Emma Freire

Emma Freire is a writer living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has also been published in The Federalist and The American Conservative.

Recent blog posts by this author

Extreme Marie Kondo: Could You Give Up all Your Worldly Goods?

Marie Kondo’s Netflix show “Tidying Up” is a smash hit. Thrift stores all over America have seen a spike in donations - to the extent that some have had to impose limits on how much people can donate. The premise of the show is simple: in each...

What Amazon’s Documentary ‘Lorena’ Teaches About American Society

Over the past several years, America has been deluged with documentaries, movies, and limited series revisiting the great media frenzies of the 1990s (OJ Simpson, Waco, Tonya Harding, etc). These shows are entertaining, but they also play a more...

The Good Christian Men Will Be out There... Eventually

“Where are the good Christian men?” Christian journalist Rod Dreher posed that question in an article for The American Conservative, which was republished by Intellectual Takeout this week. Dreher had just met Anna Hitchings, a 32-year old Catholic...

Friends Don’t Let Friends Marry the Wrong Person

In recent weeks, royal media coverage has focused on the birth of baby Archie Harrison, son of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. That means the British tabloids are taking a short break from their other favorite topic: the alleged feud...

Congratulations, Harry and Meghan! Now It’s Time for a Second Baby.

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on the birth of their baby boy! As a fellow parent, I would like to offer them some advice. Harry and Meghan, you need to have a second baby as soon as possible. And no, I don’t...

Keep Your Screens Away From My Kids!

Recently, we’ve been hearing a great deal about how some parents — usually wealthier, more educated ones — ban their kids from looking at screens. In October, the New York Times ran a series of stories about how tech executes in Silicon Valley...

Easter Egg Hunts and Deluded Political Ideologies

Ah, Easter egg hunts. They’re a fun, wholesome, all-American tradition. Or are they? As many parents can attest, Easter egg hunts also have a dark side. Last Saturday, my husband and I took our four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son to...

How to Approach Your Friend's New Baby: 3 Tips for Childless People

Visiting a friend who has just given birth can be a daunting experience when you don’t have a child of your own. How do you act? What do you give? What’s polite to say and what isn’t? I have two kids now, but I didn’t give birth till I was over...

Tara Westover and the Contradictions Which Allowed Her to Write a NYT Bestseller

Human beings love a good rags-to-riches story. As proof of this, consider the enduring popularity of the fairy tale ‘Cinderella.’ In recent years, Americans have put their own unique twist on this genre: the memoirs of people who achieved success...

Three Ways to Stop Hating Taking Your Kids to the Playground

Most parents hate taking their kids to the playground. It’s mind-numbingly boring. It lasts forever. And no matter how long you stay, your kids always cry when it’s time to go home. If you don’t believe me, try Googling a phrase like “playground...

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