I was only trying to make conversation, as one does at a party. But when I was introduced to a reality-show star, the conversation ended just as quickly as it began.
We started with the customary “...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 »
In advance of Melanie Notkin's keynote speech at the first Not-Mom Summit on Friday, October 9, 2015, she was invited on the IdeaStream show on NPR, Cleveland OH to discuss Otherhood.
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I asked Melanie Notkin what she thought of Cattrall’s parenting comments. Notkin, an aunt to six nieces and nephews, is the creator of Savvy Auntie, an online community for PANKS (that’s professional ...Read More »
The large-scale derision of Cattrall’s maternal-ness also lays bare how resentful many still feel toward a 59-year-old woman who opted out of motherhood proper. Childless women are very often still cr...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 »
Jenny Powers, host of Broadcast: Broads Building Businesses, interviewed Melanie Notkin on the occasion of the upcoming 7th Annual Auntie's Day on Sunday, July 26, to learn more about how she started ...Read More »
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.
It's nearly here! The 7th Annual Auntie's Day is Sunday, July 26! It's the day I founded in 2009 to honor and celebrate aunts and godmothers - and all women who love children-not-their-own.
We have...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 »