By Melanie Notkin
One year ago, I enjoyed being part of a clique of friends at a co-workspace. We sat closely together, sharing worktables, afternoon snacks and personal stories: their spouses ...Read More »
On this week’s Bespoke Parenting Hour, host Julie Gunlock talks to writer (and coolest aunt on the planet!) Melanie Notkin, an expert on the emerging demographic of childless, often single women, whic...Read More »
"Plenty of millennial women I’ve encountered say they want to be aunts. This has led to the creation of [the] term: PANK (for Professional Aunt, No Kids), joining the more ubiquitous term DINK (do...Read More »
Today, more women are choosing not to have kids than in Aunt Mary’s day. Canada’s fertility rate, at 1.6, sits below the 2.1 children per woman needed to sustain population numbers. And, as Anne Kings...Read More »
“A life beyond my expectations”: Melanie Notkin talks Generation PANK (Professional Aunts, No Kids) aka women who are childless by choice, chance, or challenge, the complex feelings raised by mode...Read More »
Mom and dad aren't the only adults who can have a positive impact on children.
“Is it true that Paul is coming to our house this evening?” My son’s eyes were sparkling with delight. Paul is a singl...Read More »