Body-positive intersectional feminist. BP Type II. Diet industry dropout. Wife. Mom of 5. Bibliophile. Cake aficionado. Editor In Chief @ Ravishly. Types 17 WPM.

Joni Edelman's Articles


Today We Say Goodbye: A Letter To My Uterus

Our relationship has been a little complicated. I've loved you a lot, and I've loathed you at least that much, but mostly you've just gone unnoticed. Except for those 5 to 7 days every four weeks when you made your presence quite evident, what with the river... Read...
Joni Edelman   |   09.26.16 12:01am   |   SHARE
yeah, pretty much this position

7 Things You'd Better Know About A DIY Brazilian Wax

If you're brave enough to take the DIY Brazilian plunge, these tips are a must-read. As in, tip #6: It hurts, but not more than having a baby. Good to know.
Joni Edelman   |   09.22.16 12:01am   |   SHARE
image credit: Tomás Fano flickr

Eating Too Many Oreos? How About Some Shock Therapy Instead!

This is an article about a real product that exists, that was designed to deliver an electric shock, to YOUR BODY, to stop you from eating/sleeping/smoking/watching too many "House" reruns. I wish this was a joke, because that's how entirely awful this whole... Read...
Joni Edelman   |   09.20.16 9:47am   |   SHARE
The end of Brangelina (Image Credit: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

Angelina Divorces Brad; Number Of Available Females Skyrockets Globally

Brangelina are splitting up. A sad day for them, a joyful day for single ladies everywhere.
Joni Edelman   |   09.20.16 9:03am   |   SHARE
The Spirited Child

All Grown Up: What Becomes Of The Spirited Child?

I don’t think anyone who has been to the spirited child parenting rodeo would call a mother who screams, “bad,” or who loses her temper, a “failure.” I think we all understand parenting is really really hard from the get go, and parenting a kid who won’t... Read...
Joni Edelman   |   09.15.16 12:01am   |   SHARE

11 Reasons You Should Vote For Donald Over Hillary

At least he’s honest!
joni edelman   |   08.29.16 12:32pm   |   SHARE
Voicemails give me a panic attack.

9 Ways I Regularly Fail At Being An Adult

I am 42-years-old. I moved out when I was 17, which, by my calculations, means I have had 25 years to have this figured out. I do not. Have this figured out. Mercifully, social media has given me the gift of at least... Read...
joni edelman   |   08.29.16 9:33am   |   SHARE
3 minute yoga with Joni

3 Minute Yoga With Joni: For Moms Short On Time And Sanity

HI! I'm Joni Edelman, Editor-In-Chief here at Ravishly. Parenting is some hard shit. Join me in a quick yoga practice to keep you ready for whatever curve balls life (or your kids) may throw at you.  (pssst... if you like this, the share button is up there... Read...
joni edelman   |   08.21.16 8:43pm   |   SHARE
Listen more than you talk. This is going to be hard for you, because you are my child and my mouth runs like a duck’s ass. Image: author.

21 Life Lessons I Want To Share With My Daughter On Her 21st Birthday

Her birth turned my life upside down in the very best way a tiny human can; and through her, I’ve learned some of the most profound life lessons. By “profound lessons,” I mean, “I have fucked up a lot of times.”
joni edelman   |   08.11.16 12:00am   |   SHARE
Who's panicking? Not me. Image: Joni Edelman.

My Mammogram Revealed 'Abnormal' Tissue. They Told Me Not To Panic. I Panicked.

Do you want people to for-sure panic? Tell them not to panic.
Joni Edelman   |   07.28.16 12:01am   |   SHARE