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

Even the fierce love I have for my family doesn’t mean I don’t feel utterly hopeless sometimes. Image: Thinkstock.

Suicidal Ideation And The Complication Of Motherhood

[CN: suicide, overdose] Gratitude stops me from ending my life, but it doesn’t stop me from wanting to end my life. Even the fierce love I have for my family doesn’t mean I don’t feel utterly hopeless sometimes.

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I'm A Skinny Person Living In A Fat Person's Body

I don’t think of myself as fat. Not inside, anyway.

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My spiritual awakening found its way.

In Search Of A Spiritual Awakening

I guess the point of a spiritual awakening is just that; if you were already awake, you wouldn’t need a moment that was self-defining. You’d already be defined.

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A "Fat" Woman Responds To Her Body-Shaming Trolls

Actually, no, I'm not a gluttonous moron.

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Why I've Bed-Shared With My Babies—Despite The Potential Risks

My decision to bed-share with my children despite potential SIDS risks has less to do with studies, and more to do with instinct.

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Ask Momma Bare: Do I Have To Shave?

If you decide pit or leg hair isn't a big deal, then bam! It's not a big deal.

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How I Found Love Again Post-Divorce—And With Three Kids

It's not always easy to find a new partner when you have kids in tow. But not only is it possible, it's worth it.

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5 (Insane) Things Toddlers Say

Good news: they'll probably grow out of it. Bad news: probably not until they are 23.

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