The October 2016 SuperMommy Digest

The October 2016 SuperMommy Digest
It’s been a long, exhausting month, starting with the release of the Trump Tapes. When you write about sexual violence and one of the candidates for president is recorded BRAGGING about committing multiple acts of sexual assault, news can take over you life. There is something utterly triggering about a man in power, in genuine contention to... Read more »

To The Doctor I Hated For Saving Me, Thank You

To The Doctor I Hated For Saving Me, Thank You
I had been engaged for fifteen hours, and I was terrified. Fifteen minutes earlier my fiancé’s coworker called to tell me he had a seizure at his softball game, he was in an ambulance on his way to the emergency room. I was already in my pajamas, letting a pint of ice cream soften on... Read more »

Praying with Sinners

Praying with Sinners
Tonight is Kol Nidre, the start of Yom Kippur. For Jews, that means it is a time of reflection. A time to ask ourselves what we have done wrong in the past year, and to reflect on how to become better people in the year to come.   This last year has been, without a... Read more »
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The September 2016 SuperMommy Digest

The September 2016 SuperMommy Digest
  I’m happy to say, in addition to my usual blogging and freelancing, I’ve accepted a job writing for a nonprofit that works to end human trafficking. So far, it hasn’t slowed down my output by a lot, and I hope that soon, I’ll be able to share all the amazing work we’re doing to... Read more »

The Virtue of Unpopularity

The Virtue of Unpopularity
There was a time when I tried to fit in. I tried to dress the way the popular girls did, back when pretty was in style. They wore khaki shorts over white tights, in polo shirts with cardigans tied over their shoulders. I tried, but my wardrobe just couldn’t accommodate the look. I ended up in... Read more »

When People in Your Actual Life are Actually Voting for Somebody who is Cool with You Being Set On Fire*

When People in Your Actual Life are Actually Voting for Somebody who is Cool with You Being Set On Fire*
This morning I may have had an icky exchange on facebook with somebody I thought I knew. And it may have resulted in a very long, very angry tirade about Donald Trump supporters. And I may have made the blanket statement, “If you’re voting for Donald Trump you are a bad person,” and I may... Read more »
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The Rape Boogeyman

The Rape Boogeyman
Imagine me holding a flashlight under my chin as I whisper the tale to you in the dark, on my honor every word is true, it happened just as I say. It was a dark, cold night, and a girl- just shy of fifteen- went to a party. There was alcohol, she’d known there would... Read more »

The SuperMommy End-Of-Summer Digest

The SuperMommy End-Of-Summer Digest
Hello, lovely readers! I know, it’s been far too long since I clued you in on where else you can be reading works by the great Lea Grover. Between the chaos of moving and general chaos (by the way, do you know how to get rid of an angry hive of bees that’s moved into... Read more »

3 Parenting Lessons I Learned From Phone Sex

3 Parenting Lessons I Learned From Phone Sex
Originally published on In the Powder Room. Reprinted with permission. A thousand years ago, I was a teenaged college student, trying to make ends meet in the big city. I’d heard rumors from friends in the theater department that there was a surefire way to make rent every month—and it was acting work! Thus, my brief... Read more »
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In Regards to My Nazi Followers

In Regards to My Nazi Followers
If you follow me on facebook, you might recall I recently banned a troll. I banned him because his username contained two references to the Nazi party. For those of you who don’t know, I’m Jewish, and I’m married to the grandson of a Lutheran pastor. To people like this commenter, I’m not even human.... Read more »