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Scary Mommy

Here are a few but you can go to my author page to see them all!

15 Things Girls With Brothers Will Do

15 Qualifications For Becoming My Sister Wife

Morning In The Life of A Working Mom

Today, I Will Enjoy My Life

Ten Mommy Stereotypes, Explained

12 Of The Weirdest Things I Have Done As A Parent

25 Reasons My Three-Year-Old Is Changing Her Clothes

What Dads Say Vs. What Moms Think

What Moms Say Vs. What Dads Hear

25 Questions Only Moms Ask Themselves

Why I Love Toddlers (And I Am Mostly Sane)

20 Times Toddlers Should Be Supervised

The Moms You’ll Meet At The Pool This Summer

The Voice Inside of My Head

25 Ways to Annoy a Toddler

How To Get Your Toddler Into the Car in 40 Steps

If We Talked to Our Husbands Like We Talk to Our Kids

23 Ways to Piss Off Your Child

The Days They’ll Remember

How To Survive On An Airplane With Kids

How To Train Your Kids So You Actually Want to Live With Them

The Motherhood Proclamation

How To Survive Road-Tripping With Kids

The Badges of Motherhood

Hard-Learned Do’s and Don’t of Parenting


The Huffington Post

An Open Letter To Daniel Tiger

The Great Family Ash Fiasco

11 Things We’ve Learned in 8 Years of Parenting

10 Reasons To Travel Without Kids

9 Things I Didn’t Realize Before Signing My Daughter Up For Dance Class

Why Toddlers Are Terrible Helpers

My Green Mama Confessions

What My Husband Really Wants for Father’s Day

The Family Talisman

Friendships Before and After Kids



Things Not To Say When Your Wife Goes Into Labor



Finding My Magic

Why Jon Stewart Can Wait

Magical Rocks

When A Mother Needs Mothering

I Already Knew

The Undetermined Third


Dr. Greene

Finding the Good in Our Frazzled Lives

Fighting The Urge To Feel Needed 

How Friendships Change

How A Family Grows


Mile High Mamas

You Know You Live in The Mountains If



How To Find Time to Exercise When You Have Small Children

Living in the “Presint”

The Top 10 Mom Super Powers

10 thoughts on “Featured Writings

  1. Lisa B says:

    Hi Joelle! So happy to find you! All is well with me, Carlos, and kids. Still at hospital working part time. I see Jeni every now and again. Juanita is still there. Enjoying the family life! Say hi to Rob! Looking forward to reading your blog!

    Lisa Boisselier

    1. joellewisler says:

      WOW. Nice to hear from you Lisa!!! I just ran across some pictures of all of us the other day- we had a lot of fun!

  2. Hi Joelle! I’m the editor for, and I recently came across your article “What Marriage is Really Like” on Scary Mommy. I would love to republish it on our site. We have approximately 2 million Facebook followers we promote our posts to, and I’d love to partner with you in sharing great content! If you’re interested, please reach out to me at Thanks!

    1. joellewisler says:

      Hi Kelsey! Thanks for reaching out but I’m not republishing any of my SM articles right now. Take care!

  3. Chelsea says:


    Yesterday Dr. Laura read a piece on her show about longevity in marriage that you wrote to commemorate the anniversaries of your parents and in laws. It was beautiful and I would love to have a copy that I can share with my brother and his bride to be. Is it published anywhere? Thank you!

    1. joellewisler says:

      That’s so crazy! I had no idea that she did that…do you know where I could find a recording? That piece was published on Scary Mommy-here’s the link.

  4. Mathilde Herzberg says:


    Mathilde from StoYo Media here. I came across your article ‘When You Aren’t In The ‘Cool Mom’ Clique’ and thought it’s absolutly brilliant! My job is to find the most amazing stories on the web and I think yours is definitely one of them! We would love to cover it and, therefore, would need your permission to publish your SM Content.

    StoYo Media is one of the world’s largest social video studios creating video content to the most engaging stories and distributing it through premium media brands. We work with some of the biggest publishers in the world such as: The Weather Channel, Cosmopolitan, MTV, The Daily Dot, Bustle and many more.

    Of course, we will give you full credit. What do you think?

    I look forward to your reply!

    Kind regards,

    Mathilde H.

    1. joellewisler says:

      Hi Mathilde! Thanks for reaching out-but I can’t give you permission to reprint any of my Scary Mommy material since I am a staff writer. It’s best if you reach out to them directly. Thanks for stopping by!

      1. Mathilde Herzberg says:

        Hello again,
        Thank you very much for this information, we will do so!
        Have a nice day!

  5. I read your sweet article about your “old soul” son. I’m sure you are super aware of this already but if you haven’t looked up emapths/INFJ personalities it may be interesting to you. When I read the part about picking your voice before birth I was thinking “oh he’s an intuitive empath!”. My daughter is as well and the biggest gift ever! Thank you for sharing! ❤️

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