Have a Lovely Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? For a Father’s Day getaway, we’re heading to a beach house. The boys can’t wait to swim in the ocean, and even though I’m a wuss about waves, I will try my best! Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the […]

Things You Might Say Instead

Cartoonist Sophie Lucido Johnson is the author of the graphic memoirs Many Love and Dear Sophie, Love Sophie, as well as the audiobook Love Without Sex. She contributes cartoons to The New Yorker, and her work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times and Bon Appétit. She lives in a bright yellow […]

5 Ways to Upgrade a Regular Green Salad

Happy June! Happy summer! Happy salads featuring greens that have actual flavor. The only problem? Even when my lettuce is crisp and fresh, I can only eat it with cherry tomatoes and vinaigrette so many times before I start falling asleep at the dinner table. In case anyone else finds themselves in this predicament, I […]

How Much Physical Affection Do You Show Your Own Parents?

I blast through my parents’ front door — a toddler perched regally on my hip, ready to be celebrated for her arrival, as toddlers always are. With 17 totes dangling from my arm, I reach a hand halfway around my mom’s shoulders and turn my body, just a teeny bit, her way. That “hug” is […]

Have a Delicious Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? We are watching the Warriors game tonight and hope to see Steph Curry’s famous shimmy! Also, I’ve been reading this Pulitzer-Prize-winning book and it’s incredible in so many ways. Have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web… Is Barry the funniest show […]

LaTonya Yvette’s Colorful Farmhouse Was Built for Black Joy

When author, blogger and stylist LaTonya Yvette bought her first home last year — a 172-year-old farmhouse two and a half hours outside New York City — it was a homeownership dream come true. She and her two children rent their apartment in Brooklyn, so The Mae House allows them to escape into nature; and […]

GLDN Jewelry Giveaway (and Discount Code)

What everyday jewelry do you wear? I’m drawn to pieces that are handmade, timeless, and sustainable. So, I’ve been really loving GLDN‘s personalized, understated jewelry. GLDN began on a kitchen floor when Chrissy Lavdovsky, a single mom in the Seattle area, decided to design personal jewelry and sell pieces on Etsy. Now, seven years later, […]

Have a Chill Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? My friend Alison (of Ethan Hawke fame) and I are going to see the one-woman play Oh God, a Show About Abortion, which is supposed to be great. (I’ll report back!) Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web… Author […]

Weekend Lady | Cup of Jo

Just a thought on inclusivity- there is no one universal inclusive representation of a human. If this was a survey or a comic about a group of people I’d want to see someone kinda close to myself represented, but since these comics are often about one person I think they are more about shared common […]

What Meal Do You Cook at the End of a Long Day?

Last week, a reader named Emily wrote to us… Emily had read this Brooklyn house tour, in which author Emma Straub had talked about go-to family meals. “Our #1 most cooked dish,” said Straub, “is this sheet pan red onion tomato feta broccoli situation. That is always what we cook when we can’t possibly think […]