Evil Witches Newsletter

Claire Zulkey
We are people who happen to be mothers.
Created 19 Mar 2019
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  • Subscriber thread: Brides be cray
    17 Sep 2021about 21 hours ago
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  • Ditch your family and enjoy Disney alone
    15 Sep 2021 • 15 min read
    Some of us were able to hit the lockdown bucket list this summer and fall, finding the time or resources to do the things we dreamt of when we were home with the kids (I went to a big concert by mysel...
  • Open thread: Abortion laws and our kids.
    13 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    From an email exchange with a Texas witch: I spent some time commiserating with some other moms of uterus-having tweens and there’s a "here’s what to do if you’re fertile and having sex" list going ar...
  • Mommy dearest
    09 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Sometimes one of the worst parts of parenting is knowing that you are really delivering above and beyond to your family and yet somehow everything and everybody under-delivering in response. It’s just...
  • When bad tantrums happen to pretty good moms
    08 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    Before I had kids, there was some part of me that low key thought only bad children of bad parents had public tantrums. Which is why I took it so personally when my kids had eventually tantrums. Eithe...
  • Momfluencing, with Sara Petersen
    01 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Earlier this summer I was assigned a piece about influencers who are honest about their cosmetic work. I agreed with the sentiment but there was just one hitch—I don’t really follow many influencers. ...
  • Haha, oops
    01 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    I accidentally sent a Witches issue before it was ready just now. There’s nothing exciting in this draft, it’s just not edited/proofread. Do yourself (and me) a favor and delete it and read the real o...
  • Pardon my tree
    27 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    School has started for us, but I still feel like I’m not back to a regular schedule, that I don’t have my good brain back. As a handy metaphor, this happened in front of our house two nights ago: When...
  • Parent surveys for the 2021 school year
    24 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Dear School Families, Thank you to so many of you who took time to complete our recent parent survey on masking preferences. Parent preferences are one of several considerations as we consider policy ...