Kate Haas is an editor at Literary Mama and the publisher of Miranda, a zine about motherhood. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Brain,Child; Babble, Hip Mama; and TheToronto Star. A former Peace Corps volunteer and high school English teacher, she lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.
When your family’s Sukkot tradition involves visiting a sukkah built by someone else, constructing a harvest hut of your own doesn’t come up. Even after my husband and I had kids, a brief…shake of the lulav in the synagogue sukkah always sufficed. A couple of years ago, we decided that building our own would really be more meaningful. We made this decision the day before Sukkot. It didn’t go well. So last year, when I got a hankering to try again, I was a mother on a… >> Read More