Safe Travels + A Fabulous Giveaway

I have very vivid memories of being elementary school-aged, taking road trips during the summer with my father, my sister, Aunt, Uncle and my beloved cousins. It was the 80’s and we piled into the back of a large van and played Barbies for many...

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How Not to Store Chocolate, And Other Tips From Industry Experts

Tips From Food Industry Experts

To conclude our month of food industry experts, we chatted with 10 more field leaders — including a spice mixologist (above), a chocolate specialist and a fishmonger with a degree in marine biology.… Read more

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5 Hair Problem Solvers

Five Best Hair Products for the Summer

A good hair day is one of life’s simple pleasures (and a confidence booster every time). But hair can often do the exact thing you wished it wouldn’t.… Read more

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On Going Home

On Going Home

Did you move away from your hometown? For me, Springfield, Missouri, is a strange place to visit because it sparks so many memories of growing up.… Read more

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Cool Mobiles

Nursery Mobiles

How pretty and mesmerizing is a mobile hung up in a nursery? These days, we’re especially loving sculptural wood or brass versions. They would look just as great displayed as a piece of art in a master bedroom or even a living room.… Read more

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5 Ways to Teach Kids About Consent

5 Ways to Teach Kids About Consent

My boys — now aged 3 and 6 — are constantly asking questions about bodies and growing up and how babies get into mommies’ bellies. I don’t think it’s ever too early to answer questions about sex; and likewise, it’s never too early to teach kids about consent.… Read more

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Have a Lovely Weekend.

Have a Lovely Weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend? Our team is in Dallas for a conference, and I’m wearing this for my presentation. Wish me luck! We were laughing about how I’m not scared of the usual things (like public speaking), but instead completely freak about random things (elevators, swallowing pills, the dark).… Read more

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Dating for the First Time in Six Years

Dating for the First Time in Six Years

This spring, our series of personal essays is all about dating. Each contributing writer will share a true story, from texting to sex to breakups. Today, Emily Johnson talks about taking a six-year hiatus from dating and how she broke the ice…


When I moved to New York City for college, I had seen every episode of Sex and the City approximately 200 million times.… Read more

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Animal Wall Stickers

Animal Wall Stickers

Three-year-old Anton has gotten really into animals. (His favorite game is “Mousey,” where he pretends to be a mouse, and I bring him endless crumbs to eat.) Recently, in the cute new store Maisonette, these animal wall stickers caught my eye.… Read more

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16 Ways to Travel With Kids (And Enjoy It)

Budapest with kids

When brainstorming family trips, I sometimes think of that funny Onion article, “Mom Spends Beach Vacation Assuming All Household Duties in Closer Proximity to Ocean.” So, how can you get a family vacation to feel like a true escape — not just for kids, but for grown-ups, too?… Read more

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Have a Fun Weekend.

Jerry and Elaine

What are you up to this weekend? On Saturday, Alex and I are sneaking off for a long bike ride, like we used to do pre-kids!… Read more

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Learning to be Mindful and Deliberate About Financial Decisions

This post was sponsored by CreditWise by Capital One, but all opinions are completely my own. For more information about CreditWise, click here: www.capitalone.com/creditwise.   Although I was close to 25 years old when I met my future husband, it wasn’t until our relationship got...

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Good News

Roses by Ben Wagner

Shopbop is offering a whopping 20-25% off with the code EVENT17. The sale goes from today through Friday. Here are a few of our favorite picks…

JOANNA’S WISHLIST

Spring Sale

Ruffle Top

Spring Sale

White Jeans

Spring Sale

Petal Ring Sandals

LEXI’S WISHLIST

Spring Sale

Woven Slides

Spring Sale

Indigo Jumpsuit

Spring Sale

Canvas Clutch

MEGAN’S WISHLIST

Spring Sale

Scalloped Bikini

Spring Sale

Natural Tote

Spring Sale

Tie Top

STELLA’S WISHLIST

Spring Sale

Floral Dress

Spring Sale

Geo Earrings

Spring Sale

Mini Purse

What would you pick?… Read more

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I Tried It: Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash Extensions: Before and After

Have you ever gotten eyelash extensions? They’re fake eyelashes that are individually attached to your natural ones at a salon. I’d always heard such rave reviews, so for “Tried” series, I recently headed to Lashes on 5th in Manhattan to try theirs out.… Read more

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Healthy Bites on the Run

Spring sports are in full swing here on the Shyba front. The three big kids are playing baseball and softball, respectively, plus basketball, soccer and gymnastics. This means that there isn’t a single day of the week that we aren’t headed out to practice, a...

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Precious Moments

Download the WeeSchool App here by June 1, and you can register for free, lifetime access to all premium WeeSchool content and features. Jack, my oldest, is a thinker. He has always been quiet and somewhat of a mystery, never really being terribly chatty or...

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Have a Fun Weekend.

Have a Fun Weekend

What are you up to this weekend? I’m thinking about taking the boys to Beauty & the Beast, which they’ve been begging to see. Have you seen it?… Read more

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Funny Thing

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

P.S. The people worth impressing, and nightly thoughts. … Read more

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Seeing My Body With Fresh Eyes

Seeing My Body With Fresh Eyes

For the next few months, we’ll be featuring a series of personal essays from contributing writers. Each person will share a true story about dating — from texting to sex to breakups.… Read more

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A Week of Outfits: Rachael Bedard

A Week of Outfits: Rachael Bedard

Rachael Bedard is a palliative care and geriatrics doctor, but although she wears a white coat to work, she loves the fashion underneath. “Clothes can be a great form of self-expression,” she says.… Read more

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Four Fun Things

Hiplet Ballet

Have you heard of hiplet (pronounced “hip-lay”)? I can’t stop watching this combo of hip-hop and ballet, created by Homer Hans Bryant, the founder of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center.… Read more

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What Food Geniuses Eat for Lunch

What Food Geniuses Eat for Lunch

I worked at a tiny Italian restaurant during college, and every Friday, for four years, the owner would make the same lunch: a lightly-dressed spinach salad, with four grilled shrimp and two tomato slices — as long as the tomato was “bright red and soft, not mushy.” And every Friday, for four years, I was puzzled.… Read more

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The Citizenry Giveaway

Are you planning any refreshes to your home for spring? Changing up throw pillows, swapping in a fresh rug or upgrading bath towels can have such a big impact, with much less effort than painting or rearranging furniture.… Read more

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My Beauty Uniform: Danielle Aceino

My Beauty Uniform: Danielle Aceino

Dani Aceino lives in New Jersey with her husband, Jimmy, and their three boys, all under the age of five. Dani’s outlook on beauty has changed since becoming a mom — both practically and emotionally.… Read more

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What Love Means

What Love Means

Yesterday, author Amy Krouse Rosenthal — who wrote the viral New York Times essay You May Want to Marry My Husband — died from ovarian cancer.… Read more

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8 Common Salad Mistakes

8 Common Salad Mistakes

When we asked readers what lunches they pack for work, an overwhelming majority shared the same answer: salads. Reader Abby noted, “I bring salad every day.… Read more

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Five Fun Things

Strong Is the New Pretty

Strong Is the New Pretty, a new photography book that shows what it feels like to be a girl.

Who What Wear plus-size dress at Target

Target has great pieces in their Who What Wear collection.… Read more

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“I Chopped 13 Inches Off My Hair”

I Chopped 13 Inches Off My Hair

Have you ever gotten a dramatic haircut? Today, we’re introducing our “Tried” series. The Cup of Jo staff and friends will be dipping their toes in uncharted waters, testing out curious beauty procedures, making lifestyle changes, switching up work habits and more.… Read more

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Finding My Best Self

As a young family, we spent a good part of our formative parenting years living in New York City. I think about our experiences there and refer to them often because of how much we learned through the different perspectives we were given every day....

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The Clean Team

There are certain things in my life and daily routines that I am pretty good at. I love cooking, baking and preparing meals for my family. I even somewhat enjoy doing dishes and washing clothes, so long as I don’t have to put any of...

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