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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Have a Lovely Weekend.

Volvo in California by Kendra Smoot

We’re going to our friend’s annual holiday party tomorrow night, and he always pulls out all the stops. (One year, he made a turkducken.) We’re getting fancy, and I’m looking forward to wearing this dress and heels.… Read more

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The 7 Best Sales Today

best cyber monday sales 2018

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! A new post is coming up (and here’s our 2018 gift guide so far), but, meanwhile, if you’re doing some shopping for yourself or others, here’s a round-up of seven awesome sales…

* Nordstrom is having a HUGE sale.… Read more

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving! (+ Links)

Leaves by Liz Libré

Happy Thanksgiving! What are your plans? My aunt is visiting from England, and she’s making her legendary roast potatoes for the big day. Meanwhile, our upstairs neighbors are tired of turkey, so they’re serving a giant bowl of spicy pasta.… Read more

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This Apple Crisp Makes the Entire House Smell Dreamy

Apple crisp

There’s nothing quite like the scent of a freshly baked dessert filling up the whole house, don’t you think? For our month of easy desserts, we’re happy to share this apple crisp from Claire Tansey’s Uncomplicated.… Read more

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A Big French Giveaway

Holiday Dress Giveaway

Have you heard of ba&sh? The Paris-based company was started by two friends, Barbara and Sharon, a lawyer and a publicist, who decided to join forces and create their dream wardrobe for modern women.… Read more

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Do You Care About Height When Dating?

joanna goddard alex williams wedding

Alex and I recently celebrated our ninth anniversary, and my big question of the night was…

Should I wear heels? Alex is 5’8″ and I’m 5’6″, so when I wear heels, I’m slightly taller.… Read more

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Gift Guide Part #2: Your Goofy Kids Who Sing in the Bath and Write Earnest Fan Letters to the Cast of Full House.

Dragons Love Tacos pajamas

Pajamas with a bedtime story, $48. (More here and here.)

Caboodle

Caboodle, $17, for all their coins, lip balm, rubber bands and stickers. (I brought one home from work the other day and my boys LOST THEIR MINDS.)

bug bingo

Bug bingo, $27, for heart-pounding fun.… Read more

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Have a Great Weekend.

Ilhan Omar

What are you up to this weekend? We’re taking the boys for a nighttime carousel ride (!!!) and going on a leaf-crunching bike ride. It’s definitely fall out there.… Read more

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Making New Friends

Making new friends

Every Friday, we’ll be featuring cartoons by a few illustrators we love. First up, the wonderful Brooke Barker of Sad Animal Facts.

P.S. Making new friends as an adult, and a cookbook club.… Read more

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The Jeans I Wear Every Day

A Cup of Jo: How to Style Jeans

Jeans. Was there ever a staplier staple? Since their birth as work pants in 1873, jeans have come a very long way. Here, along with my favorite Mott & Bow jeans, are five tips for how to wear and style jeans…

A Cup of Jo: How to Style Jeans

Here, I’m wearing the slim boyfriend jeans and the fitted crew.… Read more

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The Sweetest Grown-Up Party Game

It’s always a slam dunk…

When my friend turned 30, and then my dad had his 60th birthday, and then my friend moved to Florida, and then my cousin had a baby shower, we did the same thing every time to show how much we loved them: a playful quiz to see who knows them best.… Read more

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What Happened When I Started Intuitive Eating

kelsey miller intuitive eating

I turned to my husband in the kitchen this morning and said, “Huh, I think I’m going to have a piece of cake”…

It was 6 a.m.… Read more

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A Week of Outfits: Hannah Proff

Lawyer Hannah Proff's week of outfits

Denver-based Hannah Proff knows workwear. “As a criminal defense attorney, I’m in court almost every day,” she says. “The unspoken rule is that you have to wear a blazer, but I try to mix it up on the days where I’m not in court.” Here, Hannah shows us five outfits she wears regularly…

Lawyer Hannah Proff's week of outfits

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This Is Just My Face

Caroline Donofrio

Hello, my name is Caroline and I am not smiling as I type this…

Because I am not smiling, one might assume that I am upset, or worried, or perhaps just contemplative.… Read more

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Learning Their Love Language

This post has been sponsored by Pup-Peroni®. I received product and compensation, but all opinions are my own.   When we adopted Theo as a small pup, I was immediately surprised at how humanlike his needs and emotions were. I felt initially overwhelmed (in a...

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Fashion Quiz: Which Decade Are You?

Three fall looks

Which decade’s styles are you most drawn to: the 70s, 80s or 90s? Here are three fall looks inspired by years past…

Three Fall Trends

Three Fall Trends

The 70s: Your hair may or may not be feathered.… Read more

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What Has Inspired You Lately?

What Has Inspired You Lately?

When we were growing up, my dad would regularly weep in the car…

While driving us to school or a snowy Michigan lake perfect for ice skating, my dad would turn on a cassette tape of a beloved opera or Beethoven’s Ninth, and slow fat tears would roll down his face.… Read more

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Ask Paco: “I’m Drowning in Student Loans.”

Paco de Leon's Finance Advice

Every month, finance guru Paco de Leon offers words of wisdom from the world of coin. In today’s installment, she’s sharing tips for paying off student loans…

Q.… Read more

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This Salad Is One Reader’s Cure for Homesickness

Greek salad with shrimp

Today, our month of reader recipes continues with a twist on Greek dakos salad from Julianna, a menswear merchant from New York City. “My family is Greek and has owned Greek restaurants since immigrating to America.… Read more

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11 Wedding Dos and Don’ts

lisa and inge's wedding

On this hump day afternoon, let’s talk about something fun! What advice would you give friends who are planning their weddings? (Mine is to wear waterproof mascara.) Here, newlywed couples share the 11 things they swear by…

lisa and inge's wedding

Break the ice: “During the ceremony, I was pretty nervous.… Read more

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This Dinner Is So Good, It Has a Nickname

Kale Sausage Beans Dinner

For this month of reader dinners, Katie from Brooklyn is sharing a kale and sausage dish that has become a weeknight ritual and legend among her friends.… Read more

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An Anxiety Trick

An Anxiety Trick

Recently, my bedtime ritual has gone like this: Brush my teeth, climb into bed and…

…freak out.

As soon as my head hits the pillow, whatever is on my mind — the boys, work, marriage, politics — blow in like a hurricane.… Read more

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Kitchen Art

Silke Bonde house tour

What kind of art do you have in your kitchen? We have mostly family photos, but the other day I came across the home tour of Danish designer Silke Bonde, and how lovely is her knife and fork print?… Read more

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