Joni Edelman

Joni Edelman

Bio

Joni Edelman is a 40 year-old mother of five (ages 3 to19!), wife, RN, and freelance writer. Also notable, had a baby in her kitchen. Favorite activities include: gardening, hoarding yarn, cake (baking and eating). Less favorite activities include: laundry, laundry, laundry. Joni has appeared on The Today Show, Inside Edition, The Rachael Ray Show, Weekend Sunrise Australia, Canada AM, and Sirius Radio. In print you can find Joni's story in The Daily Mail, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Yahoo, and a host of others, but you're probably bored of all this nonsense by now. Completely understandable. Joni aspires to inspire. You can check out her personal website here.

Joni Edelman Articles

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How To Talk To Boys About Talking About Girls

I just listened to my four and six year-old children (one boy, one girl) have a lengthy bathtime conversation about babies, growing up, m

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They are enough — even if they don't get the perfect attendance award, especially if they don't get the perfect attendance award.

The “Perfect Attendance” Award: Are We Promoting Suffer-Culture?

Suffering is America’s favorite thing to do. We starve ourselves to lose weight, and we’re a success story. We don’t sleep, and we’re just getting SO MUCH DONE. We do a thousand things a day and involve our kids in a thousand activities, because somehow, in some perverted way, that makes us successful.

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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 eati

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Inside The Strange Epidemic Of Instagram Identity Theft

My daughter just had 75 of her Instagram yoga images pilfered. What is going on? And what can we do about it?

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Why You Should Eat What You Want At McDonald's 

Nutritionists have weighed in on what to order at McDonald's. Here's what I think you should get instead.

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On Internalized Misogyny And Female Grooming

Can we just take a pause to consider all of the total fucking bullshit to which we subject ourselves?

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On Fear And Bliss: Homebirth And The Human Experience

With the help of the midwife—and immense effort on my part—Ella finally slid out into the water. But she was limp, pale. It was scary.

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5 Differences You May Find Between Your First Baby And Your Fifth

By baby three, well let’s just say things are a little anticlimactic, at least where furnishings are concerned. Hand me down crib. Check.

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Virgie Tovar = Babe

#RavsWriters: Virgie Tovar — Our Favorite Babe Writer Takes The Cake 

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding human beings who fervently type to make Ravishly the aw

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The Highs And Lows Of Parenting In The Digital Age

The Interent is ugly sometimes. And raising kids using it doesn't always make it easier.

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