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

A New Mom's Guide To Figuring Out If She Should Be Cleaning Or Sleeping

I consider cleaning a drag and, as a result, have been a slob the majority of my life. Motherhood changed that, though, and made cleaning a necessity. It's also made it more harrowing, since I was cleaning up after more than one human being while sle…
By Priscilla Blossom

An Open Letter To The "Default Parents" Doing All The Damn Work

Dear Default Parent, I know you're tired. I know that, right now, you have at least a million things on your mind. I know that most of those things have to do with someone's schedule, what needs to be cleaned, or what needs to be purchased; all thing…
By Priscilla Blossom

17 Gun-Owning Moms Describe What They Do To Prevent Gun Tragedies

When it comes to the debate on gun control, we often hear from two opposing sides. One one side there are people who recognize the danger of increasing the number of guns sold, and have no desire to add to it. On the other side, you have folks who sw…
By Priscilla Blossom

I Want To Adopt, But Not For The Reason You Think

I never wanted kids. As a kid being a mom didn't sound appealing, and as an adult starting a family didn’t vibe well with my lifestyle. I spent four years in a relationship with a man who also showed zero interest in having kids, and I didn't mind. L…
By Priscilla Blossom

13 Thoughts All Moms Have When Their Entire Family Comes Down With The Flu

Being sick is never my idea of "fun." Sure, it's nice to have a legitimate reason to stay in bed and rest, but when your whole family is sick no one, and I mean no one, is resting. Right now, unfortunately, it seems like the flu is just about everywh…
By Priscilla Blossom

9 Fights Every Couple Has When A Pregnancy Is High-Risk

Even the happiest couples can clash during pregnancy. There’s the hormonal-induced misunderstandings, the pressure created by a looming due date, and seemingly endless appointments and questions and research. And when you’re experiencing a high-risk …
By Priscilla Blossom

10 Tips For Making Your Kid's First Movie Theater Experience A Good One

I used to love going to the movies. In fact, I still do. I just don't get to visit a movie theater very often. You see, when you're kid-free seeing a movie doesn’t require much thought or planning. But when you’re a parent, suddenly the price goes up…
By Priscilla Blossom

You're Doing Valentine's Day Wrong If You Don't Talk About Sex & Consent

There’s never a bad time to talk about consent. In fact, since it's at the root of so many societal problems, you’d think we’d be talking about it every day. Still, most of us didn't grow up talking about consent. I know I didn’t hear the word until …
By Priscilla Blossom

Should You Ask Other Parents If They Have Guns? 8 Moms Reveal How They Do It

Irresponsible gun use is something we have to think long and hard about, especially as parents. It’s our responsibility to do everything we can to keep our kids as safe as possible. For some, that means keeping our kids away from guns entirely. For o…
By Priscilla Blossom

6 Ways To Have A Feminist Valentine's Day With Your Kids

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and no matter how you feel about it, there’s a good chance your kids will want to participate. Between school activities and cartoon holiday specials, little ones usually know what’s up when V-Day rolls around. But is it…
By Priscilla Blossom

9 Ways To Get Your Little One To Stop Sucking Their Thumb

Babies usually pick one of two oral-based self-soothing methods. One is using a pacifier, and the other is sucking their thumb. And while both habits are difficult to drop, I think thumb-sucking is damn-near impossible to get your kid to ditch. I mea…
By Priscilla Blossom

7 Ways To Celebrate A Queer-Friendly Valentine's Day

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. If you love it, you're probably preparing to put on your favorite red dress or shirt, cook heart-shaped pancakes, make cards for your friends and loved ones, and plan an especially memorable da…
By Priscilla Blossom

10 Ways To Enjoy Valentine's Day When You're On Your Period

It’s kind of an old, arguably outdated joke to hope you don't get your period on Valentine’s Day. Cramps, bloating, fatigue? And on the "most romantic day of the year"? No, thanks. Plus, who wants to deal with the mess of period sex, right? While Aun…
By Priscilla Blossom

9 Moms Reveal How They Get Their Kids To *Actually* Focus

Focusing on anything can be a pretty daunting task, but imagine being a kid. The world is this big, exciting place, filled with new and interesting things. A ball? Whoa, it bounces! A pop-up book? How does it do that?! And then there’s all the distra…
By Priscilla Blossom

12 Moms Share How They Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Unfortunately, we're in the middle of the roughest flu seasons in recent memory. And we’re not totally out of the woods, either. People around the country are still getting the flu, and, sadly, some of them are having to be hospitalized due to flu-re…
By Priscilla Blossom

I Never Fully Appreciated My Immigrant Parents — Until Now

Being an immigrant in America has never been easy. Xenophobia and racism have reigned supreme since Europeans first arrived and deemed indigenous peoples "savages." Over the next few centuries, various populations have endured the brunt of this hatre…
By Priscilla Blossom

Here's How To Get Your Kid To Sleep Without Wetting The Bed, According To Other Moms

When you begin potty training you end up realizing that you, essentially, have to do it twice. You potty train for the daytime, of course, when your little one can tug on your sleeve and ask to “go.” But then you have to deal with bedtime, and sudden…
By Priscilla Blossom

10 Moms Share The Most Disgusting Thing Their Toddlers Do

Kids are gross. And it seems like they're intentionally gross the moment they enter toddlerhood. Maybe it’s because that’s when they’re first exploring the world, finally walking, finally picking up random things and putting them in their mouths, and…
By Priscilla Blossom

8 Moms Share How They Manage To Work From Home With Kids

Working from home is no walk in the park. It’s not a vacation. It’s not “pretending” to work and actually taking multiple naps and watching The Price Is Right. In fact, I haven’t watched Drew Carey tell anyone to come on down since my early days of u…
By Priscilla Blossom

8 Reasons Why I Won't Apologize For Quitting Breastfeeding "Early"

What is it about breasts that make them so fascinating to other people? It doesn't matter if someone views them sexually or watches them feed another human being, either. For reasons unknown, it's always this "big deal" and, as mothers, we're constan…
By Priscilla Blossom