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

The Profession that Dare Not Speak Its Name

Hello, my name is Emma and I’m a stay-at-home mother. Or…no…wait! I’m a work-at-home mother. Actually, it might be more accurate to say that I’m the chief executive officer of my home. Whenever I try to tell people what I do with my life, I get...

Meghan Markle Spent a Lot More on Clothes Than Kate in 2018. Here’s Why.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is enjoying the perks of royalty and it has come back to bite her. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the @RoyalVariety Performance at the London Palladium on Monday 19th November. #...

Three Selfish Reasons Not to Divorce in 2019

Americans have just celebrated Christmas and we’re about to celebrate New Year’s Eve. But did you know there’s an unofficial holiday coming up on January 7? It’s called Divorce Monday. That’s the first Monday after New Year’s, and every year it has...

Forget Mary Poppins: Three Reasons Real-Life Nannies Are Ruining Childhood

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard that Disney is releasing a new Mary Poppins movie. Just in time for the holiday season, Mary Poppins Returns continues the story of the nanny who is “practically perfect in every way.” She...

Three Things a Woman Should Never Do on a First Date

A while back, Intellectual Takeout published an article titled Three Things a Man Should Never Do on a First Date. The article drew a heated response, with readers expressing very different views. But one thing was clear: they wanted a version of...

How to Avoid One of the Most Common Parenting Mistakes

“Parents should not make empty threats to their kids.” You would be hard pressed to find anyone who will disagree with that statement. Parenting philosophies across the spectrum agree that empty threats are a bad idea. Given that consensus, it...

3 Reasons Not to Make Your Kids Share Their Toys

I don’t make my kids share their toys. I arrived at this decision after careful consideration. Unfortunately, that decision isn’t an easy one to discuss with other parents, mostly because it appears that my stance endorses selfishness. Nothing...

Three Things a Man Should Never Do on a First Date

“There’s only one thing worse than being single, and that’s dating.” A good friend of mine uttered this cri de coeur more than a decade ago. She survived. She is now happily married with kids - as am I. But we both look back on our time in the...

Five Things I Noticed About America After Living Abroad

Last week, I set foot on American soil for the first time in nearly two-and-a-half years. I have lived abroad for most of the past decade, but I’d never been away from my homeland for so long. I’m an American citizen and I love my country dearly....

Six Simple Tips for Making Friends

Loneliness is frequently described in terms of a modern pandemic. A growing body of research indicates loneliness may be worse for your health than obesity or heavy smoking. While most people agree that loneliness is a problem, there’s far less...

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