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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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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I Had A Homebirth! And It Was Way Better Than The Hospital

Is that incense I smell? A drum circle in the distance perhaps? Chanting? Herbal potions? Perhaps a cauldron? Could it be homebirth?

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Why I Left The Mormon Church

I was told that feminism is man hate. That abortion is murder. And then I thought, "What am I doing here?"

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Raising Teens Doesn't Have To Be A Nightmare 

As the mother of three teens, I'm here to tell you: You have nothing to freak out about.

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Christmas can be downright brutal if you're financially hard up already. (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

It's Christmas And You're Broke: How To Survive

A weekly trip to Walmart would end in tears — first theirs, then mine. Them pining in the toy aisle. Me saying no. Over and over. It wasn’t so much that I wanted to buy my kids whatever they wanted, it was that I couldn’t.

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Inside My Whirlwind Life As A High-Profile "Fat" Woman

I did The Today Show, and after that spent 45 minutes talking to Inside Edition. If you're confused, imagine how I felt.

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I Grew Up With A Bipolar Mom—Then Learned I Have The Disorder Myself

I'll never forget the day I discovered the name for my mental illness.

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Attention Fatties: Stephen Hawking Has A Weight Loss Solution Just For You!

Here’s something that isn’t rocket science either, Stephen Hawking: Diets don’t work.

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My heart was broken. I could not imagine life without her in it.

She Is All Around Me: The Story Of My Granny, My SHEro

I didn't get a lot of mothering as a child, but when I did, it was from her. She taught me how to sew, how to crochet. She taught me how to stand up for myself, to be tough. She taught me how to make fried chicken and fried okra, which I will never make, because it's fucking gross.

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The Good, Bad And Very, Very Ugly Of The Post-Birth Body

When you push a small human out of your body, things tend to get a little weird.

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