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 at a month shy of 15, even as a model, even as a young girl who adorned the floor-to-ceiling window of a studio in the center of town, I hated my body. Image: Joni Edelman.

I Thought I Was Fat. Didn't We All?

It doesn’t get any more difficult to insult ourselves, regardless of how old we are. It would be ideal if it got easier to respect ourselves, but it generally doesn’t do that either. Every year you age, and every year the aging you looks at the you of the years before and thinks, I can’t believe I thought I was fat/ugly/etc.

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Would Homeschooling Be Better For My Special-Needs Child?

The argument against homeschooling is always the same: “Kids need to socialize.”

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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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No One Needs Acid For Their Double Chin—Tell That To The FDA

The FDA has approved a new drug for banishing double chins . . . it's ACID.

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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 sleep, who screams and kicks and says they hate you, is its own challenge

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Night Sweats: Beating The Heat Of The Perimenopausal Moment

...I’m going to help you! By “help” I mean “tell you all the things that didn’t work.”

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Everything You Need To Know About Postpartum Sex

Let's get to it—a primer on The Sex.

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6 Ways To Keep Intimacy Alive Post-Baby

Having kids doesn't have to mean the death of your sex life.

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Mormon Church Comes Out "In Favor" Of LGBT Rights, I Call Bullshit

As a former Mormon, the Church's revelation that they're going to start “loving and accepting” the LGBT community makes me laugh. Hard.

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