Emily Weaver

Emily is a NYC-based freelance entertainment and lifestyle writer — though, she’ll never pass up the opportunity to talk about women’s health and sports (she thrives during the Olympics). She’s also contributing editor at Scary Mommy Book Club.

Her bylines have been featured on POPSUGAR, HelloGiggles, Motherly, and more. She’s a proud alum of the University of Iowa, where she earned degrees in journalism and sports studies. You can find her buried behind her laptop with an iced coffee, or with a glass of white wine and a book hand-in-hand.

Important Intel

How To Make Your Period End Faster, According To A Health Practitioner

PSA: Home remedies like drinking lemon juice probably won't help.

Author Q&A

‘Book Lovers’ Author Emily Henry Talks Humor, Books, and Writing in a Pandemic

Book Lovers is for bookworms and it may just be Henry’s funniest novel yet.

Important Stuff

50 Boundaries Quotes, Because Saying “No” Is Healthy, Normal, & Necessary

Your time and energy are worth safeguarding.

Creative travel

15 Novels That Feel Just Like Taking A Vacation

Ramp up your wanderlust with these destination books that are almost like traveling.

You're in Shuck

Are Oysters Safe To Eat During Pregnancy?

What to know if your cravings include these briny mollusks.

Read On

12 Moving Novels Written By Trans & Nonbinary Authors

Perfect for Pride Month, these books center trans and nonbinary characters.

Preggo No-No

Can You Donate Blood & Plasma While Pregnant? Why It’s Not Safe

Board-certified OB-GYN Dr. Janelle Mary Jackman explains.

Better Safe Than Sorry

Can You Refreeze Chicken? When To Toss Your Defrosted Poultry

Food experts say it can be safe, but there are rules.

Gut Check

A Licensed Counselor Explains How To Spot Toxic Traits In Yourself & Others

Could you be toxic? Here's how to tell.

Cue 'Em Up

50+ Tween Movies To Bust Out When They're "Bored"

Nothing to watch? Kid, please.

Health Watch

Perimenopause? Thyroid Issues? Your Problem Might Actually Be Low Estrogen

Symptoms of low estrogen vary, but many are mistaken for something else.

Cozy & Cool

30 Comfy Summer Dresses Under $35 To Beat The Heat In — While Still Looking Cute

We only include products that have been independently selected by Scary Mommy’s editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

summer reads

Our 17 Favorite Summer Books Picks To Read Poolside

It’s beach read season, and here are some of the most exciting summer releases.

Expert Advice

What The Heck Is Disney Rash? Everything To Know Before Hitting The Parks

Yep, it’s a real condition.

Pop Quiz

105+ Disney Trivia Questions For Disney Nerds Of All Ages

How many can your family get right?

Can You Say Yum?

10 Mother's Day Desserts To End Brunch On A Beautiful (& Sweet) Note

One of each, please.

Alternative Learning

10 Movies & Documentaries That Center The Homeschool Experience

Picks that explore this increasingly popular educational approach.

The Pro Knows

A Plant Pathologist’s 3 Easy Tips For Picking A Good Watermelon

This is useful advice, any way you slice it.

Bux Up

8 TikTok Starbucks Drinks That Should Be on Your Thirsty Radar

Straight from #StarbTok’s secret menu.

Watch List

We Don’t Talk About Bruno! But We Do Talk About These 23+ Movies Like Encanto

You’ve watched the Madrigals 400 times. Let’s switch it up.