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

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7 Of The Most Ridiculous Things My Kids Are Freaking Out About

This is not an exhaustive list, of the most ridiculous things my kids are freaking out about, but I am an exhausted mother.
joni edelman, RN   |   04.26.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
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Kate Middleton To Tammy Duckworth: Redefining Postpartum? Or Just Pushing Women To Do More?

I wish that our culture valued the most vital month postpartum as a time for healing our bodies and holding our babies. Sadly, I’m not sure we ever will.
joni edelman, RN   |   04.25.18 6:13am   |   SHARE
Should you drink coffee while pregnant?

Studies Show Yet Another Way In Which Everything Is My Fault

As if parenting isn’t hard enough, here comes another group of scientists bent on making us feel terrible for yet another thing.
joni edelman, RN   |   04.24.18 9:05am   |   SHARE
art by Julia Green

Mommamental: Talking About Sex With Our Sons

Welcome to Mommamental, the place you come to talk about the things that should have been in the parenting manual that absolutely did not come with your kids. ICYMI: In our last installment, we talked about talking about sex with our daughters. (And in the... Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.22.18 10:20pm   |   SHARE
Doomed by our matching tattoos?

I Got Matching Tattoos With My Husband Because I Wanted To Curse Our Marriage

It's over. I know it's over because at least three people have told me that if you have your partner's name tattooed literally anywhere on your body (but especially if it's visible), your relationship is going to fall apart.
joni edelman, RN   |   04.18.18 10:17am   |   SHARE
It’s beautiful. It’s part of you. Viva La Vagina!

Viva La Vagina: I Named My Vagina Helen

Is your relationship with your vagina complicated by past trauma or unmet expectations? (yep.) It might be time for a course called Viva la Vagina!
joni edelman, RN   |   04.9.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
Mommabare: Talking About Sex With Our Daughters (image credit: Julia Green)

Mommabare: Talking About Sex With Our Daughters

When talking about sex with our daughters, please remember that way boys and girls experience sex, both socially and actually, is often vastly different.
joni edelman, RN   |   04.6.18 10:05am   |   SHARE

FOSTA: The New Nightmare For Sex Workers And The People Who Love Them

FOSTA isn't actually about making it harder to engage in sex trafficking — it's about making it easier to target and punish sex workers.
joni edelman, RN   |   04.6.18 8:57am   |   SHARE
Don't let first glances fool you. I am totally lost.

No One Knows What They Are Doing — Including Me

I have no idea what I’m doing. On any given day, at any given moment, I am so thoroughly and genuinely confused about what is happening.
joni edelman, RN   |   04.4.18 10:44am   |   SHARE
illustration by Julia Green

Mommabare: How Do I Talk To My Kids About Sex?

Your kids need your openness and vulnerability as they navigate the confusing maze that is puberty. So don't be afraid to talk to your kids about sex!
joni edelman, RN   |   03.26.18 12:01am   |   SHARE