me and dad, circa 1979

5 Things Friday: Sage (And Occasionally Odd) Advice From My Father

"Never have sex with a virgin." Which incidentally I did, not once, but twice. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.19.15   |   SHARE
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Inside Out: How Pixar Fails At Body Positivity And, Well, Everything

Children are tiny, impressionable sponges. And small children, presumably the movie’s target audience, are the most impressionable. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.18.15   |   SHARE

Why Jane Jetson Had The Future Figured Out

And there are some things missing in my life. Things I was promised on The Jetsons, by Jane Jetson herself. Man, I watched that show and saw the Read...
Tamarah Rockwood    |   06.18.15   |   SHARE

When You Have To Lose Weight for a Baby, Not a Jean Size

I’ve wanted to be a mother my entire life, but always worried about my heart condition and whether I would be able to conceive. Finally, my chance Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   06.18.15   |   SHARE

We're Having A Girl

Unlike the many women who dance towards the pink sugarplum visions having a girl conjures, I wanted desperately to escape. Read...
Mai Pham    |   06.17.15   |   SHARE

How I Learned To Thrive Without A Father

I disowned my father when I was 17. He was a perfect storm of a human being, drowning women in physical abuse, rape, judgment, and his excuses. I Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   06.17.15   |   SHARE
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Mom-Inspired Cocktails: 17 Drinks For The Modern (Exhausted, Overworked) Mother

Mom-osa: This is like a mimosa, only leave out the OJ. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.17.15   |   SHARE

Dear Jeb Bush, Shaming Single Parents Is Not A Family Value

Being a single parent has never been the "problem" in my life. Read...
Jody Allard    |   06.16.15   |   SHARE