Joanna Schroeder

Joanna Schroeder

Bio

Joanna Schroeder is the type of working mom who opens her car door and junk spills out all over the ground. She serves as Executive Editor of The Good Men Project and is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on sites like Redbook, Yahoo!, xoJane, MariaShriver.com,TIME.com, and more. Joanna loves playing with her sons, skateboarding with her husband, and hanging out with friends. She just finished her first novel. Follow her shenanigans on Twitter.

Joanna Schroeder Articles

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The Gendered Toy Debate: Why LEGO Friends Is Bad For Boys And Girls

I first saw shame take over my son’s face in a somewhat unexpected place: the toy aisle at Target.

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The short answer: Yes.

Should You Wear Yoga Pants?: The Definitive Checklist

There are a lot of women out there right now who think yoga pants are great everyday wear, even when they’re not working out. There are probably also just as many people who think that women wear yoga pants entirely too much, and that they're inappropriate.

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7 Things I Wish I Hadn't Been So Afraid Of When I Was Younger

Much of my life has been ruled by fears I didn’t want to face. Now that I'm older and have been battling them, I feel an enormous weight lifted from my shoulders. I only wish I'd been able to shrug off these societal pressures years ago

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The writer and her son

The Dirty Little Secret Parents Are Hiding: We’re Actually Pretty Happy

People try to keep it real by talking about the struggles of being a parent, and that’s great, but the truth is this: Parenting can be great fun.

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My Only Wish: To Wake Up One Day And Like This Body

What is this body? I wonder lately as I look in the mirror. Despite the fact that I’ve had this body shape for years now, it feels unfamiliar. I feel like it doesn’t reflect who I really am. But what body would reflect that?

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10 Reasons Christmas Makes Me Love My Husband Even More

No, it’s not the presents. It’s all the little things.

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5 Reasons I'm Obsessed With DC Superhero Girls

The biggest news in feminist parenting lately has been about portrayals of powerful girls and women. Mattel’s new partnership with DC Comics is a big step forward in this, creating a new set of dolls and action figures that feature the female characters in the classic DC comics stories.

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7 Things I’m Not Afraid To Tell My Sons About Love, Sex And Their Bodies

I’m spelling them out here so that other parents can talk about them and other boys can see that there isn’t just one way to become a good man.

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Why I Stopped Weighing Myself

I'm going to keep an eye on my health—but keep the scale under the bathroom vanity.

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