What’s Your Fall Uniform?

What's Your Fall Uniform?

Are you wearing a uniform these days? With autumn only ten days away, we’ve been on the hunt for those easy, cozy pieces we can wear over and over.… Read more

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Great Backpacks

Great Backpacks

Have you found any great new backpacks for this school year? Kids always look so adorably proud when they march off with a fresh one in the fall.… Read more

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15 Surprising Things About Parenting in Italy

15 Surprising Things About Parenting in Italy

15 Surprising Things About Parenting in Italy

Today is our final Motherhood Around the World post this summer, and our last stop is Italy, where Molly Gage moved a decade ago. “My then-fiancé and I were living in New York, but decided to get married and move to his native Rome,” she says.… Read more

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Have a Loving Weekend.

Photo by Andre D. Wagner

What are you up to this weekend? Our friends invited us over for dinner in their backyard tomorrow, and we’re also taking the boys for a ride on the carousel.… Read more

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Falling in Love

Falling in Love

We feature an illustration by the lovely Mari Andrew every Friday morning. Here’s today’s. xo

P.S. Things that should exist for single people, and what makes you grow.… Read more

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What Are Your Fall Goals?

Skillshare Online Learning

Toby started school today (2nd grade, break my heart!), and seeing him head off with his backpack made me want to be in a classroom, too.… Read more

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Constructive Down Time

Sponsored by Amazon Back to school for our family means a lot of things. Four out of five children are in some kind of education/socialization program: Jack is in fifth, Zoe in fourth, Beau just started Kindergarten and Evvie is now in a preschool program....

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Learning About Migranes and How They Affect Me

Sponsored by Med-IQ and supported by an educational grant by Teva Pharmaceuticals There have been a few times in my life that I’ve had so much going on, and too busy to be concerned about the impact on my personal health. We moved to New...

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It Takes a Village: Introducing Bottles to Demi

Justin and I garner the same reactions every time we’re out in public with the kids. If we’re alone or together with four or five of them at any given time (which is frequently, of course), people tend to remark on how Justin has his...

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Back To School: A Space For Success

We officially have big kids and if I’m honest, I wasn’t really prepared for this season of life. Jack is ten (TEN!) and Zoe is nearly nine years old. They’re nearing the end of their elementary careers, and with that comes a lot of new...

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Sustainably Stylish for Back To School With H&M

  It’s August, and that means we’re gearing up to go back to school. At the end of this month, all three of my big kids will be in the same elementary school together, and Evvie will be in her first preschool program. We are...

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Summer, Simply

This post is sponsored by Breyers. Thank you for supporting Momma’s Gone City!   We’ve spent a lot of time at home this summer. Five kids, five schedules, five different personalities, temperaments, likes and dislikes. It’s challenging to try to make sure everyone is peaceful,...

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Have a Great Weekend.

Have a Great Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? Tonight, we’re having pizza at the park, and tomorrow the boys and I are going to visit our long-lost friends, who moved to Connecticut (sob).… Read more

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Feeling Bittersweet

The Happiest Sadnesses

We feature an original illustration by the lovely Mari Andrew every Friday morning. Here’s today’s.

P.S. Who someone really is, and big life changes.… Read more

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‘My Favorite Part of Our Wedding’

The (Surprising) Best Part of My Wedding

What parts of weddings do you like most? Alex and I will be celebrating our eighth anniversary (!!) next week, so we’ve been reminiscing about our wedding — the morning jitters, our first dance, the funny toasts.… Read more

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What’s the Best Thing You Read This Summer?

Grace Kelly reading a book

What books have you read over the past few months? I’ve finished exactly one book this summer, and even though it was 832 looong pages it was totally worth it…

After seeing endless glowing reviews (“It’s not hyperbole to call this novel a masterwork — if anything that word is simply just too little for it,” one proclaimed) and getting the same recommendation from friend after friend for a couple of years, I finally made A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara my summer reading project.… Read more

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Funny Party Ice Breaker

Funny Party Ice Breaker

We invited friends over for dinner a few months ago, and while eating pasta and emptying a few bottles of rosé, we were having a nice time chatting in little groups.… Read more

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Pasta With Tomatoes, Basil and Brie

Summer Pasta With Tomatoes and Brie

It’s no surprise we’re big fans of easy dinners — the ones that require no extra grocery shopping and very little prep. So today, as we continue our month of cheese, we’re happy to share this five-ingredient pasta from Food52’s cookbook A New Way to Dinner.… Read more

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Learning and Conserving, an Adventure with Stonyfield

I speak a lot about compassion and empathy on my social media accounts, places online where I accidentally became a go-to destination for cute photos of a sweet rescue dog and his favorite humans. Both Justin and I were raised to love and care for...

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Bringing Puppy Home

This post is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, a research-driven pharmaceutical company standing for innovative healthcare products for people and animals for more than 130 years. All opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. We hadn’t been living in the suburbs of the...

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Have a Lovely Weekend.

Utah fields and mountains by Veronica Olson

What are you up to this weekend? My mom is visiting, and we’re all so happy to have her here. We’re planning to watch Toy Story 3 tonight with popcorn!… Read more

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Personality Quiz

Personality Quiz

We feature an illustration by the wonderful Mari Andrew every Friday morning. Here’s today’s.

P.S. Pet peeves, and how much you know.… Read more

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What Shows Do You Watch Over and Over?

What Shows Do You Watch Over and Over?

If you described a channel that only aired shows I’d already seen — the same characters, same conflicts, even the same jokes — I’d guess you were talking about paradise…

My habit started in middle school, when I discovered gossipy CW dramas at the corner video store.… Read more

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Week of Outfits: Gay Cioffi

Week of Outfits: Gay Cioffi

This year, early childhood educator Gay Cioffi, 66, is retiring from the preschool she has run for the past 38 years in Washington, D.C. “Kids have become my world,” she says.… Read more

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Four Fun Things

Four Fun Things

On her recent vacation, my friend Kendra wore a beautiful apron dress. What a dream! She got it years ago (it has long since sold out), but these have similar relaxed vibes — cross back and pink.… Read more

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The Best Caprese Salad

Burrata Caprese With Peaches

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — tomato season! So, to continue our month of cheese, we’re happy to share this delicious caprese salad with burrata and peaches from Melissa Clark’s cookbook Dinner.… Read more

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Nourishing My Body, Mind and Spirit

We try to spend as much time outside as possible. We’re lucky because we live in California and we can spend most of our time outside year round. The activities range from snowboarding and skiing in the winter to lifeguard camps, softball, baseball, soccer and...

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Living in Santa Cruz

Living in Santa Cruz, we were right by the beach. As a pup, we’d take Theo to the beach a couple of times a week and let the kids run around with him for an hour or two. We noticed such a big change in...

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Ice Cream Sandwich Taste Test

Ice Cream Sandwich Taste Test

What’s better than an ice cream sandwich on a scorching summer day? It embodies everything good and true and makes no mess, as long as you eat it quickly enough.… Read more

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Have You Ever Made the First Move?

Have You Ever Made the First Move?

Have you ever made the first move? Today, our dating series continues with an essay by Diana Woodward. Last year, the college sophomore asked someone out for the first time, and here’s what she realized…


It was a hot day in August, and my friends were trying to drag me to a rooftop party down the street.… Read more

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