..."This is because loneliness reads as weakness. Melanie Notkin, author of the 2014 book Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, believes our longing for companionship is often malig...Read More »
My latest article for New York Post: "The Baby Blocker: Why are increasingly college-educated women have children later in life? Blame men." is on why women are becoming mothers later than ever before...Read More »
Melanie Notkin writes in the Washington Post Solo-ish column about why she prefers the term "childless" over "childfree."
I was only trying to make conversation, as one does at a party. But when I was...Read More »
EPISODE 200: Melanie Notkin, Author of Otherhood and The Savvy Auntie Blog
Click here to listen to the SO MONEY podcast episode #200.
In this day and age, we hear a lot about women balancing it ...Read More »
Listen to the podcast where Melanie Notkin talks about Auntie's Day, Savvy Auntie, Otherhood, and what to say when you parents are worried about your being single.
Did you know there’s a special da...Read More »
Melanie believes that being childless for her was due to circumstance. She always wanted to find love, get married, and have a child with that man and yet she remained single. She is 46 and always exp...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 »
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In the midst of rapidly changing family structures, why does childlessness still carry a sti...Read More »
So what did I do?
I threw it back old school style and PICKED UP A BOOK. Otherhood by Melanie Notkin gives a voice to a population of single childless women who didn’t necessarily plan their curren...Read More »