Joni Edelman

Joni Edelman


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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5 Things To Know About Pregnancy

What to really expect when you're expecting.


On Fear And Bliss: Homebirth And The Human Experience

With the help of the midwife—and immense effort on my part—Ella finally slid out into the water. But she was limp, pale. It was scary.


How Do I Learn To Love My Body After Losing Weight?

When it comes to your physique, your mind can actually work against you.

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Why You Should Eat What You Want At McDonald's 

Nutritionists have weighed in on what to order at McDonald's. Here's what I think you should get instead.

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MommaBare Advice: How Do I Finally Make Peace With My Physical Appearance?

91% of women report dissatisfaction with their body. Ninety-one. I know you know math—that’s 9/10 of women.


Today We Say Goodbye: A Letter To My Uterus

Our relationship has been a little complicated. I've loved you a lot, and I've loathed you at least that much, but mostly you've just gone unnoticed. Except for those 5 to 7 days every four weeks when you made your presence quite evident, what with the river of life blood and the random excruciating, and from what I can tell, unnecessary, contractions.

Intoxicated Interviews With Sam & Joni

Intoxicated Interviews With Sam & Joni: Inaugural Edition

Sam: The first time you mentioned that you have five kids I was like WHAT THE ACTUAL. FIVE HUMANS. FIVE HUMANS CAME OUT OF YOU. Like, not at the same time, but they came out and like, that sounds painful and scary WHY DID YOU DO THAT??


How I Found Love Again Post-Divorce—And With Three Kids

It's not always easy to find a new partner when you have kids in tow. But not only is it possible, it's worth it.

The writer with her husband and five kids

Words Can't Do My Motherly Love Justice 

When I had my first child, I couldn't have prepared for the way it would make me feel.

Screw beauty standards.

#RavsReaders: Chrystal — Mom, Teacher, Lover Of Donuts 

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