Motherhood

Which Board Games Do You Like For Kids?

Board Games for Kids

This summer, Toby, Anton and I have been getting really into playing games together. We’ve always liked Zingo and Perfection (makes your heart race). And when Toby and I visited my mom this weekend, we played Memory on her coffee table every evening. Toby liked to peek at each card before officially choosing one, but the game helped teach him to play fairly. I’m also excited to try Guess Who with the boys — a flashback to my own childhood!

Do you have any recommendations? I’d love to hear…

P.S. Slamdunk birthday presents for kids.

(Photo of Chris Evert with her siblings in 1971.)

Motherhood

15 Surprising Things About Parenting in Jordan

15 Things About Living In Jordan

15 Things About Living In Jordan

For this week’s Motherhood Around The World interview, we talked to Kelly, who lives in Northern Jordan with her husband, Jeremy, and their two sons, Caleb, 5, and Evan, 3. She is a part-time nurse practitioner who is homeschooling her children, and Jeremy is a family doctor. Here, she talks about falafel for breakfast, grown-up slumber parties, and a lovely way to soothe babies…

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Design

Have a Lovely Weekend.

Have a Lovely Weekend.

What are your plans this weekend? I’m flying to Michigan today to pick up six-year-old Toby, who has been staying with my mom on this own this week for “Nana camp.” (My mom has been daydreaming about doing this before I was even pregnant.) He has taken swimming lessons during the day and eaten homemade mac n’ cheese at night. Easy times! I cannot wait to see that little dollface — I have missed him so much! Have a great weekend, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Love this funny guy’s travel uniform.

Cool balloons.

Wouldn’t you love to beam yourself here?

Have you watched Catastrophe? My friends recommended it forever, and I’m finally watching it. Really great.

The prettiest way to serve olives.

How God created animals. Made me laugh.

Busted.

What it feels like to attend a silent retreat.

Have you heard of frosé?

How to make the best salads at home.

A story of a fuck-off fund. (Worth reading.)

(Photo by Amanda Jane Jones. Animals via Joy.)

Good News

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale starts today, and they have eight gazillion items at very reduced prices. (For example, this pretty bag is only $30!) If you’re on the hunt for some fall clothes, here are a few of our picks…

Thoughts? Shop the full sale here, if you’d like.

(Top photo by Ana Schechter for Cup of Jo. Our model, Sarah Moussa, is wearing this cotton top. This post is in partnership with Nordstrom, a retailer we’ve loved for years. They have amazing customer service, and always offer free shipping and returns. Thank you so much for supporting the sponsors that support Cup of Jo.)

Design

Four Great Things

Michelle Obama broke the Internet this morning when she went on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. They dance to Beyoncé and Missy Elliott, and she talks about grilled cheese, her husband and education for girls.

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in America

Have you been to any of the 50 most beautiful places in America? Makes me want to take a road trip. (That’s Virginia, above.)

Don Romesburg

California students will now get to learn about LGBT history in school, after a unanimous vote by the California State Board of Education. “It allows all students to think critically and expansively about how that past relates to the present and future roles that they can play in an inclusive and respectful society,” said Don Romesburg, framework director for the Committee on LGBT History. Thumbs up all around.

Hobes shoes

Last but not least, Hobes has a new shoe color: dust. How cute are those?

P.S. More fun things.

(L.A. Times story via MR.)