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Eight Nights of Hanukkah for the Single Ladies

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.08.2017 | Women
Melanie Notkin

When you're single, no kids, lighting the Hanukkah menorah at home alone can be a bummer, especially if you hoped that by the time this Hanukkah had r...

47 Reasons Why It's Really, Really Good To Be An Aunt

Melanie Notkin | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Sunday, July 26, is the seventh annual Auntie's Day, the day I founded in 2009 to celebrate and honor aunts by relation, aunts by choice to friends' children, godmothers, and all women who play an active role in the life of a child not-their-own.

I Don't Want My Kids To Share Grandma

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I asked if we could just take my kids and she doesn't want to go if my nephews don't come. I'm guessing that means she wants me to help her take my nephews on a trip. I've tried talking to her about this issue and she thinks I am being selfish.

To Hug or Not To Hug That is the Question

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I am not a 'hugger'. I don't think I ever have been a hugger but I notice I get even more distant the older I get. I'm not saying I don't like to be...

New Study Uncovers 23 Million Powerful American Women -- and They're Not Moms

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Melanie Notkin

The moment I became an aunt for the first time was the most meaningful and fulfilling time of my life. But as much as I felt this milestone had changed everything for me, no one else beyond my closest friends and family seemed to notice. No one spoke to me as an aunt.

My Eulogy for Uncle Kevin

Jim Higley | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

I share the eulogy I gave for my brother, Kevin, annually on this day to remind my son -- and all my children -- of a man who loved them dearly.

What Kind of Impact Are You Making on Your Kids?

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 07.07.2012 | Parents
Kathy Kaehler

What we do now as parents is going to play out in our kids' lives later on. I witnessed this in something that just happened with my teens.