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How to Date Like a Mad Woman

How to Date Like a Mad Woman

“Where are the men?” my girlfriend clamored as our cocktails arrived. “Lately, the guys I’ve met are wishy-washy when it comes to planning the date. If we meet in my area of town, they ask me to pick the venue because they don’t know the area – like Yelp isn’t a thing. And when I offered the last guy restaurant suggestions, he asked what kind of food they serve. What kind of man asks a woman out and makes her not only plan the date, but make sure he’s comfortable with the cuisine, too?”

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  • July 20, 2012
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  • Comments Off on Is Motherhood The Only Path To Success?
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Is Motherhood The Only Path To Success?

Is Motherhood The Only Path To Success?

I realize I’m about to step in it. And by “it,” I mean the “Marissa Mayer is a female CEO — and she’s pregnant!” discussion that inevitably leads back to the “Can women have it all?” exchange that began last month.

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  • July 19, 2012
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  • Comments Off on A Message for Moms: Up the Auntie
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A Message for Moms: Up the Auntie

A Message for Moms: Up the Auntie

I’m a childless woman by circumstance. I had always planned, expected, hoped and dreamed that I’d marry and have children, but I’m now in my early 40’s and both milestones have eluded me. It’s not that I’m not maternal. I have always loved children and I’m a very devoted aunt. It’s not that I do not want to be married, either. It’s just that, like so many of my college-educated female cohorts of Generation X, marriage and children are to come later, if ever. It wasn’t because we delayed marriage and motherhood for education or our careers. It’s that we never saw getting a college degree or having a career that offered self-sufficiency as choices — as our brothers didn’t. And the overwhelming majority of us have children only once we are married…

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  • July 16, 2012
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  • Comments Off on It's Time for Auntie's Day
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It's Time for Auntie's Day

It's Time for Auntie's Day

When I launched Savvy Auntie four years ago, my first mission was to change the way we look at aunts in America today. Often imagined as a relic of a generations past, the term ‘aunt’ conjured up an image more “Auntique” than that of a modern, cosmopolitan woman. That’s not to say I didn’t appreciate and honor our Great-Great-Aunts, but where were today’s cool, contemporary aunt figures? As I explored this modern segment of American women who are not (yet) moms (The U.S. Census puts us at 47 percent of women through age 44), I realized there are all types of aunts….

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  • July 1, 2012
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On Failure…

On Failure…

I fail every day.
What those failures are, I couldn’t say.
I just keep going with all that I’ve learned.
I take even bigger risks, more failures earned.
-Melanie Notkin

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  • June 27, 2012
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  • Comments Off on The Single Reason Why We Don't Have It All
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The Single Reason Why We Don't Have It All

The Single Reason Why We Don't Have It All

Melissa looked around the room, a New York City apartment filled with attractive 40-something singles gathered to celebrate yet another birthday. “Look at this,” she said pointing at the room with her eyes. “So many amazing men and women… How are we all still single? Maybe we’ll never be married. Maybe we won’t have kids.” She shrugged and nodded her head thoughtfully. “Will we still be here for each other when we’re old?”

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