Three Couples on Sharing Money

Fabric Vault

When you’re in a relationship, how do you handle money? Do you have separate bank accounts and split dinner checks? Or do you mush everything together?… Read more

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Motherhood Poem

photo by Nikaela Marie

How have you been feeling lately? The other day, some women I know were talking about the ups and downs of parenting. When one of your children is having a hard time, it can really take your breath away.… Read more

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Week of Outfits: Anton

Week of Outfits: Anton

Now that Anton is 5 1/2, he has gotten into defining his own style — from cowboy hats to shark tees. His approach matches his animal-loving, rough-and-tumble personality, and he was excited to take some pictures.… Read more

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Have a Relaxing Weekend.

Lena Corwin bathroom

What are you up to this weekend? The boys have roped me into taking them to Chuck E. Cheese tonight — wish me luck! And tomorrow Alex and I are going to a wine tasting with some friends.… Read more

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In Sickness and In Health

Brooke Barker sick vs healthy

Every Friday, we feature comics by illustrators we love. Here’s today’s, by Brooke Barker.

P.S. A Venn diagram for life and 12 winter pick-me-ups.… Read more

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Do or Don’t: Gaseous Emissions

Do or Don't: Gaseous Emissions

One night, my boyfriend asked me a special question…

“Why don’t you ever fart?”
“What?” I said, slightly taken aback. “Of course I do. I’m a human person.”
“But you don’t do it in front of me,” he said, then added, “It doesn’t make noise.”

What on earth was this?… Read more

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Have a Lovely Weekend.

Flowers by Nicki Sebastian

What are you up to this weekend? I’m having some female friends over tomorrow night and kicking Alex out of the apartment. I’m also reading this book on many readers’ recommendations, and I can see why people call it life-changing.… Read more

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So Many Art Projects

Grace Farris comic

¯_(ツ)_/¯ By the hilarious Grace Farris.

P.S. 11 ways to display family photos at home, and a funny bedtime ritual.… Read more

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What Birthday Cake Do You Like?

Joanna Goddard and Jean

My strong belief is that a birthday celebration should stretch as long as you can get away with — a couple nights of homemade cake, a romantic dinner out, possibly a candle during work lunch, mayyybe even a party.… Read more

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Beauty Uniform: Lydia Fenet

Beauty Uniform: Lydia Fenet

By day, Lydia Fenet heads up strategic partnerships at Christie’s Auction House, and by night she’s raising money for nonprofits as one of the world’s leading auctioneers.… Read more

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Four Fun Things

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

I devoured the memoir Inheritance in two days. When Dani Shapiro casually takes a genetic ancestry test, she is shocked to discover that her beloved late father was not, in fact, her biological dad.… Read more

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The Best Way to Eat Next-Day Pizza

Skillet pizza

One of the best parts of living in New York is having 24/7 access to pizza. I live near a pizza spot that boasts a three-hour wait most nights, so despite my best efforts to buddy up to the owner during off-hours, I’m still usually relegated to takeout.… Read more

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Have a Lovely Weekend.

Ovenly

What are you up to this weekend? We are taking the boys out for Ethiopian food in our neighborhood. (Alex took them last month, and they loved it.) How delicious is the spongey injera bread?… Read more

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Life of a Tea Kettle

Tea Kettle Brooke Barker

Every freaking time. By the wonderful Brooke Barker.

P.S. 5 embarrassing moments and random turn-ons.… Read more

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Caroline’s New Apartment Brings the Drama

Caroline Donofrio Apartment Tour

A couple months ago, my neighbor shared some news as he passed in the hallway: He and his wife were moving to Amsterdam and leaving behind their (bigger, brighter, situated-on-a-lower-floor-and-equipped-with-a-yard) apartment.… Read more

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US Book Covers vs. UK Book Covers

Ben Marcus

What book covers have caught your eye recently? When the same book is published in the U.S. and U.K., the covers can be completely different. Yesterday I came across a Literary Hub post comparing the covers in 2018, and it’s fascinating to see (the U.S.… Read more

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Winter Survival Idea: Soup Group

liz libre's home

Do you ever get the winter blues? The trees are bare, the wind is cold and the sun sets at 4:30 p.m. Winter! It’s hard not to feel a little out of sorts.… Read more

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5 Ways to Make Better Scrambled Eggs

5 Ways to Make Better Scrambled Eggs

When I’m home alone, I’ll often make scrambled eggs for dinner. The catch? I wing it every time and have no idea what I’m doing. Seventy percent of the time they’re really dry; and when they’re good, I can’t remember what I did.… Read more

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Happy Holidays!

Goddard-Williams family

Happy holidays! What are your plans for this week? I wanted to thank you so much for checking in over the past year. I’m so grateful for this exuberant community of smart, funny, wonderful women, and feel lucky every day to be part of it.… Read more

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15 of the Funniest Reader Comments

Lucy and Ethel

One of the best parts of working on Cup of Jo is reading the wonderful and wise comments section. Whether we tackle serious topics like grief and mental illness or lighthearted things like simple pleasures and tongue twisters, Cup of Jo readers always know what to say.… Read more

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Um, Can You Even Handle These Brownies?

Brownies with Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting

To finish our month of signature family recipes, food writer Posie Brien is sharing the brownies she grew up snacking on. “My mom would make brownies year-round, but especially during the holidays,” says Posie.… Read more

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My Beauty Uniform: Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley beauty

North Carolina-based Jessamyn Stanley has always been one of our favorite people to follow on Instagram. Over the past couple years, the yoga teacher and author has taken off, becoming a body-positive icon and powerful advocate, making the world of yoga (and the internet) a more inclusive place.… Read more

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Five Fun Things

Bridesmaids airplane scene

Over the past three decades, I’ve learned three truths about air travel: never get airport sushi, you will weep no matter what movie you watch, and the absolute #1 thing to carry in your bag is this rinse-free hand wash.… Read more

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8 Women on Choosing Not to Have Kids

8 Women on Choosing Not to Have Kids

We talk a lot about the many shapes families take. So, what about those of us who choose not to parent? Here, we spoke to eight women about how and why they decided to remain child-free…

Lauren, 34
When I was in high school, the thought of having children always felt like part of some abstract future plan.… Read more

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Regaining My Sanity and Success with Adero

I’m currently sitting at my laptop with more than five tabs open in my browser.  I’m ordering groceries on one site and creating birthday invitations on another, signing a contract electronically  and paying bills. I’m also signing up to drive the carpool, checking out the...

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Our Friend’s Favorite Holiday Recipe: Korean Short Rib Stew

kalbi-jjim christine han

What are your signature family dinners? Our dear friend and photographer we’ve loved working with for years, Christine Han, swears by Korean beef short rib stew.… Read more

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What IS Romance, Really?

When Harry Met Sally

No, but for real…

My cynicism started young. I was eight years old when my “boyfriend” (a title deserving of the largest quotation marks possible) approached me on the playground and told me he didn’t like me anymore.… Read more

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A Week of Outfits: Erica Allen-Kim

erica kim style

Assistant professor Erica Allen-Kim teaches architectural history and urban design at the University of Toronto. Her wardrobe is a mix of life-long investment pieces, fun items she grabs on sale, and one workhorse bag she pairs with everything.… Read more

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Gift Guide #8: Your Dad (or Father Figure) Who Listens to Opera Yet Also Knows Every Line of So I Married an Axe Murderer.

Bob Dylan

One of the year’s great books, including Bob Dylan, A Year and a Day, Ali, Frederick Douglass and Fly Girls. From $19.

cashmere everlane sweater

Cashmere sweater, $140, to keep him warm during the winter.… Read more

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11 Tips for Dining Out With Kids

toby and anton eating out

I always figured eating out with kids would be bananas. And it sometimes is! We’ve had whining, shouting, and two kids passed out in our laps.… Read more

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