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Why the Moms Who Love Aunties Are Amazing, too

Melanie Notkin | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Melanie Notkin

And as far as the love we give to your kids goes, well, that comes naturally to us. Babies are born from the womb, but maternity comes from the soul. There are many way to be maternal. Thank you for giving us a deeply meaningful way to exercise our maternal muscle.

Out of the Mouths of Moms

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

I get a lot of motherly input in my life. I have an amazing mom, a fantastic mother-in-law, a one of kind older sister, world class sisters-in-law, aunts, great aunts, and friends. And over the course of those very many relationships, I have received countless pieces of advice -- both solicited and unsolicited (my personal favorite).

Recognizing All Your Moms... Six Questions

David Kanegis | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

It takes so little to show your appreciation on a more frequent basis. Whether it's a quick cup of coffee, a movie, going shopping, a day out on the town or simply telling your Mother how much you love, appreciate and treasure her. Consider doing this often.

Little Girl Adorably Scolds Her Aunt For Saying A ‘Bad Word'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents

This little girl's aunt is in the doghouse for saying "poop." Two-year-old Josie was pretty angry when her aunt Mimi said the "bad word," and she ...

Thanking the Women in Our Lives

Areva Martin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Areva Martin

The load of responsibility placed on the shoulders of women in our society is heavy. It's stressful. It's hard work. It's not easy.

What Are You Teaching Your Teens About Holiday Behavior?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It starts something like this: You go to a relative's house for the holidays. Soon, the adults start to drink a little, lose their inhibitions and start to regress to their younger selves. You start to tell old stories. Oh no, you have forgotten that your teenage children are in the room.

The Importance of Aunties and Uncles

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

As my nieces and nephews become teenagers, they seem busy with their own lives. I don't know what to do to get closer, other than friending them on Facebook. Do you think having relationships with their aunts and uncles matters to kids?

The Big Five-O

Beth Bernstein | Posted 11.10.2012 | Fifty
Beth Bernstein

When my mother had a kidney stone, she called me to tell me to get to the hospital first: "Go get a Sharpie at the nurses' station and blacken out my age on the side of the bed," she told me.

Food: We Can't Live With It, but We Can Live Without It

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Steinberg

The problem with Marjorie's scrambled eggs was that they didn't smile like my mom's eggs. They seemed pale, like they'd had a bad night out. They looked like their estimated taxes were due.

Discovering What Unites Us All

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

We are all sons and daughters. This truth unites all people from all parts of the world. Many of us don't think about it, but our identity as a son or a daughter is a gateway.

A Dirty Mind? Why Yes I Do. It Runs in the Family

Lora Somoza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lora Somoza

I tend to be the grossest person in the room. I used to always describe myself as one of the guys...with female parts. I consider it a gift really. But lately, I come to realize it's more than that. It's genetic.

Thank You

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

March is (was?) Women's History Month. Now that it's over I would like to get this in just under the wire: a simple tribute to those women who inspired me.

First Online Community for (Savvy) Aunts Launches

Eric Kuhn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Kuhn is the first online community for cool aunts, great aunts, godmothers and all women who love kids. It's like a parenting community for non-parents.