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Joy Hedding

Joy Hedding

Joy aka Evil Joy is wife to one Dr. Evil and mother to four children she often refers to as spawn. Joy is a snowboarding fanatic and loves to share her exploits - snowboarding and otherwise - on Instagram. She currently spends copious amounts of time taxiing her children from one place to another. Frequently funny, always honest, and occasionally serious Joy blogs about everything from dealing with messy teenagers to navigating life after PTSD. Joy has been published in the anthologies "Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor" and "Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee" and has been featured on Sammiches and Psych Meds and UrbanMommies.com. Her blog is Evil Joy Speaks and you can find her on Facebook and on Twitter.

Parenting Through Anxiety

Summer sports, camps, trips, boredom, and crafts take over my world, space, and mind. I find myself spinning in circles some days.

Touring Universities Near and Far

As my son has started touring universities, I'm finding I have conflicted feelings. I want to help him out the door, but he's still my baby.

My Kids Are Worried About Losing Friends When They Change Schools

Two of my kids are transitioning to new schools this years. They're not anxious about academics, they're worried about losing friends.

Letting Our Children Grow By Letting Them Fail

My point today is that not EVERY situation requires intervention. We want to grow responsible, compassionate humans. To fail is to grow.

Social Media is Forever…But…

I constantly remind my children that what they post to social media will be there forever. Forever and ever. Amen.

Don’t Wait Until High School is Over to Start Planning for College!

I'm starting planning for college now. I'm shopping for what he needs now. We're researching with him where he can save money...and where I can as well.

What to Do When You Catch Your Child in a Lie

I waited. I didn’t call her out on her lie. I just cocked my head a little, looked her back straight in the eye and waited for her to blink.

I Used to Dread the Winter: Then I Had Kids

Winter. The time when most people hunker down, find a warm place to hang out, and dream about the summer months ahead. Not my family - we go snowboarding.

All Your Kid Wants For Christmas This Year

Their lists are made, items are starred, circled, and highlighted…just in case I didn’t notice the star and circle. We typically chose one or two things off their lists and then, well, then we chose...

My New Black Friday Tradition

I refuse to do the traditional Black Friday shopping this year. I've had it with the lines, the shoving, and especially the parking lot rage.