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.

Real Talk

From The Confessional: My Mother Is ‘Driving Me Insane’

15 readers share how they really feel about the people who raised them.

It's a lot

From The Confessional: ‘I’d Rather Chew Off My Own Arm Than Have Another Child’

Parents share their honest, secret thoughts about having another baby.


From The Confessional: “My Husband Annoys Me. A LOT.”

And 15 other anonymous relationship complaints

Oy Vey

From The Confessional: Moms Can’t Win

We all know that “having it all” is impossible, right?

Grab and Go

10 Of The Best Kids’ Water Bottles On Amazon, Because Staying Hydrated Is A Big Deal

Our reusable picks for toddlers through high-schoolers.

One Of Each, Please

All The Essentials! 37 Labor Day Sale Finds You'll Want To Add To Cart Right Now

Great deals on everything from baby PJs to coffee makers.

Here we go again

From The Confessional: Heading Back To School

Yup... It’s that time of year again!

Take the W

From The Confessional: I Really Needed This Win

47 total strangers share their secret good news.


From The Confessional: Your Money Secrets

“I just paid off 20K in credit card debt that my DH had no idea about.”

Thoughtful & Affordable

23 Of The Best Housewarming Gifts Under $20 To Help Your Friend Feel More At Home

Fun finds that will help them settle into their new place.

Don't ask, don't tell

From The Confessional: I Did What I Had To Do

These parents took matters into their own hands... for better or worse.

It's Time for Lunch!

10 Cute & Cool Lunch Boxes On Amazon For Kids — Including A Few You’ll Want To “Borrow”

Bento boxes and lunch bags to get your family through the school year.

Too much

From The Confessional: I'm Feeling Beyond Touched Out

If you’d do anything for an hour by yourself... you’re not alone. (In more ways than one.)


16 Affordable Finds That’ll Turn Your Patio Into Your Pied-à-Terre

Accessories to make your outdoor space — however small — shine.

They Grow Up So Fast

19 Perfect Gifts For Kids Going Off To College

Useful finds your student will actually want to pack.