is a writer, blogger and author. Emma is well-known for her opinionated writing and sense of humour, as well as her solid reporting and interview skills. Her work covers food and food culture, lifestyle, travel and parenting.
Emma has been blogging about the good, the bad and the chaotic since 2009. Her personal blog, Embrace the Chaos has been ranked in numerous top ten and must-read blog lists by Reader’s Digest, Canadian Family, Today’s Parent, Canadian Living and more.
In March 2016, Emma launched the Six 0'Clock Challenge column in Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. Emma and her mother, renowned food writer, Lucy Waverman are tackling the daily challenge of getting dinner on the table without the stress. The column has been a great success, as have the videos that go along with the articles.
Since May of 2014, Emma has been writing three times a week for the popular Today's Parent Magazine site. Her take on topical issues is a must-read for parents across the country. If people are talking about it, then Emma has most likely covered it. Emma's posts are shareable, relevant and humorous and routinely drive traffic to the magazine. (They can also rile people up and inspire lots of comments.)
In any given week Emma could be writing about: the latest parenting study, the pinkification of toys, and what your favourite (or despised) celebrity mom is up to.
Embrace the Chaos was part of the MSN.ca network for four years where it was often promoted on the HomePage and attracted hundreds of thousands of loyal readers.
You can find Emma’s lifestyle writing in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living, Today’s Parent, Canadian Family and Food & Drink. She writes about parenting, women’s issues, food and travel. From profiles to consumer work, Emma’s writing is always thorough and engaging.
Emma and co-author Eshun Mott wrote their popular family cookbook Whining and Dining: Mealtime Survival for Picky Eaters and Families Who Love Them when it became obvious that their oldest children were living on an all-beige diet. Part parenting manual, part cookbook, Whining and Dining is filled with anecdotes, tips and amazing recipes.
Emma has a Master's Degree in Journalism from Boston University. Like most writing geeks, Emma wrote for her high school yearbook and dreamt of being a journalist. She spent much more time in Queen’s University at the school paper than she did at her political studies classes.
A fourth generation foodie, Emma grew up in her mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens tasting and identifying flavor. This is a tradition that she often regrets when one of her three kids criticizes her meal.
The best thing Emma ever wrote was a conversation between God and her then 12-year-old self. Unfortunately, she forgot it in her locker on the day it was due and got a C+. She has been trying to get an A ever since.
Emma can often be found making typos on Twitter at @emmawaverman or checking out a farmer’s market with her three kids, husband and dog in Toronto.