Jacqueline Burt Cote

Jacqueline is a writer and mother of three whose work has appeared in Salon, The New York Post, Bon Appetit, The Stir, Parents and a bunch of other places. If you think your house is messy, don't worry, because hers is definitely worse.
Recent Articles

We Need To Talk About That Perfect Cinderella Moment During The Royal Wedding

It seems like nearly every fairy tale wedding ends with a beautiful princess and a handsome prince riding away in a horse-drawn carriage, so naturally Meghan Markle and Prince Harry did just that after their nuptials at St. George's chapel. Just like…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

20 Of The Most Popular Unisex Names Of All Time, That You'll Be Hearing More Of For Sure

You might think of unisex names as a fairly recent trend, but the truth is these versatile monikers have been commonly used throughout history (well, some more commonly than others). That's why the team over at Names.org recently compiled a list of t…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

10 Last Minute Gift Ideas For College Grads, That'll Help Them Nail This Real Life Thing

Earning a degree is a pretty major deal, so recent college grads deserve a gift that both shows them how incredibly proud you are of their accomplishments and, ideally, will help them make the transition from student to full-on adult. After all, as p…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

10 Comfortable Wedding Guest Dresses That Are Perfect For New Moms

Being invited to a wedding when you're a new mom is always tricky business. First of all, there's the whole thing about finding a sitter (maybe even for the first time ever). Then there's the question of pumping (and dumping?) and how long you can go…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

10 Easy Royal Wedding Party Foods That You'll Actually Want To Make At The Crack Of Dawn

Hosting a royal wedding viewing party sounds like a blast, except there's one major issue that poses a potential problem for anyone who's not a morning person: The ceremony will broadcast at 7 a.m. Eastern Time. On a Saturday morning. Which, honestly…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Here Are All The Differences Between Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton's Wedding Invitations

Devoted followers of the royal family have had no trouble finding details about the upcoming royal wedding to obsess over, from the obvious stuff like the particulars of Meghan Markle's dress to questions for die-hard fans only, such as whether she'l…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

How To Throw A Royal Wedding Party That'll Make Waking Up Early Worth It

Any excuse to throw a party is a good excuse, but the upcoming royal wedding is a particularly fun reason to host a get-together where everybody can play at being posh for a morning. That's right, this is one party that will require your guests to ge…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

The Most Successful Baby Names, According to Science

Parents have a million factors to consider when they're choosing a baby name: Does it flow with the family surname? Will kids at school turn it into a mean rhyme? Did you once have an arch enemy with the same name? One thing you might not consider is…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Guys, Literally Everything At Anthropologie Is On Sale Right Now. *Everything*

Calling all last-minute Mother's Day gift shoppers: All hope is not lost. Consider this your lucky day, because (beloved mom shopping destination) Anthropologie is having a Mother's Day sale that seriously honors of all the mamas out there in the bes…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

10 Motivational Quotes College Grads Need To Hear, Before The *Real* Adventure Starts

New college grads need a lot of things (a job, a place to live, real furniture, a winning lottery ticket so they can pay back their student loans), but perhaps what they're in need of the very most is some real-life wisdom. In the coming years, new g…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

10 Hilarious Instagram Captions For The College Grad Who's All About Keeping It Real

Of all the Instagram-worthy milestones in a person's life, graduating from college is definitely a major one. From pics of hats flying through the air to roommates hugging each other for dear life to family members in uncharacteristically fancy cloth…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Dear West Elm, Thank You For Finally Launching A Baby & Kids Line. It's. So. Good.

Parents whose taste in home decor leans more towards the modern end of the design spectrum have long been faced with a particular challenge when decorating a nursery or kid's room: How do you stay true to your design aesthetic when most sturdy, kid-f…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Royal Wedding Fans, You *Need* These Hilarious Harry & Meghan Paper Dolls In Your Life

It's not very often that the world gets treated to the spectacle of a royal wedding, and it's even more infrequent that such a wedding involves the U.K.'s most elusive eligible bachelor and a stunningly gorgeous Hollywood actress. So it's no wonder t…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Target's Mother's Day Sale Includes A Sweet BOGO Deal On Dresses & Cash Back On Makeup

Fact: Moms love Target. So it makes sense that the retail giant is putting some majorly must-have items on sale this Mother's Day — almost like a gift to their most loyal and devoted fan base. It's only fair, when you think about it. After all, how m…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

10 *Really* Creative Breakfast In Bed Ideas For Mother's Day Morning

When you think of Mother's Day activities, the first thing that undoubtedly comes to mind is breakfast in bed. I'm not sure exactly how or when the tradition of serving mom her morning meal while she's still under the covers began, but at this point …
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

5 Things Your Dog's Brain Is Like, According To Science

Just because dogs can't talk (in a way we understand them) doesn't mean they don't communicate, as every dog owner knows. In fact, if you've got a faithful furry companion, you probably know what they're thinking a good portion of the time. Of course…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

15 Hilarious 'Star Wars' Instagram Captions To Celebrate May 4th

May the 4th be with you! That's right, today is May the 4th, and you know what that means: Star Wars day. OK, so maybe it's not a full-on official holiday, but for the zillions of fans out there, it might as well be Christmas. Why? Because May the 4t…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

How To Treat Sunburn In Kids, According To Experts

No matter how diligent you are, making sure every square inch of your kid is slathered in sunblock all summer long, at some point or another the inevitable will happen and your seemingly well-protected child will get a sunburn. Whether it's because a…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

9 Best Dog Breeds To Get Based On Your Work Schedule

There are so many factors to weigh when choosing a new dog, but perhaps one of the most important (and overlooked) aspects of your individual circumstances to consider is what you do for a living. If you have a demanding gig that requires you spend l…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

10 Easy Mother's Day Crafts For Toddlers That You'll Want To Save Forever

Little kids love making things for their friends and family members, and mom is usually at the very top of the list when it comes to deserving recipients of their creations. That's why so many Mother's Day gifts are of the handmade variety. From plac…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote