And yes, it's official. Auntie's Day is listed in Chase's Calendar of Events - the national calendar of holidays and commemorations (sadly, now behind a firewall.)
Whether or not you celebrate with, or are celebrated by, your nieces and nephews on Sunday, July 26 (and every fourth Sunday in July!) I celebrate you and encourage you to celebrate all the ways you contribute to a child's life.
Aunthood is a gift. It's a gift to the children (both literally and figuratively!). It's a gift to the parents (who often need all the support they can get!) It's a gift to you - the aunt - for all the ways aunthood fills our lives with love, joy and meaning.
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 »
Author of 'Otherhood' shines light on women who are childless because they didn't find the right partner.
By Nara Schoenberg
Melanie Notkin could not have been clearer about her desire to have c...Read More »
TYLENOL has invited me, and SAVVY AUNTIE, to participate in its new campaign, entitled: #HowWeFamily. TYLENOL approached me for this sponsored campaign because they understand that aunts play a valuab...Read More »
"Magda (48) is the protagonist of this story. Amen journalist, is a real PANK, Melanie Notkin established term, a Canadian [sic - American] marketer to define the Professional Aunt No Kids. We would t...Read More »
Independent and Courageous Dreamers:Tias PANK
(Via Google Translate:) Aunts Pank: They project a femininity that is not reduced to motherhood but of love for her nephews. Aunts Pank: Beyond a succ...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 »
In the continued global reach of the PANK demographic, Argentina's La Gaceta features Melanie Notkin's PANKs based on a study by Ana Alejandra Fuentes Cuiñas, a professor and researcher at UADE (Argen...Read More »