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

I kept crying for a long time — long after everyone else had stopped crying. (image credit: Ashlee Wells Jackson)

Born Too Soon: Discussing The Death Of My First Child

“I don’t even know what to say, Joni. Your baby isn’t alive.”

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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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Isabel Foxen Duke: Newsletter Guru, Creator Of Stop Fighting Food

"Food isn't the enemy –– calling it the enemy is the enemy."

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On Being "Crazy": A Day In My Life With Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatric illness is still stigmatized. And that’s hard when you have a psychiatric illness.

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Bill Cosby Was A Father Figure—How Do I Reconcile This With His Rape Conviction?

No, Bill Cosby isn't my dad. But he was like one to me growing up.

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5 Differences You May Find Between Your First Baby And Your Fifth

By baby three, well let’s just say things are a little anticlimactic, at least where furnishings are concerned. Hand me down crib. Check.

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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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6 Ways Travel Changes When You Don't Take The Kids

My husband and I recently traveled together without our kids for the first time . . . in a while. And it was a brand-new ball game.

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I Take So Many Psych Meds, I Don't Even Know Who I Am Anymore

I am tired of taking medication. I am tired of relying on the manufactured versions of the chemicals and hormones my body could — should? — make for itself.

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Reflections On The Post-Baby Body

Good god, where will I ever find someone who will love me in such a pitiful condition?

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