BIO

 

Tonilyn has always preferred writing in her room to playing kick-ball outside. She is the author of the humorous self-help book How to Raise a Husband: A Whole Bunch of Ways to Build a Strong and Happy Marriage. Her essays have been seen in The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Elle, Woman's Day and other magazines her husband has never heard of. She lives in LA with her husband, pre-schooler, and never enough closet space. 

Tonilyn Hornung's Articles

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Why I Will Never Tell My Son To “Man Up”

When our boy was a toddler his emotional outbursts only received quick glances. Now that my five-year-old has officially entered boyhood, his crying looks awkward on him; he gets full-on stares.
Tonilyn Hornung    |   04.1.19 9pm   |   SHARE
I’m an empath raising an empath. Empaths are people who can absorb or intuit other people’s emotions.

It’s All About The Feels: I’m An Empath Raising An Empath​

My gut never lets me down. I’m an empath raising an empath. Empaths are people who can absorb or intuit other people’s emotions.
Tonilyn Hornung    |   09.11.18 12am   |   SHARE
I wasn’t sure a tattoo would help me move through the hollowness, but I’m glad I spread my wings and took that chance.

A Tattoo Helped Heal My Postpartum Blues​

I wasn’t sure a tattoo would help me move through the hollowness of my postpartum, but I’m glad I spread my wings and took that chance.
Tonilyn Hornung    |   07.30.18 12am   |   SHARE
My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad.

Why My Four-Year-Old Broke Up With Me

My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad. My son loves my husband more than me, and I never saw it coming.
Tonilyn Hornung    |   04.17.18 12am   |   SHARE