BIO

Body-positive intersectional feminist. BP Type II. Diet industry dropout. Wife. Mom of 5. Bibliophile. Cake aficionado. Editor In Chief @ Ravishly. Types 17 WPM.

Joni Edelman's Articles

With the official kick-off for fall just days away (fall equinox, that is), the plaid flannels are upon us. And I for one could not be more pleased.

Bring On The Pumpkin Spice Everything; It’s Muthafreakin' FALL Y’ALL

With the official kick-off for fall just days away (fall equinox, that is), the plaid flannels are upon us. And I for one could not be more pleased.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.21.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
Dietland is canceled. Insatiable will return. Because of course, it will.

The Fat Girl Gets The Boot: Dietland Is Canceled

Dietland is canceled. Yep the (apparently not popular enough) AMC show has received news that it won’t be renewed for a second season.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.20.18 2:42pm   |   SHARE
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Life Is Hard But Also Beautiful: Lessons From The Second Grade 

I’m still in second grade with my daughter and here's what I've learned. The only thing more powerful than your pain is knowing that someone sees you in it.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.19.18 12:01am   |   SHARE

Sorry Moms, You’re Never Not Going To Be Tired Again

Mothers are tired. We are just so, so tired. We are bone-crushingly practically-dead-from-exhaustion tired.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.14.18 9:06am   |   SHARE
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5 Signs You Need A Hecking Break (Immediately)

The problem with this kind of subtle stress is that it’s doing long-term damage to your body — you just can’t tell. Here are signs you need a hecking break.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.14.18 12:01am   |   SHARE

5 Things You Shouldn't Do In Labor, According To A Labor & Delivery Nurse

It doesn’t matter if you’re having your first baby or your fifth, the unknowns of labor & delivery can always be a little daunting.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.13.18 9:59am   |   SHARE
Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist.

Re-parenting Myself As I Parent My Kids

Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist. I am re-parenting myself as I parent.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.12.18 9:07am   |   SHARE
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Serena Williams Loses The US Open, Wins Feminism

Here's the truth, when a man argues with an umpire it's passion for the sport. When a woman does it, it's a meltdown or PMS or some nonsense. And when a Black woman does it, it's a penalty.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.9.18 12:04pm   |   SHARE
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This Is Postpartum: A New Project Celebrating All Postpartum Bodies And Their Differences

Meg Boggs reached out to other mom bloggers to share their own postpartum bodies for her project This Is Postpartum. They did and the result is beautiful.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.7.18 4:48pm   |   SHARE
5. Are you taking care of yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions About My Neurodivergent Kid That Shouldn't Be Asked So Frequently

Every time I complain about the difficulty of parenting, whether the child is neurodivergent or absolutely 100% neurotypical, someone drops in my mentions to tell me either A. Children are a blessed gift from heaven that should never be taken for granted or (... Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.6.18 11:01am   |   SHARE