Evil Witches Newsletter

Claire Zulkey
We are people who happen to be mothers.
Created 19 Mar 2019
  • I'll be quiet; you be peace
    16 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    Owl! at the Library 😴🧙‍♀️ @SketchesbyBoze stop glamorizing “the Grind” and start glamorizing whatever this is September 13th 202131,749 Retweets181,102 Likes Substack really wanted us creators to pu...
  • Open thread: DIY trads
    14 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    It’s liberating (and a bit sad, in some situations) to grow up and realize that you don’t have to continue the same family traditions you grew up with—so you invent your own. In last week’s newsletter...
  • One kid is in diapers and the other is in college
    09 Dec 2021 • 12 min read
    C.W.: Today’s issue mentions miscarriage and secondary infertility. My brother is almost exactly two years younger than I am, and we didn’t get along that great for a long time. I looked longingly tow...
  • Sh|t or get off the potty
    02 Dec 2021 • 7 min read
    Sometimes readers write in asking me to share a conundrum they’re handling with other witchy types for the experiences and advice, and here’s one I got not long ago: My daughter is 5 and pretty amazin...
  • Open thread: One product that works
    30 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    This spring, when I noticed that a friend was suddenly sporting the same long, dark, curly eyelashes as her son (boys always have the prettiest lashes) she swore it was due to this eyelash serum from ...
  • How bad are the pandemic puppies?
    23 Nov 2021 • 11 min read
    Last month I published the first half of an interview I did with my old friend, veterinarian Jeni Goedken. Here’s the second half of our interview, which continues to cover some of the ethical dilemma...
  • When the call is coming from inside the school
    18 Nov 2021 • 12 min read
    We have a call scheduled later today with my son’s first-grade teacher about his behavior plan. I am glad I found the term “spirited” because I’d say that describes him. I think he’s a little bit ahea...
  • Not the holidays!!??!
    15 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    To quote people online who want attention for new haircuts: so … I did a thing. Namely, I pre-ordered Thanksgiving dinner from Whole Foods, despite my mom suggesting I “be a sport” and cook this year ...
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