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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.

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.

“Stuff” That Happens When Your Aging Parents Need to Move

The reason my aging parents' things have made their way to my home—and the homes of my siblings—is they're moved to a senior living apartment.

If You’re Terrified, Do It Anyway!

I’m terrified. Those words have passed my lips in regards to getting on a plane, working with people I’ve never met, walking to my car in the dark...

#EpicParentingFail: How Not to Handle Your Daughter’s First Period

I'd been preparing for YEARS when my daughter had her first period. You would have thought I would have been ready for the main event.

My Kid Went to University and I’m Not a Mess

My child went away to university and I’m completely fine. Yes, I miss him. I most certainly am excited for the next time I see him. But I’m not sad. I’m okay.

School Supply Shopping is Different this Year

My school supply shopping standards have dropped considerably as my children have aged. They haven't noticed...but I'm starting to.

I’m Not Ready For Summer

Don't get me wrong, I love spending vacation time with my kids. But this year, I'm just not ready for summer. Can you call the school board and let them know?

For Earth Day and Every Day, I’m Doing My Part

I remember my first Earth Day. My church had a poster and t-shirts for sale. They were $20 (which back then....wow...) and so cool. I had to have one.