Baked Cheese Grits from a Lowcountry Matriarch

Emily Meggett, age 89, is considered to be one of the most important figures carrying on the history of the Gullah Geechee Corridor. The term refers to a string of coastlines along North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, where enslaved Africans from tribal groups of west and central Africa and their descendants managed to […]

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 border, denied entry to public school and interrogated by neighbors, colleagues and friends. That’s the whole reason she has it. Yes, I gave my daughter my name to […]

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 thanked his teammates for the support and said he couldn’t have done it without them. Cutest. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links […]

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. Then I would feel panicky all day: if a car honked, I would jump; if my boss shouted, I would cry in the bathroom. Friends always seemed vaguely […]

What Do You Wear on Date Nights?

On date nights, I usually throw on a sweater and lipstick. But the other day, my friend Gemma texted me this photo of her look, as she headed out to dinner with her husband. How gorgeous is she? And how fun does it sound, after these intense couple years, to smudge on eyeliner and spritz […]

Lose Fat and Gain Muscle (At the Same Time)

There’s an argument in the fitness world that you can either choose to lose fat OR gain muscle. That they just can’t be done simultaneously. To this, I say, “Hogwash!” We have tons of success stories from our online coaching clients who have been able to do both simultaneously: Let us help you build muscle […]

Have a Fun Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? My mom is visiting and we are going to a new pasta restaurant and seeing Cyrano de Bergerac, which I’m really excited about. I haven’t been to a play in years! Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web… Is […]

Should You Do Couch to 5K? (5 Mistakes to Avoid)

If you’re looking to run your first 5K, you’ve come to the right place.  In today’s guide, we’ll cover common questions – and 5 mistakes – about the Couch to 5K program: Before we jump in… If you’re interested in running a 5k (which you are, ’cause you’re here) you may want to try our […]

Plant Children

There’s always a favorite. By the brilliant Becky Barnicoat. P.S. Hanging plants and yoga poses for parents.… Read more The post Plant Children appeared first on Cup of Jo. Source link Belita KimballI’m a health and wellness writer and blogger with an interest in food, fitness, and living life to the fullest. Life is a […]

How Much Water Do I Need? (Guide to H2O)

So you want to know, “How much water should I drink a day?” The short answer: drink enough to not be thirsty (maybe slightly more). The long answer: read this guide for that! Proper water consumption is a must for health and fitness, which is why we discuss it with every single member of our […]