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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.

Man Dresses As A Princess To Boost His Niece's Confidence, Wins Hearts Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.24.2015 | Good News

"Sometimes you just have to be a princess." So says Jesse Nagy, the 25-year-old uncle to Izzy, age 4, who was a little nervous to wear a princess o...

Everything in Its Place

Stanley Ely | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stanley Ely

When my mother was well along in years, she entreated her family please not to send her any more items of the sort that required dusting. "I've got enough things already," I remember her saying. "Enough that need to be cleaned."

And a Little Cat Shall Lead Them

Stan Duncan | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion
Stan Duncan

Maybe this year, this new year, we should pray as we never have before, that the wisdom of the least, the last, and the cats might come into our lives and open our eyes, and guide us forever.

Letters to Hadley: Looks

Liz Olson | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

The world has a habit of judging people on their looks. I wish it were different, but it's not. You'll quickly learn that everyone has an opinion on what's pretty and it's virtually unavoidable to not feel the weight of those expectations.

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...

On Being a Gay Uncle

Paul Florez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Florez

Last year, my fiancé's sister, Julie, gave birth to a beautiful red-headed girl named Mira Celeste, and it was then I found myself taking on the role of uncle. And with that new role came a slew of fears I wasn't ready for.

Sex Tourism Encounters in the Dominican Republic: Reflections as a White Man of Privilege

Dr. Kevin A. Osten | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Dr. Kevin A. Osten

These women and men who work as sex workers, through circumstances of place of birth and family resources, perpetuated by social systems and structures, do not have these privileges. It is not merely personal agency or strength of character that will free them from sex work and its dangers.

My Nieces Are the Most Beautiful, Smart, Talented Young Ladies in the Whole World

Chuck Nyren | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

What's interesting about this: I'm being completely objective. It's all just true. They actually are the two most beautiful and smart and talented young women in the whole world. I'm not kidding myself, like most people do about their children, grandchildren, nieces, whatever.

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.

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.

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.

Arianna Huffington's sister, Agapi Stassinopoulos: A True Savvy Auntie

Melanie Notkin | Posted 05.29.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Agapi Stassinopoulos wants her nieces -- and everyone -- to understand that life's journey is where you find yourself and your passion.

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.