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Welcome to Sweatpants & Coffee! A bastion of comfort and sanity in an often uncomfortable world. We are an online magazine dedicated to comfort, creativity, inspiration, and fun. We hope that you will feel at home here. Sweatpants & Coffee is the place where you will find everything related to personal acceptance, comfort, and health. Continue Reading

What’s Your Hurry? | The Persistent Optimist

The backroads from my son’s school to our home are exquisite: hilly and finally green, since we’ve gotten just enough rain to stave off the drought-yellow crisp of last year. And, in one little stretch of field, a host of black cows roam and graze alongside dozens of tiny, frolicking calves. With temperatures in the Continue Reading

Free & Cheap Reads, 2/28/15 | Love, War, Legal Thrillers & Steampunk Fantasy

This week we bring you tales of family secrets and romance, vigilante justice, a fantasy set in Victorian England,a beloved children’s classic, and more. The Gardens Of Kyoto: A Novel by Kate Walbert, $1.99 Exceeding the promise of her New York Times Notable Book debut, Kate Walbert brings her prizewinning “painter’s eye and poet’s voice” Continue Reading

Sweatpants: Our Dirty Love Affair

Shannon Day is wife to one gorgeous, yet slightly overbearing, Brit and mom to 3 little ladies. Once a teacher, now a story maker and occasional cocktail shaker, she shares her tales, martini recipes and her shenanigans over at Martinis & Motherhood.  Shannon is a regular contributor for BLUNTmoms, where this piece originally appeared, and is Continue Reading

Sweatpants & TV | Seriously Shonda?! 2/26/15

Shandle is a contributing writer and assistant managing editor at Sweatpants & Coffee. MJ is a TV Fanatic who’s childhood nickname was “The TV Guide.” She also blogs at Daisy & June. They’re back to discuss the emotional rollercoaster in the amusement park that is Shondaland. Get out your Olivia Pope giant wine glass, and Continue Reading

Feel Good Shopping For Tea & Coffee Lovers: UncommonGoods

Not all online shopping sites are created equal. Some of them are, in fact, downright uncommon. UncommonGoods is a market place for unique and beautiful items that won’t break the bank. Founded in 1999 by Dave Bolotsky, it offers high quality, sustainable, exceptional, and affordable products from small business and independent artists while giving back Continue Reading

Sweatpants & TV | What We’re Watching, 2/24/15 | New Girl, Downton Abbey, Girls

What happens when Jess and the gang head to Portland for her father’s wedding? Who gets arrested on Downton Abbey? What new word has Shosh taught us? The answers to these questions and more in this week’s roundup. Beware of spoilers! New Girl, Season 4 Episode 16 – “Oregon”  Tomi Wiley James What I loved: Continue Reading

Your Body Needs Comfort | True Stories

Janine Canty’s work has appeared at The Manifest-Station and The Weeklings. She lives in Northern Maine where she is a self proclaimed word geek on a mission to break down barriers, one essay at a time.   The day I delivered my stillborn son began with a  shower. I allowed a nurse with a French manicure to bundle Continue Reading

Death Wish Coffee: To Die For

Have we got a Death Wish? For this coffee, yes. After receiving samples and testing extensively (for science, you know), we bring you this thorough review: Price: Death Wish Coffee is mid-range for artisan and small batch coffee at $19.99 per pound (not including shipping and taxes) for a bag of whole or ground beans. Continue Reading

10 Great Moments from Supernatural Season 10, Episode 14 | The Executioner’s Song

Season Ten. Ten years of doing anything can wear on a person. My sons are 11 and 12, and while I love them more than my own life there are days I want to get in bed and nap for about a thousand years. But I don’t, because I am all in. What keeps me Continue Reading

You Don’t Get To Be The Loser | For Here, Please

What would happen if I don’t have to be the failure, loser, dog? What if pleasing other people doesn’t actually meet my own needs? What if it doesn’t matter what they all think? What if the only thing that matters is what I know, in my heart?

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