One reason that this blog has brought me so much happiness is that blogging has widened my circle of friends so much. I met Melanie Notkin because we’re both interested in using social media to engage with readers, and I’m very excited for her this week — her first book just hit the shelves, Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids. In it, she shines a light on relationships that bring a tremendous amount of love and happiness — the bond among “aunties” and their nieces, nephews, god-children, etc.
I knew Melanie has done a lot of thinking about happiness, so I was eager to hear what she had to say.
When I joined the social media team here at Graco, I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about since I don’t have a baby – which I thought could be a slight issue when writing for the gracoBABY.com blog. What I DO have, though, are babies that I absolutely adore like my goddaughter, niece, and my friends’ new bundles of joy. Therefore, I think it is 100% fitting that I use one of my first few posts to create a blogger spotlight on Savvy Auntie, who focuses her writing on the role that aunts and godmothers play in children’s lives….
Melanie took her vision, ran with it – and has not stopped! She has poured herself into making the voices of us loving aunties heard… and now by writing the Savvvy Auntie book, the world will continue to hear us roar. I knew Melanie would put every ounce of herself into writing a fabulous guide for being the savviest of savvy aunties… and she has. I love this book!
SAVVY AUNTIE: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers and All Women Who Love Kids, written by my dear friend, Melanie Notkin, is on sale today!
I'm featured in the book - check out Chapter 10! - talking about hormonal balance. Whether you plan on being an aunt long-term, or if you're waiting for 'Mr. Right,' I share my best strategies to promote hormonal balance in your 20's & 30's and how you can protect your fertility for whenever you might want to start your own family.
I could hardly believe it when author & self-described auntrepreneur Melanie Notkin (aka @SavvyAuntie) shared the story. Today, Melanie is launching a book called Savvy Auntie – a book that came to be because of conversation she had on Twitter with one of the seventh graders at Mama Lucy’s school in Tanzania. Yes, you’re reading that right, one of the TwitterKids of Tanzania helped get Melanie a book deal with HarperCollins…
Are you an aunt? Do you know an aunt? If so, you’ll love this show. My guest is author Melanie Notkin, author of the new book, Savvy Auntie.” We discuss how her personal life led to the writing of the book, how being an aunt is far more important than many people think, and how her practical advice and tongue-in-cheek sense of humor will make this book a best-seller.
….gosh do I wish somebody had given me this book way back when! Melanie Notkin’s “Savvy Auntie” is the PANK’s guide to life with children. I’ve never seen a book that so clearly defines life with children for those who don’t fit the American mold of as Melanie says “two-kids-one-husband-two-car-garage…”
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