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 »
By Melanie Notkin
The biggest question at this year’s Toy Fair is not which goods will be hot, but where the goods will actually be sold.
The industry is still looking for innovative ways to rep...Read More »
The Women’s March made me uneasy from the start.
First, I wondered where the Jewish leaders were. After all, Jewish women have historically played prominent roles in second-wave feminism. Where...Read More »
As the founder of Savvy Auntie, the lifestyle brand for women who love kids, I attend New York’s Toy Fair every year, predicting the gifts that will be bestsellers at the holiday season — and all year...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 »
Picking up on the New York Post article entitled: "The most undervalued women in America are childless aunts," Melanie Notkin wrote for Auntie's Day, Sunday, July 24, 2016, ScaryMommy.com publish...Read More »
Melanie Notkin appears in The New York Post on the 8th Annual Auntie's Day:
A good place to start is national Auntie’s Day, the day I established in 2009 that falls annually on the fourth Sunday in J...Read More »
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 »
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 »
But others think it’s unfair to blame Type A personality traits and career focus for one’s single status.
“Singles aren’t waiting for life to happen to them,” argues Melanie Notkin, cultural anthro...Read More »