Madeleine Schulman is a freelance writer who lives in Brookline, MA. Recently she has focused on personal essays and was especially proud to have a piece in the Smith Alumnae Quarterly Magazine. She keeps busy spending time with her two kids, her two step-kids, her husband, and their dog and cat. In her free time, Madeleine likes to read all kinds of fiction and non-fiction books, and watch reruns of Gilmore Girls.
This time of year is more complicated for me than I’d like. I’m Jewish and my husband isn’t. That’s a pretty common story in the US. It’s more common that not, actually; according to the…2013 Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project, the intermarriage rate among American Jews is 58 percent Here’s the tricky bit: This is my second marriage, I have two kids from my first marriage, and so does my husband. We were married in June of 2016, which is also the year that all six… >> Read More