Everything I’ve Learned From Potty-Training My Four Kids

September is a big month for the Shyba family, and this year is no exception. All of the kids besides baby Demi have started school, with Jack in 5th, Zoe in 4th, Beau in Kindergarten and Evangeline began attending preschool. Though we were already on...

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How Theo Improves Our Life

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. It’s hard to believe that Theo is nearly four...

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6 Big Fall Books

6 Big Fall Books

What books are on your list right now? After a few months of a slow (but intense!) reading ritual, I’ve been diving into some of fall’s buzzy new releases and it feels pret-ty, pret-ty great.… Read more

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A Colorful Seattle Home (With a Trick for Rainy Days)

A Colorful Seattle House Tour

Publicist Erin Cawley-Morse and restaurant owner Nat Stratton-Clarke have had a big few years: they bought their first house and are expecting identical twins next month!… Read more

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Apple Tarts With No-Churn Ice Cream

Apple Tarts With No-Churn Ice Cream

What’s a better way to take advantage of apple season than these ridiculously simple apple tarts? We’re happy to continue our month of easy desserts with a delicious recipe from Sarah Tuck’s new cookbook, Coming Unstuck.… Read more

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What’s Your Travel Beauty Secret?

Joanna Goddard

What beauty products do you bring when you travel? Over the years, I’ve tried to figure out a simple makeup look that works for day and night — that way, I can feel fresh-faced while focusing on adventures, food and two wild little boys.… Read more

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12 Great Reader Comments on Career

The Best Reader Comments on Career

When it comes to life advice, the conversations that happen in the comments section are always overflowing with wisdom. So, we’re happy to start regularly sharing our favorite reader quotes in various categories — from parenting to beauty to overcoming grief.… Read more

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Have a Great (Long) Weekend.

Have a Great Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? Any fun plans? I’m under the weather this weekend and I’m trying not to be a wuss about it.… Read more

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Four Fun Things

Jerry Before Seinfeld

Have you seen Jerry Before Seinfeld yet? In his Netflix stand-up special, Seinfeld pays tribute to his roots — his childhood years (he even visits the home he grew up in), the first jokes he ever told and the night his parents finally saw his routine.… Read more

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Healthy and Hearty at Mealtime

Though it’s already been a couple of weeks, I’m still slowly coming to accept the reality that I have four children in school. Three of them are, for the first and last time in their young lives, attending the same school. Evvie is going to...

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Do or Don’t: Writing Your Wedding Vows

Writing Your Wedding Vows

My wedding this summer in Rhode Island was full of wonderful moments I keep replaying in my head (wedding withdrawal is real, man), but something that really stands out is our vows…

Leading up to the big day, the ceremony was what made me most anxious.… Read more

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What Cute Things Are Your Kids Into?

What Does Your Kid Think Is Cool These Days?

When the boys were little, they had NO idea what was cool — they didn’t even know the definition of the word. They just did their funny things (carrying a violin around, wearing blazers, being a champion thumbsucker) and called it a day.… Read more

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What Food Geniuses Pack for Their Kids’ School Lunches

What Food Geniuses Pack for Their Kids' School Lunches

Do you have any go-to school lunches for kids? I used to put all sorts of things in Toby’s lunches, but now he insists on a PB&J almost every day because apparently that’s what’s cool in second grade!… Read more

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Have a Great Weekend.

Have a Great Weekend.

Today is the first day of fall!!!! Whoot whoot! What are you up to this weekend? We’re going to UCB’s ASSSSCAT improv comedy show on Sunday.… Read more

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First Dates (Behind the Scenes)

First Date Behind The Scenes

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

P.S. The little things, and modern dating.… Read more

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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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