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.

Princess Beatrice Followed Her Own Fashion Rules As Maid-Of-Honor, Of Course

In the weeks leading up to a royal wedding like Princess Eugenie's nuptials, most of the fashion-related speculation has to do with the bride's dress, naturally: Who's the designer? Will the style adhere to the strict rules and expectations followed…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

If You Love Rose Gold, You *Need* These 10 Beauty Products

Remember when the only precious metals anyone talked about were silver, gold, and platinum? Whether you were shopping for jewelry or any other type of accessory with a metallic finish, those were pretty much your only choices. Until a few years ago,…
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So, There Are Basically Two Important Dates To Know For Veterans Day This Year

You probably have no trouble recalling the dates of major holidays like Halloween and Christmas, but when it comes to "minor" holidays (as in, national holidays that might result in a day off from school or work but don't involve things like gifts…
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10 Halloween Games For Adults, Because Why Should Kids Have All The Fun?

When you're little, you think Halloween is a holiday just for kids, which is totally understandable: It involves dressing up, imaginary characters, and tons of candy. But when you're an adult, you figure out the truth, which is that Halloween is…
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Here's Why You Might Be More Tired On The Fall Equinox

If you find yourself feeling particularly low energy towards the end of September, you're likely to blame your family's hectic back-to-school schedule or your fall allergies kicking in. And while it's possible that either or both of those things is…
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How Do Kids Get HPV? Even A Lollipop Can Be To Blame

Most of the things we vaccinate kids against are typically considered "childhood" diseases (chicken pox, measles, mumps). But the HPV vaccine is a different story, sort of: The dangerous, cancer-causing strain of HPV that kids are vaccinated against…
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Your Kids Will Actually *Want* To Bundle Up In Under Armour's New Outerwear Line

Historically, kids' winter jackets aren't known for being particularly... fashionable. Puffy? Sure. Warm? Hopefully. Impossible to move around in? Probably. But definitely not fashionable, and definitely not exciting. Except right now, there…
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8 Pampering, *Really* Pretty Subscription Boxes To Please The Goddess Within

Such so-called "new age" accoutrements like crystals, incense, and healing herbs have actually been around for centuries...so what do they have in common with the very modern phenomenon of subscription boxes? Not only are both seemingly unrelated…
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11 Astrology-Themed Beauty Products That Are More Fun Than A Horoscope

Stargazing types have relied on some form of astrology to guide their actions since, well, who knows? Probably as long as there have been stars, and humans to look at them. But it's safe to say that astrology is having a moment of particular…
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The New HatchiBabies Are Almost Here, & Here’s How To Get Them Before They Sell Out

Once your kid gets hooked on a collectible toy, they absolutely need to get their hands on every new character/color/size the second it hits the shelves. So if you're the parent of a Hatchimals fan, brace yourself: on October 5, the super-popular…
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Carrying Low When You're Pregnant Might Not Mean What You Think

When you're pregnant, people love to randomly choose some aspect of your body and use it to predict your future: Carrying high? You must be having a girl. Carrying small? Small baby. (Big? Big baby.) Carrying low? That baby's coming early! Never…
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Pumpkin Bars Are Actually Good For You If You're Breastfeeding So Snack Away

To every food, there is a season... and when it comes to pumpkin, that season is here again at last. Just like the first days of summer make you crave a giant soft-serve cone, when the temperature starts to drop and the leaves start to change, your…
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5 Personality Traits That Don't Change After The Age Of 3

The argument of nature-versus-nurture will likely rage on forever: Are we born hardwired to have a certain personality, or is our character molded by our experience? I'm not a psychologist, but I am a mother of three... and as such, I firmly believe…
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If Your Kid's Middle Name Is Marie, This One Is For You

Just like first names, middle names wax and wane in popularity. Some people choose their kid's middle name to honor a loved one or even a favorite author or musician; others make their pick with the resulting initials in mind; still others are drawn…
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Chicago & True's Toy Is More Affordable Than Most Kardashian Baby Gear

Few things are certain in this life, but one thing I know for sure: If any member of the Kardashian/Jenner family is photographed or filmed wearing, eating, riding in, playing with, or otherwise using some type of product, that product will…
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Science Says Hugging Your Kids Makes Them Smarter & It's The Best Thing Ever

There are so many things parents do in an effort to promote intelligence in their babies, from choosing mobiles with brain-stimulating patterns to playing classical music to exposing their tiny ears to as many foreign languages as possible. But…
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Here's What To Write In A Grandparents Day Card To *Really* Get A Good Chuckle

As you're probably aware, Grandparents Day is right around the corner (on Sunday, September 9, to be exact). The reason why you're probably aware of the upcoming holiday is that your kid has likely brought home a handmade grandparent-centric gift…
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Apparently, Your Hips Can Say A Lot About Your Pelvic Health

When you think about the role your hips play in the way your body functions, you probably think about giving birth and alleged advantage of "childbearing hips." Or maybe you think about dancing ("hips don't lie") or even dieting ("a moment on the…
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Wow, Turns Out There's An Alarmingly High Number Of Kids In Foster Care

Unless you have some personal experience with foster care, you're probably not particularly aware of how the system works... or doesn't work. I've been guilty of this myself: All I really knew was that a foster home was a temporary version of an…
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It's Easier For Kids To Get Warts Than You Probably Think

It's just an unfortunate fact of life as a parent: Kids are basically walking, talking, petri dishes. Covered in bacteria and viruses and contagions of every kind, you never know what those grimy little hands are going to bring into your home. Sure,…
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