BIO

Jonita Davis is a mom, writer, and writing instructor based in Northern Indiana. Her work has been featured in Creative Nonfiction, The Washington Post, Romper, The Fix, Raising Mothers, and other outlets. You can learn more about her at www.jonitadavis.com or follow her at Twitter and Facebook

Jonita Davis's Articles

It is one thing to harbor a little mommy guilt as the kids grow older, but it’s another to parent through anxiety.

Mommy Guilt Can Be A Sign Of Anxiety 

It is one thing to harbor a little mommy guilt as the kids grow older, but it’s another to parent through anxiety — letting fear dictate every decision.
Jonita Davis    |   03.12.18 12am   |   SHARE
I guess, to us, the word “divorce” was that thing we dare not speak of — our Voldermort.

Why We Don’t Say Divorce

We don't say divorce! I guess, to us, the word “divorce” was that thing we dare not speak of — our Voldermort. It’s not a word to be taken lightly.
Jonita Davis    |   03.2.18 12am   |   SHARE
I think our nonchalance about our own blackness led to the Christmas that Grandma tried and failed to introduce is to Kwanzaa.

The Year My Grandma Tried (And Failed) To Make Kwanzaa Happen

I think our nonchalance about our own blackness led to the Christmas that Grandma tried and failed to introduce us to Kwanzaa.
Jonita Davis    |   12.22.17 12am   |   SHARE
I remember the Christmas that completely killed our childhood wonder.

Exchanging Old Christmas Memories For New Ones       

My sister and I aren’t the only people damaged by Christmases past. We're taking back the holiday and building new Christmas memories.
Jonita Davis    |   12.19.17 12am   |   SHARE

My Kids Don't Have A Neurotypical Afterschool Routine

We learned early on that the kids would need some adjustments made to their lives outside of school in order for them to survive the world amongst the neurotypical.
Jonita Davis    |   08.14.17 12am   |   SHARE
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I Went On A Kid-Less Vacation And All I Got Was An Emotional Breakdown (And Some Pretty Great Clarity)

No one ever told me that relaxing would be such a hard thing to do.
Jonita Davis    |   08.7.17 12am   |   SHARE
"If I could redo the conversation with her today, I would probably light up right alongside her."

I Regret Judging The Pot Mom

If I could redo the conversation with her today, I would probably light up right alongside her.
Jonita Davis    |   04.17.17 12am   |   SHARE