Have a Sweet Weekend.

Anton

What are you up to this weekend? My friend Gemma and I are going to eat pizza and people watch in Washington Square Park tonight. Nothing like watching the world go by.… Read more

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All of My Mom Voices

Getting ready for the weekend. By the wonderful Grace Farris.

P.S. How long it takes to do something and the best gifts.… Read more

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In Which I Ran Into My Ex-Boyfriend

In Which I Ran Into My Ex-Boyfriend

Soooooo, last week, I was walking out of a restaurant, minding my own business…

In Which I Ran Into My Ex-Boyfriend

It was a beautiful Brooklyn evening, with birds chirping and cars rumbling down the street.… Read more

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Three Friends Share Their Favorite Natural Hairstyles

Three Natural Hair Styles for Summer

Every summer, an exhilaration comes over me at the thought of changing my hair — the options are vast and beautiful! This year, I decided on a short, angled cut (I’m in the red dress), and it has been one of my favorite styles.… Read more

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The Clothing Trend We’re Seeing Everywhere

Doen Floral Shirt

This summer, I keep spotting women around town wearing clothes with something in common…

…a square neckline. It feels straight out of the movie Emma, in which Gwyneth Paltrow wore square-necked dresses.… Read more

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I Thought I’d Accepted My Body. Then I Got Pregnant.

I Thought I'd Accepted My Body. Then I Got Pregnant.

When you’re a chubby kid who grows into a fat woman, you get one message early and often…

Your body doesn’t work right. I learned that from playground jerks, dismayed Weight Watchers coaches, the entire clothing retail industry.… Read more

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Haircut Internal Debate

Haircut comic by Grace Farris

It’s complicated. By the wonderful Grace Farris.

P.S. First dates, and relaxing experiences.… Read more

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What Movies Have You Enjoyed Lately?

Tonight, my friend Gemma and I are sneaking away from our families and meeting in Manhattan, ordering popcorn and watching the new movie The Farewell.… Read more

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12 Wedding Dos and Don’ts

12 Wedding Dos and Don'ts

What advice would you give couples about to get hitched? (I’d recommend wearing comfortable flats!) Here, a few beautiful brides share their 12 biggest dos and don’ts…

12 Wedding Dos and Don'ts

12 Wedding Dos and Don'ts

Consider a personal venue: “Arlo and I got married at a New Hampshire meeting house that we’d driven by and admired for years and held the reception at his family’s cottage on a lake.… Read more

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Do You Have a Personal Ritual?

Do You Have a Personal Ritual?

When I was a child, I heard a story I’ll never forget…

My mom’s friend had a personal ritual. Every Thursday night, she would come home after a long day of teaching dance classes.… Read more

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What Food Do I Bring to New Parents, and Other Burning Questions

What Food Do I Bring to New Parents, And Other Burning Questions

Welcome to this month’s edition of Burning Questions! On today’s collective brain? Easy things to take to new parents, affordable cloth napkins, and thinking outside the chip-n-dip for party starters…

What’s an easy, portable meal to take to a new mother?… Read more

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The Clothes We Wear Absolutely Everywhere

Everlane

For years, Everlane has been the clothing brand we reach for over and over again. From jeans to dresses to shoes, their pieces take us from the office to date nights to knocking around on weekends.… Read more

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Have a Lovely Weekend.

gardens at middlefield

What are you up to this weekend? We’ll be knocking around the neighborhood and also going to our friend’s house for dinner tonight. (Our contribution is the strawberry cake:) Hope you have a good one — take it easy — and here are a few fun links from around the web…

The Nordstrom anniversary sale starts today for cardmembers.… Read more

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Where Have You Cried in Public?

crying in public

Having grown up in New York City, I have had the great pleasure of crying publicly all over this town…

From the Bronx to Battery Park!… Read more

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The Softest, Softest Linen Bedding

Best Indigo Linen Bedding by Brooklinen

For most of my life, I wasn’t a bed person. I just got in, slept and got out. But everything changed when I discovered Brooklinen bedding.… Read more

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What’s Your Most Awkward Date Story?

Awkward Date

One day, several years ago, I got a text from a guy named Rob…

“Want to get a drink?” it said, then suggested a fancy bar in a trendy neighborhood.… Read more

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My Beauty Uniform: Kelsey Miller

My Beauty Uniform: Kelsey Miller

The wonderful Kelsey Miller is a frequent contributor to Cup of Jo, and today we’re thrilled to share her beauty routine. She’s an author and journalist who writes about everything from pop culture to body positivity.… Read more

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One-Pot Summer Pasta

One Pot Pasta by Everyday is Saturday

I made this easy dinner the other night…

The recipe was from Sarah Copeland’s gorgeous new cookbook Every Day is Saturday. For her ‘Summer Macaroni,’ she throws everything into the pot at the same time (including onions, herbs and oil).… Read more

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3 Summer Trends We Are Here For (Thoughts?)

Summer Trends 2019

This summer is full of styles we can’t get enough of (see also: pearls, daisies, black and white prints). The best thing is, they feel effortlessly wearable and will look timeless for years.… Read more

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What Are Your Top Three Movies of All Time?

The Godfather

The other day, my 17-year-old daughter texted a question on the family group chat. “Poll! What are your top three favorite movies?”

Naturally, when someone asks you a question that broad, you can’t think of a single movie you’ve ever seen in your life.… Read more

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14 of My Favorite Plus-Size & Size-Inclusive Clothing Brands

14 of My Favorite Plus-Size & Size-Inclusive Clothing Brands

Shopping for plus-size clothing used to be a fairly grim errand. Growing up, I remember going to Lane Bryant — the one and only option — and looking around at the structured blazers and suit-dresses thinking, “Can I wear a blazer to Heather’s swim party?” Unless you were an adult woman with an office job, there just wasn’t much out there…

Thankfully, the market has broadened since then (as has Lane Bryant’s collection, I might add).… Read more

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The Dinner-Changing Magic of Candlesticks

The Dinner-Changing Magic of Candlesticks

Last year, our weekday dinners were starting to feel a little monotonous…

We’d rush home from work, make scrambled eggs or a Trader Joe’s frozen pizza, and still feel our minds buzzing, while we asked the boys: “How was your day at school?” (which I’ve heard feels, to a child, the same as asking, “How were the last 20 years of your life?”).… Read more

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Maybe, Baby?

Infertility comic by Jessica Olien

Last year, cartoonist and author Jessica Olien decided to try for a baby. But then she learned that it might not be possible…

Infertility comic by Jessica Olien

Infertility comic by Jessica Olien

Infertility comic by Jessica Olien

Thank you so much, Jessica, for sharing your story.… Read more

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Have a Relaxing Weekend.

Cats by 3191 Miles Apart

What are you up to this weekend? We are throwing Anton’s birthday party tomorrow — it’s the first time he’s wanted a real one because he can feel a little shy!… Read more

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What Baking Recipes Do You Love?

Best baking recipes

Question for the group! Recently, I’ve gotten really into baking, and I’m dying to ask: which recipes you swear by? The amazing (and easy) recipe that Anton and I make on repeat is…

Smitten Kitchen’s Strawberry cake.… Read more

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Four Fun Things

West Village by Nicole Franzen

Walks are the best — like exercise and meditation you can squeeze in between tasks. Says the always hilarious David Sedaris, “I was traveling when I got my Fitbit, and because the tingle [of reaching 10000 steps] feels so good, not just as a sensation but also as a mark of accomplishment, I began pacing the airport rather than doing what I normally do, which is sit in the waiting area, wondering which of the many people around me will die first, and of what.”

Steamed broccoli by Sarah Jampel

Food writer Jenny Rosenstrach and her husband Andy Ward have a handy dinner formula for parents this summer: “________ + Side of Broccoli = Healthy Enough.” So, go ahead and dish out mac n cheese or hot dogs, as long as you have that virtuous veg sitting pretty on the side.… Read more

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My Beauty Uniform: Crystal Dunn

Crystal Dunn soccer player

This afternoon, 26-year-old soccer player Crystal Dunn, a defender on the U.S. Women’s National Team, will take the field to play Thailand in the first round of the World Cup.… Read more

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Mabo Kids Giveaway

Mabo Kids Clothes

For years, Mabo has been one of our favorite places to find beautiful, well-made children’s clothing. Today they’re offering a $300 giveaway (and a discount code)…

Mabo Kids

All of Mabo’s pieces are incredibly well made and last forever.… Read more

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Kate Baer’s Motherhood Poems Make Me Laugh and Cry

Parenting Poems by Kate Baer

Have you heard of Kate Baer? The Pennsylvania-based poet writes about the behind-the-scenes of parenting and marriage in such a real way, you can’t help nodding your head while reading.… Read more

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Have a Loving Weekend.

Pride Parade engagement

Happy Pride Month! What are you up to this weekend? We’re going on a sail for my friend Gemma‘s birthday, and we’ll also be getting family haircuts on Saturday.… Read more

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