Madelaine White, an editor at Canada's The Globe and Mail, shares her thoughts on
My sister is due at the end of the month, and I’m becoming an aunt for the first time. I’m pretty stoked about ...Read More »
The Canadian magazine, The Walrus, May 1, 2018 cover story, "Child-Free By Choice: A New Generation Is Changing What it Means to Live Child-Free" quotes Melanie Notkin and her 2014 research study ...Read More »
Melanie Notkin was a guest on Vancouver, Canada's Roundhouse Radio 98.3 "Sense of Place" with host Minelle Mahtani. The 20 minute segment was on the importance of aunthood and PANKs. Listen in he...Read More »
Originally published on the Huffington Post.
"Auntie! We're family!"
With a big wide-eyed smile, my then-2-year-old nephew had exclaimed the three words that changed my life. He was expressing h...Read More »
Spinster—the most talked-about book of the summer—celebrates the power and pleasures of solitary life, but skims over the toughest fact of solo-hood: loneliness. Briony Smith tackles the last single-l...Read More »
This collection certainly refutes the notion that people without kids are somehow seriously uninterested in kids. Did you want to highlight that?
I didn’t seek it out and I did not give my contributo...Read More »
Melanie Notkin's OTHERHOOD: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness makes Justine Lewkowicz's "Favourite Books of 2014."
I think everyone should read this book: single women over 30, to know th...Read More »
"They’ve been called the Nomos (not-mothers), who have entered a state of “otherhood” (like motherhood without the “m”). These women are our girlfriends, sisters, colleagues, neighbours and partners. ...Read More »