Why My Husband and I Gave Our Daughter My Last Name

Why My Husband and I Gave Our Daughter My Last Name

I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve been waiting for someone to ask me about my daughter’s last name. I was promised we’d be stopped at the…

Have a Lovely Weekend. | Cup of Jo

Have a Lovely Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? The boys started a basketball class, which they take very seriously. When Toby made a basket during a scrimmage, he…

Fantasies I Have About My Kids Getting Older

Fantasies I Have About My Kids Getting Older

Hi Betsy, re: teens- I don’t know yet, but I’ve seen how my kids wade me into each new thing. Like, thank god, they’re not born teens-…

What Makeup to Wear to Walk Off the Plane, and Other Reader Questions

What Makeup to Wear to Walk Off the Plane, and Other Reader Questions

We’ve loved answering 21 reader questions in the past (and hearing everyone weigh in). Here are three more, including where to find a cute swimsuit and how…

What Kind of Accent Do You Have?

What Kind of Accent Do You Have?

What kind of accent do you have? Growing up in Michigan, I picked up a slight Michigan accent. For example, I’d say “maahm” instead of “mom,” and…

A Love Letter to My Anti-Anxiety Medication

A Love Letter to My Anti-Anxiety Medication

When I was 27, I felt bad all the time. Every morning, I’d wake up with hot gulps of anxiety, as if I were drinking boiling tea….

Ichijuu Sansai

A Japanese Formula for Dinner: One Soup, Three Sides

As a New Yorker, I love the convenience of delivery, but sometimes when I get home from work… I’m just too hungry to wait. So, before attacking…