BIO

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

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7 Childhood Illnesses & Accidents: How To Treat Them At Home (And When To Go To The ER)

One of the harder things in parenting is deciding when you tell your child that the blood gushing from face is normal and when to throw them in the car and head to the ER.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.8.17 8:50am   |   SHARE
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7 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Fat

We’ve criminalized fat for so long that we’ve all but forgotten that fat is not just helpful, but necessary.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.6.17 9:31pm   |   SHARE
Oprah and The Pres. (Well the Used-To-Be Pres. Insert weeoping)

Oprah, Body Acceptance, Weight: It's Complicated AF

Oprah, best known for the daytime talk show she hosted for basically 50 years, secondarily known for owning 10% of Weight Watchers, has some things to say about her weight.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.4.17 1:33pm   |   SHARE
Celine Tam on America's Got Talent

This 9-Year-Old Blows Our Collective Minds And Gets A Gold Buzzer From Laverne Cox

Today in, Things That Will Make You Question If You Have Any Talent AT ALL: This kid blows our damn minds on America's Got Talent.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.3.17 9:46am   |   SHARE
"In A Heartbeat"

"In A Heartbeat:" The Animated Short That's Got The Internet In Full Swoon-Mode

Animated short "In A Heartbeat:" A film about the most special kind of love — the young kind.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.2.17 11:53pm   |   SHARE
TV won't kill them. (image credit: PBS)

9 Parenting Mistakes Most (ALL) Of Us Make

There are a lot more moments you’ll feel like you’re a disaster than there are moments you’ll feel like you’re nailing it.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.2.17 10:24am   |   SHARE
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Cop Buying Diapers For A Struggling Mom Illuminates The Stark Truth Of Babies In Poverty

While this is a good time to offer praise for a police officer's kindness, it's an even better time to talk about what it's like to be a young mother who can't afford diapers.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.1.17 10:33am   |   SHARE
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Attention, If You Have Ever Said "A Man Would Never Have A Baby," A Transgender Man JUST DID

Today in, News That Will Hopefully Cease To Be News At Some Point In The Near Future: A transgender man had a baby.
joni edelman, RN   |   07.31.17 4:24pm   |   SHARE
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I Tried Eating A Ketogenic Diet; Here’s What Happened

I want to establish for you, that this wasn’t a moment of “weakness.” The choice to eat something, is a choice, not a personality flaw.
joni edelman, RN   |   07.31.17 12:00am   |   SHARE
Coffee. Please.

Studies Show, Caffeine Doesn't Kill You!

Caffeine is GOOD FOR YOU? No one is more excited to hear this news than I am, as I write this article on five insufficient hours of sleep.
joni edelman, RN   |   07.28.17 10:24am   |   SHARE