What Are You an Expert In?

Last night, nine-year-old Anton did a sort of kicky handstand situation. Then he looked at me and said: “I’m a god at cartwheels.” Yes! I laughed and clapped. But his unapologetic confidence reminded me of a women’s leadership group that my friend Juliet recently attended. To kick off the session, they were asked to go […]

What It’s Like to Parent in Canada

Today, our Parenting Around the World Series takes us to Canada, where we meet Stephanie Vainer, an Indigenous woman who grew up on an Ojibwe reserve and now lives with her husband and two children. Here, she talks about hunting, Native TikTok, and forest schools that encourage “risky play”… Stephanie’s background: Stephanie was born and […]

What to Do During Nap Time

Or… Do what feels best. Sharee Miller is the author of Princess Hair and Don’t Touch My Hair. She lives in Jersey City with her spouse, toddler son, and two cats, Pumpkin and Spice. Her comics celebrate Black joy and self-care. Welcome to CoJ, Sharee! 26 COMMENTS Source link Belita KimballI’m a health and wellness […]

Have a Relaxing Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? We are planning to hang with friends and hopefully go swimming. Also, hot tip for my fellow New Yorkers: We just discovered this Italian spot in Carroll Gardens, started by four charming friends from all around Italy, and the food is FANTASTIC. It’s still undiscovered, but I doubt […]

Five Things to Do With Corn, Tomatoes, or Both

When I was a kid, the only thing preventing complete despair over the end of summer vacation was that it happened to coincide with peak corn and tomato season. As a grown-up and a dinner lover, I still feel this way! When these two August VIPs are at their best, a good meal is virtually […]

Toby’s Genius Way of Making Friends

Twelve-year-old Toby has a three-step approach to deepening friendships, and it really works… 1. Just invite them. Every week or two, Toby will stroll into whatever room I’m working in and casually announce: “Claire’s family will be here at 6 p.m.” Or “Raj and Kaori are coming by for ice cream tonight.” He will have […]

Have a Relaxing Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? We are going to our friend’s birthday dinner, and our job is to bring a pitcher of margaritas. She’s also letting me arrive early to rock her baby to sleep, eeeeeps! Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web… […]

Where New Yorkers Eat in New York

New York City! So many places to eat, so many moments of paralysis deciding where to go. To help, we’ve enlisted a panel of New York food pros and asked them where they pick up bagels, grab brunch with the kids, and meet for date nights. Or just, you know, what neighborhood spot they crave […]

14 Surprising Things About Parenting in India

Today, for our next Parenthood Around the World interview, we spoke to Gopika Kapoor, a writer and neurodiversity consultant, who lives in Mumbai with her husband and twin children. Here, she describes arranged marriages, a deep reverence for grandparents, and raising a child with autism in India… Gopika’s background: Born and raised in Mumbai, Gopika […]

Have a Great Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? We are taking it very easy, and our big plans are to play card games and eat toast for dinner. Also, I’d love to wish a happy Islamic Hijri New Year to those who celebrate — kul aam wa anatom bekhayr. Have a good one, and here are a […]