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.
Recent Articles

7 Stereotypes About City Moms That Are *Totally* True

Parents have a seemingly endless amount of choices when considering where to raise their children, and every choice is valid for a variety of reasons. For parents choosing that "city life," a proximity to cultural events, access to public transit, an…
By Priscilla Blossom

9 Ways To Help Yourself Heal From Traumatic Birth, From A Mom Who's Been There

When I was pregnant, I envisioned the perfect birth. After all, childbirth is supposed to be a beautiful moment I'd cherish forever. But things didn't go according to plan, and labor and delivery took a turn for the terrifying. Thankfully, however, I…
By Priscilla Blossom

8 Little Ways Your Baby Is Low-Key Giving You Consent

It’s 2018 and we, as a society, are finally talking openly about consent. Young people are learning more about the importance of giving and receiving enthusiastic consent in relationships and in sexual encounters. Parents and teachers are starting to…
By Priscilla Blossom

8 Stereotypes About New Dads That Are *Totally* True

Much like new mothers, new fathers have a lot on their plate. Parenting can be scary and complex, especially at first and regardless of your gender. People want to do right by their kids, after all. And since all new parents are a hot mess, dads are …
By Priscilla Blossom

9 Ways You're Subtly Shaming LGBTQ Parents Without Knowing It

LGBTQ people have endured a long struggle when it comes to receiving equal treatment, not only as individuals but as parents. Progress has been slow, and in many ways the struggles continue. From continued attacks on LGBTQ rights to narrow minded ind…
By Priscilla Blossom

10 Moms Share What They Love Most About Raising A Boy

All babies present their own set of challenges, but they also bring a unique sense of tremendous joy. Tickle fights? Awesome. Explosive diarrhea? Not so much. While it's important to recognize that gender is a social construct, and that children and/…
By Priscilla Blossom

9 Ways I Set Myself Up For Disappointment On Mother's Day (So You Won't)

Mother’s Day means different things for different people. For some, it’s a day to celebrate their mothers. For others, it's a day to celebrate their fathers, or the people who cared for them, or the friends that became mothers. And, of course and for…
By Priscilla Blossom

25 Moms Share Their Super Sour Pregnancy Cravings & How They Fixed Them

For pregnant folks, there are few things more maddening than getting hit with a strong craving in the middle of the night. Unless you’ve prepared carefully, there’s a good chance you won’t be satisfying that craving immediately. And since every woman…
By Priscilla Blossom

13 Moms Reveal The One Way They Cope With Constant Mom-Shaming

A mom posts a photo of herself bottle-feeding her newborn and is suddenly bombarded by three different friends, all asking why she isn’t breastfeeding. Doesn't she know "breast is best?" A mom decides to let her child have a bag of chips, and the str…
By Priscilla Blossom

17 Moms Share How They Chose Their Child's Potential Future Guardians

As parents, we're often faced with tough choices regarding our children. Whether it's their health or who cares for them when they're at school, camp, or on a night out while they stay home with a sitter, we're constantly making "big choices." And on…
By Priscilla Blossom

9 Mexican Moms Share The Things Cinco De Mayo Is *Not*

Every May, a holiday comes along that brings with it controversy and a problematic avalanche of appropriation. No, I'm not talking about Mother's Day. I'm talking about Cinco de Mayo. Some folks see it as a day to simply celebrate Mexican heritage in…
By Priscilla Blossom

9 Moms Describe Their First Mother's Day & What Made It So Special

Once a year we set aside a single Sunday to acknowledge the hard work mothers put into their families. Some might say one day is not enough to honor these special parents, who often give not just their love but their bodies and minds to rear their ch…
By Priscilla Blossom

13 Moms Share The Most Unexpected Thing They've Faced When Raising A Boy

As any parent can tell you, raising kids is a challenge regardless of their sex. While there are plenty of books out there that can prepare you, in the end you have to use your best judgment and, in a sense, learn as you go. And no matter how ready y…
By Priscilla Blossom

Honestly, I've Never Felt More Lonely Than When I Was Pregnant

They say that motherhood can be isolating, and I believe that to be true. In fact, those feelings of loneliness can start well before you take your baby home, like the minute that pregnancy test turns positive and you realize your life's going to cha…
By Priscilla Blossom

10 Things Every Co-worker Should Do For A Woman Suffering From Morning Sickness

Every time I think of about having another child, I remember the curse that is morning sickness. This "special" form of unbridled nausea is as debilitating as it is annoying, and since it can occur all day long someone really should consider changing…
By Priscilla Blossom

9 Moms Share How They Got Their Kid To *Finally* Stop Sucking Their Thumb

As a mom, I often feel like I'm a pro at saying "no" and "don't do that." I want my kid to be free, don't get me wrong, but I constantly have to prevent him for doing something that could be potentially damaging. For example, his thumb sucking. Sure,…
By Priscilla Blossom

16 Moms Share Their Tips On Avoiding Toddler Meltdowns

When you're a parent you'll inevitably be forced to deal with the occasional meltdown. They can be surprising, heartbreaking, annoying, infuriating, embarrassing, and, for the most part, temporary. In fact, if you play your cards right they just migh…
By Priscilla Blossom

11 Signs You're A Goldfish Mom

At some point in your life, especially if you're a mom and especially if you don’t already have pets, you'll be asked when you're going to invite a furry friend into your family. It might be your child asking for a dog, your partner asking for a cat,…
By Priscilla Blossom

11 Things You Can Do To Help A New Mom In Her First Week With The Baby

There are few times in my life when I needed the kind of help I required as a new mom. I had never cared for a newborn before, so to say I was overwhelmed would be a gross understatement. Babies might not need much, but they do need someone to do eve…
By Priscilla Blossom

9 Signs You're A Whole Foods Mom

Every mom has a favorite grocery store; a zen place where she can purchase milk and bread and eggs and cookies and whatever else makes her happy. She might not always have the time, means, or freedom to make it to this store as often as she'd like, b…
By Priscilla Blossom