Joanna Schroeder

Joanna Schroeder

Bio

Joanna Schroeder is the type of working mom who opens her car door and junk spills out all over the ground. She serves as Executive Editor of The Good Men Project and is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on sites like Redbook, Yahoo!, xoJane, MariaShriver.com,TIME.com, and more. Joanna loves playing with her sons, skateboarding with her husband, and hanging out with friends. She just finished her first novel. Follow her shenanigans on Twitter.

Joanna Schroeder Articles

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5 Things I Had To Learn In Order To Love My Nice Guy

If you've had drama in past relationships, you may feel uncomfortable in a healthy relationship with a nice guy. Here's how to change that.

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8 Things You Must Never Do When Raising Boys

Even the most well-intentioned parents sometimes make mistakes in how they raise their kids.

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The writer and her son

The Dirty Little Secret Parents Are Hiding: We’re Actually Pretty Happy

People try to keep it real by talking about the struggles of being a parent, and that’s great, but the truth is this: Parenting can be great fun.

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The short answer: Yes.

Should You Wear Yoga Pants?: The Definitive Checklist

There are a lot of women out there right now who think yoga pants are great everyday wear, even when they’re not working out. There are probably also just as many people who think that women wear yoga pants entirely too much, and that they're inappropriate.

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If our kids hear us excusing rape or sexual assault in any way, they will internalize that message. Image: Krewr Studio/Pexels.

6 Ways We (Accidentally) Teach Our Kids Rape Culture

As moms and dads, we probably don’t talk directly about rape to kids, at least not until they’re older. But we’re still sending messages about sex and consent all the time. Because of that, we need to make sure we’re not teaching them some very dangerous lessons, even if just by accident.

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His hatred of all things pleasure-based is no surprise to anybody. Image: "ted cruz is smug" by Jamelle Boule/Flickr. CC BY 2.0

7 Sex Positions Ted Cruz Will HATE (But You'll LOVE!)

We're not saying you need an excuse to have wild, crazy, satisfying and fully consensual sex... But if you did, what could be better motivation than to piss Ted Cruz (and his ultra-Conservative cronies) right the fuck off?

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Betcha this dog is pretty happy about not dieting, too.

Why I Stopped Dieting And I Couldn't Be Happier

As I grew older, I came to rely upon dieting as a way to ease my anxiety and feel in control. I was no longer in a cycle of eating too little or body dysmorphia, but controlling my food intake made me feel less invisible in a sea of girls where I felt like I'd disappear. It was almost a form of self-medication, to know that I could go on a diet and lose a few pounds.

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7 Things I’m Not Afraid To Tell My Sons About Love, Sex And Their Bodies

I’m spelling them out here so that other parents can talk about them and other boys can see that there isn’t just one way to become a good man.

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This Amazing Video Will Change The Way You See Barbie Dolls…But Is It Enough?

Mattel’s brand new video featuring empowered little girls will make you cry. But will the toy industry ever change?

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LEGO Friends. Image: Flickr

The Gendered Toy Debate: Why LEGO Friends Is Bad For Boys And Girls

I first saw shame take over my son’s face in a somewhat unexpected place: the toy aisle at Target.

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