think of getting tested while pregnant?  Some people are saying too much information isn't always a good thing.  I say, how can Continue Reading