Errands Made Easy

This post is sponsored by Walgreens and SheKnows Media.   My husband and I often use our experience raising children in New York City as a barometer to measure our aptitude as parents in the suburbs. Every day, as I’m loading my kids into the...

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Have a Great Weekend.

Amy Merrick flowers

What are you up to this weekend? I’m exhausted after a busy week, so my plans are to lie low. Luckily, the boys got a crazy clay wheel, so all they want to do right now is make little bowls and snakes (and, in Toby’s case, meatballs, haha).… Read more

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Crushing on Midi Dresses

Christy Dawn midi dress

Now that I’m in my late 30s, I’ve figured out certain things that make life easier. Cutting pizza with scissors. Choosing an aisle seat on the plane.… Read more

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Nine Women Talk About Their Divorces

Best Divorce Advice

Have you ever ended things with a serious partner? We asked nine women about their divorces and separations — the pros, cons and how they made it through.… Read more

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Ask Paco: Your Money Questions, Answered

Ask Paco Finance Column

Once a month, finance expert Paco de Leon tackles our pressing questions about all things money, with her dose of humor. Here are today’s three topics, including an easy book on investing…

Q.… Read more

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My Sister’s Killer Salad Recommendation

Mark Bittman's Grilled Cheese Salad

My sister Lucy is one of those people who can peek into the fridge, pull out a little of this and a little of that, and then bust out a delicious meal.… Read more

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I Tried the Diva Cup, And Here’s What Happened

Elaine Benes

The other day, I posted on Instagram about walking to our workspace bathroom with my tampon in my hand, instead of hidden in my sock. And I instantly got hundreds of comments saying…

…Why are you not using a menstrual cup???… Read more

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In Which I Lost My Wedding Ring

Joanna and Alex wedding

Last week, I lost my wedding ring…

I was climbing into bed one night when I realized my ring wasn’t on my finger, and probably hadn’t been for hours.… Read more

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13 Surprising Things About Parenting in Hungary

13 Surprising Things About Parenting in Hungary

13 Surprising Things About Parenting in Hungary

Today, for our Motherhood Around the World series, we’re chatting with Anna Babics, who was born and raised in Budapest. She now lives there with her husband László and their two children — Róza and Lőrinc.… Read more

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Back To School Fashion with the All New Gymboree!

We are excited for school starting in just three weeks. Jack is heading to sixth grade (middle school!), Zoe will be in fifth grade, Beau will be in first grade, Evvie will be in Pre-Kindergarten and Demi will be happy to have all the attention...

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A Realization That Changed My Dating Life

Before Sunrise

Indeed I am still single. And I realized something …

If you take an introductory fiction writing class, there’s a good chance it will touch on three-act structure.… Read more

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A Week of Outfits: Naudia Jones

A Week of Outfits: Naudia Jones

You know those people whose smile can light up an entire room? Meet Naudia Jones. The nutritionist and recent Brooklyn College grad radiates confidence everywhere she goes.… Read more

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Summer Squashes With Parmesan

Summer Squashes With Parmigiano

Do you have any easy recipes after hitting up the farmers’ market? Or, to be more specific, a plan of attack when you accidentally wrangle enough zucchini to feed a small army — and NOTHING ELSE?… Read more

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Three Fun Things

Doen puffy sleeve blouse

Today, I plead my case for the baby puff sleeve — HEAR ME OUT. The Victorian-era-slash-ultra-80s trend can feel over-the-top, but it was worn by some of the greats: Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C.… Read more

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Staving Off Food Allergies with Peanut Butter & Banana Muffins

This post is sponsored by The National Peanut Board Our oldest son, Jack has set the bar for us as parents in so many ways. He is an exceptional human being in that he is kind + empathetic, motivated to excel in all areas of...

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What TV Shows Are You Watching?

Hannah Gadsby Nanette

My friends and co-workers can attest that I’ve been RAVING non-stop about a certain show for weeks…

Have you seen Nanette? I found the comedy special while scrolling aimlessly through Netflix one night and decided to give it a go.… Read more

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Ask Paco (Because Finance Can Be Fun)

Ask Paco (Because Finance Can Be Fun)

Once a month, finance expert Paco de Leon will be tackling our pressing questions about all things money (with a good dose of wit and wisdom).… Read more

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A No-Fuss Dinner Idea

An Easy Gluten-Free Pizza

What are you cooking these days? To kick off a month of summer produce, we’re excited to feature a delicious pesto and arugula pizza from Bettina Campolucci Bordi’s Happy Food.… Read more

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Our Cornwall Vacation

Cornwall family vacation

Growing up, we spent almost every summer visiting my grandparents in Cornwall, England, and it was easily the most magical part of our childhoods. (The beaches!… Read more

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The Magic Date Dress

The Magic Date Dress

One day last summer, my best friend texted with some news…

“I found a magic date dress!” she said. She was very excited about this.

“What?” I furrowed my brow.… Read more

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Welcome, Franny!

Welcome, Franny!

We’re thrilled to officially introduce Franny Eremin, the newest member of the Cup of Jo team. She’s smart, hilarious and you’re going to love her.… Read more

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On Coming Out at Work

Coming out at work

After moving to New York City and starting a new job, my Google search history included ‘cheapest happy hours,’ ‘dress codes at publishing houses’ and one other burning question I dared to ask the internet…

‘How do I come out at work?’

According to WikiHow and a slew of online forums, inquiring LGBTQ readers need not worry.… Read more

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A Foolproof Birthday Present (For $1)

Toby and Anton

Speaking of birthdays, we’ve discovered a birthday gift that works every time…

A Slamdunk Birthday Present

Guest checks, like restaurant servers use! Toby got these for Christmas and has played with them one million times since then.… Read more

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8 Wonderful Birthday Cakes

Strawberry cake by Smitten Kitchen

What kind of birthday cake do you like? We celebrated Anton’s fifth birthday party this weekend. (His actual birthday isn’t until July 5th, but we’ll be visiting my grandmother next week.) Here’s the cake we made at home, plus seven other cool ones…

Strawberry cake by Smitten Kitchen

We made this strawberry cake for our family celebration at home.… Read more

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Have a Good Weekend.

Eggs

What are your plans this weekend? We’re relaxing tonight (and I’m painting my nails my go-to summer color), but on Saturday afternoon, Toby and Anton are helping host a bake sale to raise money for RAICES and the ACLU.… Read more

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10 Funny Illustrations About Life

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For almost two years, we’ve featured Mari Andrew’s wonderful illustrations every Friday (here’s the very first one!), and they were always a huge hit. She is now traveling in Australia, working on her second book and focusing on personal projects, so our time with her is ending.… Read more

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Family Separation: How to Help Now

Family Separation: What's Happening After Trump's Executive Order

We know readers often come to Cup of Jo for a pick-me-up, and we had regular editorial posts planned for today. However, like so many of you, we’ve been consumed by the news of children being taken from their parents.… Read more

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A Funny Thing That Happens in Relationships

A Surprising Part of Relationships

Are you in a long-term relationship? I’ve realized something…

I’ve been dating my boyfriend Andrew for seven years, and we’ve officially exchanged every story from our lives and of the lives of anyone we’ve ever known.… Read more

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Five Fun Things

Four Fun Things (Father's Day Edition)

“An overwhelming amount of dads have an overwhelming amount of love for the art of making omelets,” says food writer Valerio Farris. So, here’s how to make a perfect omelet, according to five fathers.… Read more

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8 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father’s Day

Alex Williams

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17th. A few years ago, Alex wrote our Father’s Day gift guide because, as he said, “sometimes guys just want a football.” So, last night, I asked him to reveal the gifts on his wishlist this year, and here’s what he said…

Muhammad Ali biography

King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero, $7.… Read more

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