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Kim Cattrall: 'I Am Not A Biological Parent, But I Am A Parent'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.14.2015 | Women

Kim Cattrall wants you to know: Just because she hasn't given birth to children doesn't mean she isn't parenting. The "Sex and the City" actress spok...

How to Know You're Not Alone in the Otherhood

Melanie Notkin | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Melanie Notkin

For women in the Otherhood, the term I introduced in my book of the same name for those who aren't part of the expected social norm of marriage and motherhood, whether by choice, or like me, by circumstance, our friendships are key.

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

Melanie Notkin | Posted 08.07.2015 | 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.

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.

9 Pieces Of Scientific Proof That Being Single Is Awesome

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women

Single people put up with a lot: The endless questions about relationship status. The "pity face." The double standard wherein single women are desper...

Why We Should Be Celebrating Other's Day

Melanie Notkin | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

When those of us who are childless by circumstance -- and the majority of childless women want or wanted children within the context of a relationship -- don't speak honestly about our experience, we continue to remain the silent majority.

I'm Heartbroken Over A Man I've Never Met

Melanie Notkin | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

To be single and 42 in New York is at once exhilarating and depressing, empowering and debilitating. It's everything you've ever wanted it to be and nothing you'd ever imagined, all at the same time.

6 Things I Know About Being Single Now That I'm In My 40s

Melanie Notkin | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

This is what I know for sure: Love is still ahead of me and I won't settle for anything less. And if I'm lucky, neither will he.

I'm 44 And Single -- Here's What I Know About Love

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

There are good dates, bad dates and forgettable dates. And there are dates that feel ethereal. They are rare, rarer than a much desired sun shower on desert-hot day. And sometimes, they last just that long, just long enough for us to remember a connection with someone can exist.

The Truth About the Childless Life

Melanie Notkin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Women
Melanie Notkin

We expected we'd have the social, economic and political equality our mothers didn't have, but the family they did. Here we are, among the most well-educated, most successful women in America, wondering how our choice to wait for the right relationship has left us single and childless.