Almost a year ago, I breathed a sigh of relief when Kamala Harris dropped out of the presidential race. Amidst all the talk about Black Girl Magic and visions of a new America, I knew the danger she faced...
One dreary quarantine day, my 9-year-old son, Easton, randomly asked if he could get a pet snake. I doubled over in a fit of laughter. He had to be joking, right? Wrong. He was serious. I quickly changed my tune...
As I write this, we have been in a state of emergency for 185 days. I know that because it started the day my second child was born. In those past 185 days, I have learned something very important...
There’s an old Yiddish folk tale about a man who is feeling overwhelmed by his home life. As a single mom, I feel overwhelmed by my Covid home life. The man goes to see the Rabbi and complains, “My house...
Yesterday I dropped a PlayStation controller on my child’s face. Actually, it fell off of a shelf four feet above the ground, directly into the eye of my newborn. The baby everyone describes as the Gerber baby now looks...
My family had been practicing social or physical distancing for two months. My hobby of performing stand up comedy had come to a screeching halt and I found myself, as many other people did at this time, watering plants...
Now is the time for women to take the helm as leaders through this current crisis. Why? Because we are familiar with the labor pains of change. Leaders keep referring to the time we are in as unprecedented. As if...
I’m still not a fun mom. I told you this about a year ago, and I’m here to say it again. How do I know this? My children clearly let me know. How do I REALLY know this? My children’s...
I have two children ages five and seven and a half. So, why am I reacting to the sound of a random stranger’s baby crying by gripping my shopping cart with white knuckles? Because unfortunately, I still get triggered...
The other day, I scored big time at a local consignment shop. I got “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls,” for a mere $4! This amazing book usually sells online for $35! Yay, consignment! I was so excited to get...
If you had asked me a few years ago if I would go someplace I’ve never been, to do an activity I’ve never done before, with a group of people I had never met, I would have scoffed at...
Currently, my days are a mix of “Okay, I’ve got this,” and, “Oh crap, I so do not got this.” Anyone else? One of my first contributions to the blog was an article on working from home with a toddler....
Holy crap guys, what is going on?!? I don’t know about you, but I haven't left my house other than for walks around my neighborhood since March 16. Life is weird, I am weird (and smelly and crying often...
Has anyone ever said to you, “You should write a book, you’ve got great stories”? Yeah, yeah, that would be nice, but I don’t have the patience. Most of what I write is a few words, then done. Quick...

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Hunting Season: The Hunter’s Spouse’s Survival Guide

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I’ll preface this post by saying I’m brand new to figuring out how to survive my husband’s hunting season scene. We have owned our beautiful...
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