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.

8 First-Time Moms Reveal What The Delivery Room Is *Actually* Like

In a perfect world, a pregnant person could give birth anywhere they wanted. Whether it's at home, the hospital, or the woods, the sky would be the proverbial limit. But we don't live in a perfect world, and many soon-to-be parents have to compromise…
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8 First-Generation American Moms Explain What The American Dream Means To Them

On July 4, 1776, a group of men signed a document that said we all have the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” It’s a nice thought, but the men who wrote it were also slave owners. Still, over time this country has developed an a…
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30 Moms Reveal The One Thing That Helped Them Breastfeed Longer

Not everyone is able, or willing, to breastfeed, and that's perfectly OK. Us moms know there's more than one way to feed a baby and keep him or her healthy. But for those of us who can and want to breastfeed, continuing that nursing relationship for …
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9 Moms Share How They Survived The Formidable Fours

I was warned about the "terrible twos," but my son's second year of life honestly wasn't that bad. Then came the "threenager threes," and I made my way through that phase relatively unscathed. So, crisis averted, right? Wrong. Now I'm knee-deep in wh…
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6 Things People Need To Stop Saying About Women Who've Had More Than One Abortion

Since the announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court, the country's focus has shifted to Roe v Wade and abortion rights. But the truth is that so many people across the country already have a difficult time accessing …
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8 Things People Need To Stop Saying About Moms Who've Had Abortions

When it comes to controversial topics, abortion either at the top or close to the top of the list. Which is surprising, considering a reported 69 percent of Americans support Roe v Wade and do not want to see it overturned, and one in four women will…
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12 Moms Share Their Dream Delivery Vs. What *Really* Happened

It's safe to assume that every pregnant person hopes for the "dream" delivery experience, but what that means, of course, varies from individual to individual. One soon-to-be mom's mood lighting and soft music is another's quick epidural and large te…
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11 Moms Share Their Best Hot Summer Day Activities For Kids

It’s officially summer, which means us parents are swapping sweaters for shorts and blasting our air conditioners for at least the next few months. Meanwhile, our kids are eating popsicles, taking a dip at the local pool, and spending more time than …
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7 Immigrant Moms Share Why They Came To The U.S.

The stories of immigrants coming to the United States are as diverse as the people who have lived them. There are people in this country who came simply because they knew the U.S. to be a “land of opportunity," and others to flee the dangers of wars,…
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7 Moms Share Their 4th Of July Traditions That Have *Nothing* To Do With Fireworks

When you ask people what they’re doing for the 4th of July, there’s a good chance their answer is going to include fireworks. Yes, these loud, colorful explosions are a tried and true tradition for many people celebrating Independence Day. There are …
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9 Reasons 4th Of July Is Way More Fun As A Mom

Every year, folks all across the U.S. celebrate the independence of our nation from British rule. There are family gatherings and parades, barbecues and fireworks, memorials and air shows. As a kid, any excuse to run around outside, jump into pools, …
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7 Women Reveal Whether Or Not Surgery Actually Helped Treat Their Endometriosis

Periods can be a real pain in the, well, uterus. But while most menstrual pain is manageable, a large population of people experience a type of pain that's nothing short of debilitating. The cause of that pain? Endometriosis. According to the Mayo Cl…
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6 Moms Share What It's Like To Parent With Chronic Pain

Imagine going to the park with your child. They’re excited to run and climb and jump and swing, and you're ready to prove that you're the kind of mom who's willing to get in the sand, go down the slide head first, and scale precarious playground equi…
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8 Moms Share Their Children's Heartbreaking Reactions To Trump's "Zero Tolerance" Policy

Problematic immigration policies are nothing new in this country. For decades, those in power have detained and deported countless immigrants fleeing prosecution and crossing the border. More recently, however, president Donald Trump implemented a "z…
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8 Things All Moms Do When They're Alone At The Grocery Store

Some of my earliest memories involve the grocery store. I remember digging into the candy bins to snag caramels when no one was looking, taking my blood pressure on the machines that were normally reserved for people much older than I was, and flying…
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9 Things All Moms Do When They Have The House To Themselves

Your partner has left for a full day of work and your child is off to school. Or perhaps your partner is enjoying some one-on-one time with your kid and you're enjoying the sweet sound of silence. Either way you've realized that right now, in this mo…
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7 Pictures Of Kids Celebrating Pride That'll Give You Hope For The Future

During the month of June, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates our existence and persistence in a world that is, frankly, not always welcoming. Perhaps you’ve seen some rainbow flags outside of your favorite bar or club, or you've come across a Pride marc…
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10 Dads Share The Best Father's Day Gift They've Ever Received

In my experience, Father's Day gifts run on the, well, stereotypical side and choices are limited. You can take your pick from a tie, a new shaving kit, a grill, or a television. If you're dad is easy to buy for, you can choose a movie, a video game,…
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11 Things I Want The Father Of My Child To Know On Father's Day

When it comes to Father’s Day, it's easy to focus on our own dads or help our kids celebrate their fathers. But, in my opinion, it’s not a bad idea for us to focus on our partners, too. After all, it's a day to recognize all fathers, including the me…
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16 Moms Reveal The Real Reason They're Raising Their Kids To Be Bilingual

Being bilingual (or even multilingual) is an asset. It’s a positive jumping off point toward better communication, deeper understanding, and more opportunities in education, work, and life. As someone who grew up speaking both Spanish and English on …
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