Priscilla Blossom

Pris Blossom is a Latinx Feminist writer and mama. Her words have appeared in Salon, Hello Giggles, and USA Today's 10Best, among others. She spends her days penning the great american novel(s), doing yoga while her toddler uses her as a jungle gym, fighting the patriarchy, and never getting enough sleep. Things she loves: TV (Gilmore Girls, X-Files, Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, the Adventures of Pete and Pete), music (Pixies, Sufjan Stevens, and and everything they play during totally 80's weekend), travel, anthropology, libraries, museums, podcasts, and singing when no one is listening. Things she doesn't love: the heat, humidity, and traffic of South Florida life.

No, My Rainbow Baby Didn't Replace The Baby I Lost

When I lost my baby I felt my heart shatter into a million little pieces. The pain was unbearable, and for a long, long time I wondered if I would ever fully heal or experience an ounce of joy again. I did, eventually, but it was a long process. And…
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27 Kids Share Their Favorite Thing About Thanksgiving

While the holiday is problematic, there are arguably an endless list of things to love about Thanksgiving. From the food to the wine to the time with your family — chosen or not — to the football, parades, and mid-day naps, there's plenty to love…
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9 Ways To Talk To Your Child About Mental Health, From Moms Who've Been There

Parenthood is nothing if not a slew of challenges, and as your children grow older those challenges will undoubtably include some serious conversations. Discussing mental health is one of those discussions, and the need to talk to our kids about…
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12 Moms Share Their Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions That Cost Them Nothing

In the United States, Thanksgiving is a holiday steeped in tradition. Most of us surround ourselves with loved ones to enjoy a large meal, sharing what we're thankful for and watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Others decide to run a Turkey…
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7 Midwives Share The One Thing They Want Pregnant Women To Know About Labor

When you’re pregnant it's difficult to focus on anything other than what’s going on with your body. And, in my experience, it's impossible to focus on what's going to happen to your body as you inch closer to your due date. Labor is an incredibly…
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We Need To Listen To Moms About Abortion

A lot of people have a lot of opinions about abortion. Politicians running for office will stand on either a pro-choice or anti-choice platform, legislators endlessly debate whether or not the right to choose is just, and voters pontificate on the…
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6 Moms Share How They Disclosed Their Sexual Assault To Their Own Child

Turn on the news and you’ll no doubt hear or read something related to sexual assault or abuse. Between the advent of various anti-rape hashtags and the more recent congressional hearings revolving around Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and now-Supreme…
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We Need To Talk About What We Expect From Boys On Halloween

Holidays like Halloween are supposed to focus on having fun. You’re supposed to enjoy searching for the right costume that’s spooky or cool or somewhere in between. You’re supposed to attend parties with friends or go trick-or-treating. So why the…
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25 Moms Reveal The Strangest Place They've Changed Their Baby's Diaper

I don't know about you, but changing diapers is easily one of my least favorite aspects of parenting. Sure, I guess I was excited at first — because it's all so new and semi-scary — but eventually I had to deal with blowouts and pee and more poop…
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6 Ways My Rainbow Baby Helped Me Heal

My life is divided into two sections: before my baby died, and after my baby died. I never thought I'd be even remotely OK after my daughter passed away, especially since I spiraled down a hole of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. So when…
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7 Moms Share How They Celebrate The Day Of The Dead With Their Kids

Every culture has a different way of viewing and dealing with death. And while Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, honors those who have passed, it also embraces death as an inevitability that shouldn't be ignored. Through the use of…
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My World Revolves Around My Kid's Morning Routine, & No, I'm Not Sorry

Before I became a mom I owned my mornings. I could roll out of bed at 10:00 a.m., just in time to head to class. Or I'd sleep in all day until I had to make an evening work shift. Even when I was pregnant, for the most part, I could wake up, enjoy a…
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9 Ways To Have A Feminist Halloween This Year

As a feminist, I'm not about to fold up my feminism and pack it away during the holiday season. Smashing the patriarchy while making stuffing at Thanksgiving? Sure! Canvassing at Christmas? Why not? So you can bet your you-know-what there are ways…
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21 Moms Share Their Favorite Halloween Traditions

Halloween is, in my opinion, the best time of the year. If you have a love for the macabre, and you can’t wait to decorate your home with cobwebs and candles, your time to shine has arrived. From corn mazes and jack-o-lanterns, spooky stories and…
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15 Moms Reveal The Moment They Knew They Were Ready To TTC After Experiencing A Loss

Loss and life go hand-in-hand. People we love come and go, and in the wake of a loss we hold onto their memories tightly. But what happens when you lose a pregnancy or a baby? Not only is there a loss of life, but there's a loss of memories — of…
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40 Kids Share Their Favorite Part About Halloween & Prepare To Melt

When I became a parent I developed a newfound love for holidays, and Halloween is no exception. There's just something about the excitement and smile on your kid's face that makes all the decorating, candy-buying, costume-making, and parties worth…
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The Best Halloween Candy For You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

It’s almost Halloween and that means you’re probably stocking up on costumes, indulging in all things pumpkin flavored, and, of course, stocking up on candy. I mean, unless you’re some kind of monster you’re going to pick up at least one bag of…
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10 Moms Share *Real* Photos Of Their Kids' Packed Lunches

Ask almost any kid and they'll tell you that lunch is the best part of the school day. Can you blame them? We all remember sitting down with our friends, swapping snacks and enjoying the camaraderie that centered around food. But when you're a mom,…
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How To Support Someone Trying To Conceive, According To 8 Women Who've Been There

Pregnancy isn't easy, but for many people trying to get pregnant isn't easy, either. Hormonal imbalances, chronic illness, or being under or overweight can all impact a person's ability to conceive. Smoking and drinking, steroid use, certain STDs,…
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An Open Letter To The Mom Who Just Lost Her Baby, From One Who's Been There

Dear Mom, Please know that I'm sorry you've joined a club you never wanted to be part of. Please know that my heart aches every time I hear about another mom who won’t get the chance to raise her baby or see them grow up. And please know that I know…
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