A piece I wrote for The New York Post is the "Body & Soul" section cover story today, June 16, 2016.
My essay is inspired by my dating life in my 40s and I share why it's better now than it was...Read More »
Rachel Spencer, BuzzFeed Contributor
2. And you don’t have to live up to other people’s expectations, either.
I spent most of my thirties in a frenzy fretting about finding a man, settling down, a...Read More »
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Melanie Notkin, founder and CEO of Savvy Auntie®, the multiplatform lifestyle brand for aunts and godmothers, has revealed the SAVVY AUNTIE COOLEST TOY AWARDS...Read More »
What would Ruth think?
That was my first thought when the news broke Thursday morning that Barbie would be available in three new body types: curvy, tall and petite, in addition to the classic ...Read More »
This year, expect consumers to be less bothered about labels and gender conformity and more concerned about their physical and mental wellbeing and their need to inspire change, latest data on Global ...Read More »
There’s also the common assumption that with no kids, people must have a lot of free personal time, and the work-life balance does not really apply to them. As Melanie Notkin, author of Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, puts it, “It’s rare that childless workers are thought to have a life outside of work, so ‘what’s to balance?’ some may think.”
"Notkin, author of Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, will deliver a keynote based on the book. “The myopic view of mother as all women establishes women who don’t have children as the ‘other’ to mother,” she explained. The consequences of this othering are significant: “If we are ‘other’ to mother then we will never live our full authentic lives, because we will always be measured against what society believes to be our potential.” This, according to Notkin, is an important issue feminism has yet to fully address."
On a snowy morning in Montreal, when I was four, not-quite-five, I was struggling to put on my big red rubber boots. My mother sat nearby and watched me, as I finally succeeded, enabling my independen...Read More »