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Have a Great Weekend.

Hillary Rodham (center) attends a student rally at Wellesley College in 1968.

What are you up to this weekend, other than obsessing over the election? It’s down to the wire! We’re having friends over tonight for pizza to try to calm our nerves. Also, Amy Schumer made a whole new argument for voting that made me laugh. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

It’s okay to never wash your coffee mug.

For Andy Samberg fans out there, here’s a behind-the-scenes video of his tennis cover.

An almost sleepover party. Brilliant!

25 famous women on dealing with anxiety and depression.

The official trailer for La La Land, the Hollywood movie musical that every critic is going ape over.

Also, The Crown starts today on Netflix.

An argument for a little pink.

Which countries are introverted vs. extroverted. (Can you guess?)

This pretty thing is at the top of my fall wishlist.

Phrases that brave and wise people commonly use.

Louis C.K. on voting for Hillary. And I think it’s important to say, I’m voting for her because I really love her and her policies to help women, children and the economy, not just because I am so adamantly against Trump. (Also, a reminder of the 282 people, places and things Donald Trump has insulted on Twitter — and that’s just on Twitter.)

Last but not least, how to make everything okay.

Plus, a great reader comment from Julia:
When my son was about to turn 7, he was stalling at bedtime. He called from his room, “Moooooom!”
“What, Jake?” I said, annoyed.
“Mom, I just realized something…”
I knew this trick and was not having it. “Congratulations!” I snapped. “Now PLEASE go to sleep!”
After a few minutes, he said mournfully, “But I really want to tell you…”
I remember this moment clearly because I was getting angry and ready to yell at him, but instead I took a deep breath and said calmly, “What did you just realize?”
With a smile in his voice he chirped, “Mom, I realized why boys don’t go into the girls bathroom.”
This time I took the bait. “Really? Why?”
“Because the sign on the door says ‘Wo(ah)! Man!'”
Not expecting this answer, I burst out laughing. Not that generic mom laugh but a sincere belly laugh. Surprised by my reaction, he broke into hysterical laughter, too, and the two of us, each in our respective beds, filled the dark house with infectious laughter. This later became the “Remember that time when I made you laugh SO hard” story.

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(Top photo of Hillary in the crowd at a Wellesley College student rally, 1968, via Wellesley College Archives. Bottom photo by Gabriel Hackett. Introverted countries via Swissmiss.)

  1. Kandice says...

    Just wanted to say that I loved your reader’s comment. Wo(ah) man! was hilarious and made me laugh out loud at my desk. Considering I’m reading this on a very anxious Tuesday (Election Day), this was a nice comic relief. Thank you!

  2. Rue says...

    I had an almost sleepover with my best friend Al when we were somewhere between 4 and 6? And it was THE COOLEST. We wore our PJs and got into bed and then my dad came and picked me up and took me to 7-11 in my pajamas and it all felt magical.

  3. Samantha says...

    I love that picture, but I’m pretty sure it’s not Hillary. Anyone else?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      She’s to the right of the girl with the megaphone I think!

    • Lexi Mainland says...

      Hi Samantha! Hillary isn’t the woman with the megaphone, if that’s what you mean. She’s the woman in the audience with the checked miniskirt, glasses and loafers. Here’s the photo in Time magazine’s collection of vintage Hillary photos: http://time.com/hillary-clinton-roots/

    • Samantha says...

      I see now, thanks! For some reason the first pic hadn’t loaded, and I was looking at the one at the end.

  4. From everything I’ve seen, I admire Hillary. She has dedicated her life to public service. She is a brilliant woman who I believe would make an outstanding president, and I sure hope she is given the opportunity to do it.

  5. Jessica says...

    I used to respect HRC until it started to seem like she would say or do anything to further her political career. That being said, many politicians are like that, and she’s still a better option than Trump. I just wish our first female president were less of a disappointment to me personally.

    • jessica, thank you for saying this. I think it’s hard for people to feel both of these things simultaneously, but this has been my precise struggle throughout this election. I believe we as a nation must commit to holding WHOEVER gets the office accountable for his or her actions. (I’m looking at you, TPP and fracking.)

  6. Stacy says...

    It is shockingly embarrassing that both Hilary and Trump made it to be the final nominees. I can’t even explain it to friends of mine who are not American. Where were their minds when the parties voted these two in?? They are both abhorrent.
    For me (and my social circle) it truly is the election of “the lesser to two evils.”
    To make my final decision I did not focus on what they have done wrong, both are corrupt and hypocritical. I look to my biggest personal concern…Who will be in the Supreme Court making our laws?
    I’m NOT with her.

  7. Thank you for sharing your political opinion here! I think the more positive support for HRC that there is out there helps people feel more confident in their vote! I was (and am) a supporter of Bernie, but I’m not a fool, and there is no reason on Earth why I wouldn’t go from supporting him to supporting her. Having allies in the White House and in the Senate and Congress is far more important to progress than spitefully electing enemies. HRC has been fighting for progress, and she, herself has progressed through the years and is now fighting for things that benefit everyone. Only hate and spite will elect a demagogue.

    I hope by Wednesday morning we will be celebrating many victories instead of readying Plan B.

    PS – This was from last week, but I saw an update on the “I Waited 96 Years” and Hillary wrote a letter to one of the women from that, and of course it made me cry.

    https://www.facebook.com/iwaited96years/photos/a.1859629847604389.1073741828.1859618620938845/1866961293537911/?type=3

  8. Annie says...

    Thank you so much for consistently posting about topics like politics and anxiety and depression, Jo and team. You make me feel okay for being a woman with a variety of strong feelings and beliefs.

  9. Katherine says...

    Thank you for being such a proud support of HRC. Your view on her (and this election) inspired me rather than frighten (like most other media outlets).

    She had to work 1000x harder than any male to get where she is. That alone gives her my vote.

  10. Nancey says...

    Hillary 2016! I admire her and already voted! So excited.

  11. Kate says...

    Watching from the sidelines in the UK but keeping everything crossed that the vote goes HRC’s way. It’s an unnerving time, and not just for voters in the USA.

  12. Tiffany says...

    Ugh, I read a few comments and I’m so annoyed that people are still voting/not voting about my uterus. Voters are not voting about any other part of my anatomy, this boggles my mind. I am not a HRC supporter, I rallied with Bernie, but she will get my vote and I hope it’s a landslide. Although there are areas of her history that leave my mind to wonder about her integrity, Donald Trump’s antics remove all doubt.

  13. courtney says...

    The children I baby sit call it a sleep under instead of a sleep over when you leave right before bed time! I think it’s so cute.

  14. Annelise says...

    I hope that your anxiety about the election turns into excitement. On Wednesday morning we could wake up with a female president!

  15. CR says...

    I love all the pieces you write on amazing women – what they wear, what make-up they use, how they decorate their homes, how they deal with depression & anxiety, how they parent around the world, etc, etc, etc! One thing I think would be so interesting to add to this mix is how do these regular women really live, day-to-day. I think many of us read about these incredible women and think to ourselves “How do they work a fulfilling job AND do all these amazing things with their kids AND read AND watch the new TV shows AND go on dates with their husbands AND cook lovely meals/prepare kids’ lunches AND still have time to shop for their amazing clothes and put on face masks in the evenings?!” Some nights I slap fish sticks in the oven and don’t brush my teeth! It would be fascinating to hear “A Day in the Life…” of some of your regulars as well as other cool, hip, intelligent working mamas!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      great idea, thank you, CR!

      PS i ALWAYS make fish sticks :)

    • Hannah says...

      The answer is simple.
      They have a nanny, or in many cases, nannies, or a backup babysitter. They hire out the cleaning. They have meal service delivered. And a personal shopper. It is all very simple.

  16. Anna says...

    Thank you Joanna for being so strong and brave to openly express your political opinions!

  17. CindyA says...

    Thank you for voicing your support for HRC. She keeps getting attacked, and keeps dusting herself off and getting back up. #amsuperwithher

  18. Anna Davis says...

    Thank you for always speaking your heart, Joanna. And for this wonderful website/blog which has come to represent a safe space for me and for SO MANY others. I am a bit more conservative in my politics and have serious reservations about voting for HRC anyway, so I’m afraid I can’t support her with my vote. However, I was always #NeverTrump – so that’s not an option for me either. Thank goodness, though! I did finally find a candidate who reflects my political leanings, who seems decent, respectful, and even knowledgeable/experienced – so I will in fact be able to vote this cycle! Best of luck to everyone who’s wrestling with this election, *hugs* and good vibes. I hope we can stick together as a nation, regardless of how the landscape looks on November 9. Oh – Evan McMullin has earned my vote, by the way :)

  19. Theresa says...

    i love the links you post on Fridays!

    While i would love to see a woman become President, its not her. Just saw today that she had her maid print and fax confidential emails. One example after another of poor judgement. I can’t overlook it.

    • Charli says...

      I was curious about this assertion so I googled it. The New York Post reported it, but it seems to be pretty inflammatory, makes a lot of assumptions, and doesn’t bother to do any additional research other than FBI notes. Not many other credible news sources are printing this story, which makes me think it’s not actually an important story at all.

    • Maria says...

      I’m urging you to check out the latest episode of This American Life, which deals with this subject – I think you’ll find it interesting!

  20. Katie H. says...

    You’re such an inspiration, Joanna! Thank you for speaking out when it would be so easy to avoid the slew of negative comments. Also love the link for famous women on dealing with anxiety and depression. It hits home. At least we can all look forward to La La Land.

  21. Emily says...

    Joanna, thank you so much for expressing your honest opinion about HRC, and thanks to your commenters for their civility. But I must respectfully and emphatically disagree. Her position on abortion – including her acceptance of partial-birth abortion – is anti-woman. In what way is it supportive to women to say that in order to get the life you want, you must kill the child you carry under your heart? Peace begins in the womb. I’d also add that her education policy and antipathy toward school choice is anti-child and disproportionately hinders black Americans. There are so many charter schools and unique educational innovators out there who are doing amazing things in teaching with underserved communities (something low-income and African American parents realize, otherwise they would not be attending those packed charter school lotteries), and yet HRC is hostile to school choice. With all due respect, I believe Mrs. Clinton’s policies, while perhaps well-intentioned, are actually incredibly damaging to women and children, especially low-income and minority ones.

  22. Trying to figure out if I can get that delicious nightshirt in time to watch the election night coverage in it by our wood stove.

    Thank you for voicing your support of Hillary Clinton. I admire your commitment to being you. I like you :)

  23. Katie says...

    Thank you for using your platform to support Hillary. This isn’t a normal election and now is not the time for silence. Appreciate you doing what you can to make sure people vote for Hillary!

  24. Lisa says...

    Even though I’m not in the US, I would totally vote for Hillary because of her stance on women and childrens’ issues (though to be honest, that’s a bit of a false distinction as they’re issues which affect everyone). I live in the UK and am currently on maternity leave. I cannot imagine having to return to work within 6 weeks of giving birth (according to a NYTimes article I read, around 40% of women in NY state return within TWO WEEKS of giving birth), especially since I had an emergency c section (which by definition was unplanned for). Having the time to recover, being able to take my son to all his vaccination appointments and be home with him when he was ill, without having to choose between him and my job or worry (for the first few months at least) about getting an income has been incredible. Studies have shown that for every $1 spent on early childhood development, there is a return of around $7.

    Thank you for the bonus Andy – if anything happens to my husband, I’d so marry Mr Samberg (I’m sure he’d be psyched to find out)

  25. Maya says...

    I totally understand (and agree!) with the point of supporting HRC based on her merits and ideas, not just as an alternative. That said, I also want to say to those who are hesitant about voting for her, either because of her ideological or personal flaws, that her opponent is truly frightening for anyone who identifies as a minority in any way in this country: immigrants, black and brown people, religious minorities, LGBT folks, the list goes on. I am so fearful of what might happen to people like me (and people who have it worse than me) if Drumpf becomes president that I can’t help but compare this election to what took place in Germany in 1933.

    In short: if you’re not inclined to vote for HRC because you don’t believe in her, then at least vote for her to protect your fellow Americans that would otherwise truly suffer under her horrid opponent’s presidency.

  26. Rita says...

    I’m curious to know why people are so upset about about voting records being public, I admit I’d prefer it to be private but what is the big deal? Anyone who knows me knows how I voted. Anyone who googles me can figure it out. If you can’t admit who you voted for publicly….maybe the problem is with your candidate….or the people who would look your voting record up and judge you for it. I’m proud of my vote and make every effort to not judge people who vote differently, even if it’s mind boggling.

    • Cait says...

      Rita that’s because you have lived in a place that historically has seen peaceful transferral of power and candidates that have not punished the opposition after they win. The general point of voting being anonymous and private is so that you can’t be persecuted for it later, which happens all over the world.

    • Stephanie says...

      How do I feel about late term abortions? I feel that they are an exceedingly rare but necessary medical procedure, usually undertaken when a much wanted pregnancy is either unviable or dangerous, and one that is best left to a woman and her physician to consider.

      How do you feel about the government and religious fanatics controlling your healthcare options, despite their professed love of small government?

    • Madeleine F says...

      Thank you, Stephanie.

  27. Emily says...

    God bless America. Have mercy on our nation and bless our new leader.

  28. i just greatly hope there are enough of us that are “with her”.

  29. Thank you so much for being openly not just a Hillary supporter, but doing it for the best reasons – her competence, experience and policy positions – rather than as an “ugh” alternative to Trump. It’s almost time! Everybody please, please VOTE on November 8th!

  30. I hope you have a great weekend too! I throughly enjoyed the read on celebrities with anxiety and depression. I think it’s wonderful (and critical) that people are speaking up about such things. My faith continues to be a source of strength in my own anxiety and depression.

    The magic button is brilliant. A must-share for sure!

    Looking forward to election day!

    http://www.thewefiles.com

  31. Candice says...

    I would LOVE if you guys did a post on different hair colors with different whisps of color. I have reddish brown hair but can’t figure out what color I could go with and have it look sophisticated. That Bon Apetit pic is the one time I feel envious of blondes getting away with soft pinks.

    • Ellen says...

      I agree I agree I agree! I have dark blonde hair and I would love to do this but haven’t seen enough examples with my hair color to get an idea of what it might look like.

  32. These photos are killing me! Young Hillary is my style icon.

  33. Rachel says...

    Joanna, thank you so much for the link on women sharing thoughts on their anxiety and depression. So very grateful you keep talking about it here. Xx

  34. India says...

    hahahaha Julia’s comment is THE BEST!!! I just got into bed to read your Friday roundup (my favourite!) and now I’m laughing hysterically with tears running down my face I’m MY bed! I usually read a lot of the comments from your blog because your readers always have awesome comments but I missed this one so thanks for bringing it up, I love it! Enjoy your weekend :)

  35. Sandra says...

    Your blog is great; appreciate your info, opinions, links and photography.

  36. Beth says...

    Joanna, your blog is the first I visit every evening when I have a couple of minutes and need to de-stress (and I only visit a few daily). Your blog makes me happy. It makes me laugh! It moves me! As the mother of two lovely boys, I should say men, aged 19 & 25, I tear-up at the pictures of your sons and remember my boys at their ages, inseparable despite the age difference. I love the style pieces and the home spreads. But, maybe most importantly, I love that you make your politics known. This is such an important issue for me and I truly find that blogs that shy away from this very dividing topic have lost appeal for me–if someone is too afraid to show what they believe in and who they are, in fear of turning away readers, why should I read their blog? I live in a small rural town and I have seen only one other Hillary bumper sticker, but I display mine with pride. I love her too!

  37. Sally says...

    On Phrases that brave and wise people commonly use:
    I must be the bravest and wisest, because these are basically the only four things I ever say. (well maybe also “please please please not Trump”)

  38. Rebecca says...

    I have the top and bottom set of the nightshirt from Nordstrom and I love them! I’m wearing them right now! Ha! They are so soft and so far still look lovely after many washes and dries! I bought this pair for my birthday and am treating myself to another pair for Xmas! Thanks Santa! Have a great weekend!

  39. Alanna Rice says...

    Joanna I love that you are vocal about the importance of voting for Hillary. This election is so very pertinent to the future of women’s rights and I am just so scared about the way Donald Trump speaks about women. Thank you for taking a political stance in a very controversial election. I love Hillary Clinton and she, like no other candidate, has even been more qualified to be President of the United States. #imwithher #morethanever

  40. Trish O says...

    I really love HRC, too. I find her to be one of the smartest, bravest people and I am very excited to vote for her for our President. #imwithher

  41. Robin says...

    Love that story about Julia’s son Jake. Yes to those parenting moments! Also, I love that clip from Louis CK. So great. I have so much respect for him.

  42. Wb says...

    Amy schumer is right. Your voting record is Public Record, and therefore i will not vote. Your name, address, birthdate will be shown online, along with the last time you voted. some women cant afford the risk to do that-i am one.

    • Charli says...

      I never knew this and I’m glad you spoke up about it. I’m sorry that your right to vote is taken by this.

    • Anonymous says...

      Please check your state laws or talk to an election official in your state. There may be protections. For example, I know in my state anyone with protected by a restraining order is not publicly listed.

  43. Heidi says...

    Joanna,

    Thank you so much for voicing your support for Hillary. I find that a lot of lifestyle bloggers tend to shy away from politics. I appreciate your courage!

    Thanks,
    Heidi

  44. Lizzie says...

    The biggest protest of Native American tribes in history is happening in North Dakota right now. Solidarity with Standing Rock. And no, Hillary is not on their side.

    • Stacy says...

      Lizzie, im so with you on this. Its like this issue is being swept under the rug!

  45. Thank you for this! Let hope she demolishes him on Tuesday!

  46. Anon says...

    Love everything you do! Thanks for being out there in internetland!

  47. Rachel J says...

    You go Jo! Love that you’re sharing your support for HRC with your readers!

  48. Sara says...

    The Hillary picture makes me cry. So many feelings. I’m scuuured, but still hopeful.
    -I’m with her

  49. Fiona says...

    I love the link about the women talking about anxiety and depression. Every time someone that visible actually talks about it, I think it shatters another preconception, and opens the crack in the door that tiny bit wider… its strangely hopeful and I am grateful you shared both the link and your experience with these issues. Sending BIG HUGS and hope you’re taking good care of your head and heart leading up till Tuesday!

  50. tracy says...

    i just sent the louis ck and amy schumer videos to my husband. thank you thank you thank you for standing up and saying what you believe. i’m with her too! i already mailed in my ballot. cannot wait for tuesday night to finally be here.

  51. I love your Friday eve posts! The links are always really interesting but today, I loved the reader’s comment the most. It made me giggle and gave me the warm and fuzzies. Have a good weekend!

    http://www.englishgirlinnewyork.org

  52. coco says...

    growing a bit unhinged about this election. am phone banking for HRC tomorrow morning and have contacted the very few people I know in ohio and nc. earlier this year i chatted w/ a handful of folks in europe about the election and they noted trump’s seeming authenticity. i could only say i was frightened/disheartened/horrified that his positions/messages resonated with so many.

  53. That vote photo is so striking! Feeling grateful, and early voting today.
    Likely By Sea

  54. It’s great to see bloggers standing up for Hillary when there is so much pressure to be neutral and uncontroversial.

    CoJ readers in NYC: if you’re angsty about Tuesday, join us at Color of Change for a text-a-thon this Sunday to engage, educate and mobilize black voters across the country. Let’s make sure ALL voices are heard this election: https://www.facebook.com/events/278432119217840/. It’s fun, I swear!

  55. Colleen S. says...

    I’ve already voted, and I am ready for this election to be over. Even the local government votes have me exhausted. Fingers crossed for Tuesday.

  56. CATHERINE says...

    Hillary is not for this woman. I’m one of her “deplorables.” It would be cool to see a list of people Hillary has lied to; it would be way more than 28. It would include every American, plus people oversees (ask anyone from Haiti) that have been cheated by the Clinton Foundation.

  57. Jenny says...

    Thank you for being so open about your support of HRC! I am SO tired of the “eh, it’s the lesser of two evils, right?” line that seems to come up in every conversation I have about the election. No, it’s not. I am proud to vote for HRC and (hopefully) have her as our president, for so many reasons. She and Trump shouldn’t even be spoken of in the same breath- it’s an insult to her intelligence, dedication, and preparedness for this role. Of course she’s not perfect, but I hate how she’s been demonized and how people somehow manage to compare her “scandals” with the litany of atrocities committed by Trump. Stepping off my soapbox now! I’m obviously a bit wound up :)

    • Olma says...

      Stay on that Soapbox!!!
      I am right there with you and I am not getting off until the last vote is cast!!!

  58. Haley says...

    I’m an American married to a Brit, and living in the UK. In five years, I’ll be able to choose whether not to give up my American citizenship and become a British citizen, or keep my American citizenship and be a dual-citizen.

    The sheer fact that Trump has been nominated and caused such a surge of hate, racism, sexism, xenophobia, islamophobia, homophobia, etc etc etc ad nauseam, means I’m already very on-the-fence about keeping my American citizenship. But I’ve decided that if he wins, I’m giving it up. I want nothing to do with a country that votes that man into office.

    I’m hoping, for the sake of the entire world (and selfishly: for the sake of me being able to see my family again and meet my nephew), that he loses the election and then just goes away on November 9th. xx

    • Hallie says...

      I wish to say, as food for thought – the sheer hatred is being shouted from the rooftops by media, politicians, and Hollywood (to name a few). This fact alone makes me suspicious about them, not him. It fires my independent spirit to look to alternative media about the reality behind our two primary candidates.
      I hope for the sake of everyone that Americans wake up and get ready for the tough road ahead that either of our two candidates will indeed deliver us. I don’t blame you for giving up your citizenship. Our government is taxing and outlawing me enough to consider leaving. Best wishes.

    • emily says...

      As a fellow American-married-to-a-Brit, I’m feeling very stuck. Between Brexit and Trump, I feel like both worlds are falling apart.

  59. jen says...

    thank you! i am so with her and i so want this to be over!

  60. We used to call it a “sleep until”. Usually this occurred if we shared a babysitter with another family. We would tell our kids they were having a sleep until – until we got back from dinner and took them home to their own beds.

  61. LMS says...

    i have 2 of those night shirts from nordstrom, they are great! as soft as can be.

  62. Lou B says...

    We are so nervous in England about the election, I’m obsessively watching CNN. With a New Yorker husband and kids, the result means the difference between us moving back to the US or not. My husband is asked constantly about this view, I love his summary: “hard to choose, lesser of two evils, innit?” No, no it’s not hard. It’s a dedicated, albeit flawed candidate vs a vile orange pig. Have a great weekend x

    • I REALLY like your summary: “It’s a dedicated, albeit flawed candidate vs a vile orange pig.”

    • t says...

      I love the response although I would prefer appearance is left out. Using the work orange gives the statement less credibility in my opinion.

    • Lilly says...

      But T, I’d argue that “orange” in this case describes a man whose vanity has led him to the point where he can no longer see himself. Part physical descriptor, part who he is.

  63. Jane says...

    I really like that you’ve started including reader comments to these Friday round-ups!

    • Rebecca says...

      Me too! Sometimes I sift through your comments but often there are too many!

  64. Laura C. says...

    The magic button is hilarious and really inspiring, too!
    Thank you for linking to the 25 famous women and their thoughts about anxiety and depression. It is the different points of view that help to handle with them.
    Have a nice weekend too!

  65. My big plans this weekend are to build a fire and read out to all my kids. I was writing today on my blog about my four favorite fall picture books (http://theirchronicles.blogspot.com/2016/11/fall-books.html) and I realized how much I miss reading to my older kids…just that time of all being in the same room doing the same thing. We have been SO busy lately that I am really craving some time with everyone together doing such a simple, relaxing, low-key thing (especially need this after my husband was gone for the week and my second daughter is leaving Monday for an overnight school trip!).

    • Beth says...

      I love this comment about reading with your kids. Until my youngest son left for college this fall, he and my husband still read to each other every couple of days. I stopped reading with them once they were reading books I really didn’t enjoy–they are big sci-fi fans. But I totally miss the muffled sounds of their voices as they read outloud while I puttered around the house in the evenings. Best thing to do with your kids at any age.

  66. come out and watch the NYC marathon! it’ll take your mind off the election. even as a spectator i cry every year it’s so inspiring….

  67. Gabi says...

    Whiplash was sooo good and something tells me I’ll love La La Land just as much. Any movie where Ryan Gosling sings (gives me chills!) is a winner in my book. It’s been forever but I still wish he’d do another Dead Man’s Bones album!

    • LOVE Pantsuit Nation!! So great to have a safe, supportive space online.

    • Leah says...

      Thanks for the Pantsuit Nation tip. I just liked the page. And I’ll be clicking on the Huff Post link next. Anything for the good feels. I’m with her, too.

  68. Tess says...

    In the top photo — who is the woman with the megaphone? I assumed it was Hillary but I see her in the crowd.

  69. I did not catch that Amy Schumer video, so I’m glad I popped by your site. I’ve already voted, but what a great outcome if everyone exercised their right to vote. Early, mail-in, show up on the 8th, there’s so many ways to get it done.

  70. Melody says...

    Thank you for speaking out about supporting HRC and WHY. As you said, it is NOT because she’s not Trump, but because she’s a brilliant, passionate, qualified candidate to lead this country. It’s ridiculous how the narrative has changed around this election and her candidacy, and this is certainly not the way I wanted her to win, but hopefully in 4 more days Trump will just be a nightmare from our past.

  71. Vanessa J says...

    I ordered the pants version of those pajamas for my mom’s birthday! I hope they’re as lovely and soft as they sound. :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      they totally are — i got their shorty pajamas for christmas last year, and they are sooooo soft: http://bit.ly/2fMepQW

      i’m sure your mom will love them!

    • Samantha says...

      They are amazing. I Have a pair of their long pants version and they are THE BEST. I just ordered a few more pairs because I don’t want to wear anything but these when I’m lounging at home.

  72. Rebecca says...

    Thank you! I read your blog mostly because I like the beauty and style posts, and I really like the mothering around the world series, but I also love knowing that you are a real woman who isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in when the moment demands it. Good for you. I’m with her too.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you so much, rebecca. your kind words mean a lot to me.

    • Lena says...

      I second this!

      Also just wanted to say I really needed that magic button precisely at this moment so thanks for that too.

    • I third this! Thank you so much for sharing your position with enthusiasm and grace. I live in Boston, where most of us are voting for the Wellesley girl. (We aren’t always so loyal to “locals,” however. Mitt Romney lived in Belmont. Mass., which voted for Obama by a landslide.) Hoping so hard that America returns to its senses and she wins.

  73. Sarah Beth says...

    I love the almost sleepover! It just reminded me that when I was a little girl, my best friend had a breakfast birthday party. We all wore our pj’s and went to her house for pancakes and a movie at like, 8am. It was such a fun idea, bc you got the silly “we’re all in our pj’s together!” vibe, without the stress of actually sleeping over (which is so stressful when you’re little!)

    I’m going to keep both versions of the almost sleepover in mind for when my daughter is old enough! (she’s turning 1 in two weeks and I CANNOT BELIEVE IT)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that is so cute!! and yes sleeping over is so terrifying when you’re little. i remember tiptoeing into the parents’ room so often at sleepovers and asking them to call my dad to come get me. it feels so awkward to wake up someone else’s parents!

  74. LeighTX says...

    I want every outfit and coat in these two pictures. Also a bullhorn would be nice to have.

  75. Oh a musical…fun! I hadn’t heard about it (sorry I only see kids movies at the theatre and watch tv pretty much never). I don’t know if you saw the huffington post piece about how horrible Hillary is (and posted all these very kind ways she seemed to be looking out for other people) Honestly, as a smart, attorney who doesn’t have time for people’s nonsense my most recent performance evaluation said people complained I “didn’t have a good bedside manner” to which I responded “I wasn’t hired to be a caregiver” I feel for her. Taking all potential republicans besides Trump, I would have voted for her. I would have voted for Bernie over her because I feel like he has been more consistent over his entire career with his stance but she will be amazingly great as the President and only continue the wonderful things Obama has accomplished. I just WISH those who oppose the democrats to only oppose the democrats would be reminded that they represent PEOPLE and we don’t want partisan politics, represent US.

  76. Lauren says...

    I am on the fence about La La Land. It looks absolutely gorgeous and Emma Stone has all the charisma in the world, but I cannot STAND when non-dancers are cast as dancers and the audience is not supposed to notice that they’re super awkward in their own body. The former-ballerina in me wants to yell out, “STRETCH YOUR FINGERS!”

  77. colby says...

    one of the many reasons im voting for hillary: you can tell she was the kind of person in high school/college that didnt give a rip about being popular, or looking good – she just wanted to get things done. i think she’ll be the hardest working president we’ve ever had.

  78. Kash says...

    Joanna and CupofJo Queens: Thank you so much for always expressing your support for HRC during this crazy election season. There are so many reasons CupofJo has become my favorite blog, but your dedication to real, important issues when so many bloggers shy away from them is deeply refreshing. Thank you, thank you, thank you for using your voice and reach to affect positive change!

    Peace and love from a fellow nasty woman,

    Kash from Park Slope

    P.S. for those reading who are equally as anxious, I encourage you to make some calls for our bae – I promise it’ll help you sleep better at night! https://www.hillaryclinton.com/calls/

    • Kate says...

      Right on, Kash. Encouraging fellow supporters to get out and vote is some of easiest and most effective election work there is. I know a lot of folks who are making calls from home. I’m doing a few shifts at my local office this weekend.

    • Bobby says...

      Thanks so much for this link. I just signed up so I could start making calls.

      Hillary has to win, she just has to.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you so much, kash!! just signed up to make calls this weekend.

    • cz says...

      Agree 1000% thank you for your opinions and convictions on this site. The content here keeps getting better and better, (even though it started from a great foundation). Coming here to read the posts and comments is a port in the storm these past few months. #iamwithher

      Call, write on social media, text, CONNECT with those who may vote. She is the only viable, accomplished, suitable candidate

    • Kaitlin says...

      I agree with this crew of people who appreciate that you wrote about why you support HRC and thought I should join the “why” party. :) (This is long, but it helped me clarify my whys! And I’ve been making calls, too) As a college-educated, Bostonian woman who has: been passed over for male coworkers; had friends with ectopic and other scary pregnancies; been assaulted; seen a home wash into the ocean thanks to a hurricane; sympathy for refugees (watch White Helmets on Netflix–40 minutes that is well worth it–but devastating, make sure it’s after the kiddos have gone to bed); a fear that the second amendment has been incorrectly interpreted since the 1977 “Revolt at Cincinnati” NRA meeting and a belief that common sense gun laws make sense; love for all Americans–muslim, conservative, poor, gay, educated, black, Asian, Catholic, military, transgender, agnostic, liberal–everyone; a deep appreciation for a diverse nation of immigrants; an understanding that current parental leave and education policies are outdated and do not work in the modern world; and a healthy respect for history and it’s lessons, I am a full-throated advocate for HRC and her policies. I appreciate her nose-to-the-grindstone attitude, the fact that she has been attacked for 30 years and is still so committed to civic duty and resilient, and I do think she’ll be fighting for all Americans. Can’t WAIT to cast my vote on Tuesday for our first female president. (I have to remember not to smudge my ballot with tears of pride). XXX

    • Alanna Rice says...

      Yes!

  79. Stephanie says...

    We call them sleep “unders”! Everybody out the door at 9pm. All the thrills, but everyone sleeps. ❤️

  80. Awww that bonding story between mum and son was cute!
    Moving house next weekend. So this weekend will be filled with packing as well as trying to take bulk photos for my blog as I will be way to preoccupied next week. Have a great weekend 💛

    Laura | http://www.lauralivinglife.com

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      good luck with the move!

  81. Douglass Williams says...

    Why oh why didn’t Hilary say no to debate question Donna Brazille gave her?? Donna lost her job, which she should, but HRC should have refused to accept it. I would punish my children if they did that.

    • Joanna says...

      Agree. And it happened more than once.

    • jen says...

      Eh. Can you even imagine a man saying no to the questions for the debate? I cant. Voted early for Hillary in AZ; everyone there was for her, so dont know what that means.