About Emma & This Blog
Welcome to Chaos.
This is where I blog about the good, the bad and the chaotic.
When I started writing Embrace the Chaos in 2009, I didn’t really know what I was getting into. But I soon realized that writing about parenting isn’t just writing about diapers and temper tantrum solutions – it is writing about the current issues of the day through the lens of a parent.
In any given week posts may include: sleep tips; the pinkification of toys; the most recent parenting study and why it is relevant (or not) and what your favourite (or despised) celebrity mom is up to. If you like the overuse of brackets and typos, then keep reading.
My lifestyle writing has been in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living, Today’s Parent, Canadian Family and Food & Drink.
A few years ago, my friend Eshun Mott and I realized that our kids were going to live on white food forever unless we did something about it. So we wrote the best-selling family cookbook Whining and Dining: Mealtime Survival for Picky Eaters and Families Who Love Them. It is part parenting manual, part cookbook and still available on indigo.ca and amazon.com
I have a Master’s in Journalism from Boston University. But like most writing geeks, I spent my early years dreaming of being a journalist and wasting hours in the yearbook office. I also spent much more time in Queen’s University at the school paper than I did at my political studies classes.
I am a fourth generation foodie; I grew up stealing tastes in my mother’s and grandmother’s kitchen. When I am not thinking about my kids, I am thinking about food (well, actually the opposite is more true.)
The best thing I ever wrote was a conversation between God and my then 12-year-old self. Unfortunately, I forgot it in my locker and got a C+. I have been trying to get an A ever since.
You can find me making typos on Twitter at @emmawaverman or at a farmer’s market with my three kids, husband and (slightly annoying) dog in Toronto.