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.
Listen in her...Read More »
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 »
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 »
PANKs are Professional Aunts, No Kids, and, according to the World Travel Mart Global Trends Report, this is a "key emerging demographic".
The number of PANKs in the United States alone is estimat...Read More »
"Cafés like KitTea might be planning special events for new holidays geared for the burgeoning demographic, like Aunties’ Day on July 26 that was founded by Melanie Notkin to honor and celebrate aunts...Read More »
EPISODE 200: Melanie Notkin, Author of Otherhood and The Savvy Auntie Blog
Click here to listen to the SO MONEY podcast episode #200.
In this day and age, we hear a lot about women balancing it ...Read More »
Originally published in Huffington Post
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Sunday, July 26, is the seventh annual Auntie's Day, the day I founded in 2009 to celebrate and...Read More »