Emma Coburn

Emma Coburn is a freelance journalist who has written and edited parenting, lifestyle, and culture content for Salon, HuffPost, The Infatuation, and other publications. She lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two young children.


From The Confessional: ‘I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Loved My Husband’

22 parents anonymously confess their feelings on divorce, co-parenting, and more


From The Confessional: ‘I Don’t Want More Kids Because They Are Expensive’

32 parents share their feelings about having more kids (or not)

No No No

From The Confessional: 'I Want Two Weeks In My House By Myself!!!'

19 parents get real about the overwhelming mental load

Vent away

From The Confessional: ‘I Dream Of Running Away From It All’

17 readers share their anonymous thoughts on the endless work of motherhood.

oooh la la

From The Confessional: ‘I’d Rather Sleep Than Have Sex’

The honest truth about sex after kids, from 29 anonymous parents

Mom groups

From The Confessional: ‘My Mom Friends With Beautiful, Clean Homes Are Trying Too Hard’

With friends like these...


From The Confessional: ‘I’m So Tired...’

So... so... tired.


From The Confessional: ‘I Resent My Husband For Getting Better Sleep Than Me’

Just 26 anonymous confessions about sleep... or lack thereof.


From The Confessional: ‘I Hate Birthday Parties’

32 parents tell us how they really feel.

It's A LOT

From The Confessional: ‘I’m So Sick And Tired Of Doing Everything’

Moms get real about the total chaos that is parenting.

Work Trips

From The Confessional: ‘I Don’t Take My Kids On Vacation’

Relaxing getaway? Not so much...


From the Confessional: What We Resolve To Do (And Not Do) In The New Year

Cheers to 2023!

'Tis the Season

From The Confessional: ‘I Only Go To The Parties I Know The Hot Dad Will Be Attending’

People share what they’re really thinking about at holiday parties this year.


From The Confessional: ‘I Can’t Even Tell Where One Sickness Ends And Another Begins’

Dispatches from the depths of sick season.

Let's talk about sex

From The Confessional: ‘Love My Husband, But Hate Any Kind Of Sex’

You’re either having it, not having it, not having enough of it... or wishing you could have it with different people.


From The Confessional: How You Really Feel About The Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year... for some people


From The Confessional: ‘I Farted During Sex’

20 anonymous confessions about the good, the bad... and the awkward


From The Confessional: Post-Divorce Parenthood

What 16 parents really think about post-divorce parenthood.

No fun

From The Confessional: ‘I Hate Pretend Play. So Much.’

Playing with kids... it’s not for everyone.

The Tea

From The Confessional: ‘I Do Not Have Time To Leave My Husband, But Once I Do...’

21 anonymous parents share their confessions about divorce.