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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

Recipe | No-Bake Nutella Kahlúa Espresso Cookie Truffles

The elements of this recipe are all things I love. Any one of these edibles or drinkables is delightful in and of itself, but when you combine them . . . it’s basically sorcery. With chocolate. Let’s start with Oreos. If you grew up without ever curling up with a sleeve of these chocolate wafer Continue Reading

True Stories | I Gave My Baby Up For Adoption And I Think Of Her Every Day

In order to protect the families involved, Avery prefers to remain anonymous. She now lives a happily domestic life with her husband and children, but she has never forgotten the baby she chose to give up. This is her story. As I watched her wheeled out of the room, she cried—for the first time, she Continue Reading

10 Great Moments from Supernatural Season 10, Episode 9 | The Things We Left Behind

Congratulations! It’s a girl! Jimmy Novak…I mean Castiel…heads for a family reunion, trying to save the daughter he forced Meatsuit Jimmy (which is totally my new band name, by the way) to leave behind. Also? Crowley’s got Oedipal issues, Dean’s eating his feelings, and Sam? He’s trying to pretend everything is fine, when, Mark of Continue Reading

Heeding the Signs |The Persistent Optimist

I vacillate daily between a belief that the universe sends me important signs in everything—that butterfly that just landed on my car when I want good news, and the fork breaking before I got food poisoning—and a certainty that there’s no one true meaning, thus all that matters is what you make of experience that Continue Reading

Feel Good Fix | Perspective, Relaxation, And A Knock Knock Joke

Consider this a restorative for your soul. By the time you finish watching these short videos, you’ll have a smile on your face for sure. First up are The Kloons. It’s hard to explain exactly why this is so funny, because it’s just two dudes acting out a random real life conversation between two 60 Continue Reading

Cocktail Corner | Boozy Gingerbread Latte

The truth is, I’ve been thinking about gingerbread since the first appearance of holiday season decorations on store shelves – which as we all know is the sign of the Retail Solstice. So, roughly since August. I’ve waited patiently for festive coffee confections to pop up on coffee shop menus, and I have been rewarded Continue Reading

The Duckling Complex: Why I'm Still Learning How To Take A Compliment

I have never liked getting compliments. Well, that’s not entirely true. What I don’t like is the immediate experience of receiving a compliment. I find myself trapped, like an ant beneath a magnifying glass, in the bright focus of another person’s goodwill or admiration. All I want to do then is scuttle away to safety. Continue Reading

10 Great Moments from Supernatural Season 10, Episode 8 | Hibbing 911

Guess who’s back? Back again? Jody’s back! With a friend! I know I’ve used that Eminem cadence before, but who can resist getting musical when two of my absolute favorite female characters are once again gracing my small screen? This singular plot episode (whew!) features Jody frickin’ Mills and the hilarious Donna Hanscum, bringing the Continue Reading

The Toilet Feeling

  I was giving one of those ridiculously long, lectures from the front seat of the minivan one day, rattling on about how honesty and integrity, along with kindness, are the most important things in the world.  But I explained to Emma that my quest to stay on the honest path has sometimes made an Continue Reading

Carl In The Rye: In Defense of The Walking Dead's Carl Grimes, the Last Poster Boy for Disaffected Youth

*SPOILERS AHEAD If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know about Carl is that he killed off old Dale Horvath and a host of other folks across the zombie infested Georgia landscape. Carl was the kind of kid who was always killing you or getting you killed. Continue Reading

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