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Happy Father's Day: RIP Dad, I Am Finally at Peace

Toan Lam | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Toan Lam

This Father's Day, I can finally say that I am at peace with Dad. Thanks to two friends -- angels on Earth really -- one of whom, was a complete stranger who helped me let go of the unsettled business I had with pops.

"Talking the Talk"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was about 12 years old, my father and I had The Talk. It was such a traumatic experience that I remember only two things about...

Call in the Auntie Brigade! Lessons from Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Sometimes the most important role an aunt plays, much like Aunt Rosamund, is as a supportive sounding board.

Pippa Middleton Is a DebutAunt!

Melanie Notkin | Posted 09.21.2013 | Women
Melanie Notkin

I'm thrilled for the Prince and Princess on the birth of their royal baby boy, and I am especially happy for Pippa Middleton, Princess Catherine's sister, who has become an Auntie by Relation (ABR) today -- just in time for the 5th Annual Auntie's Day.

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.

Happy Thursday, Every Thursday

Andrew Cotto | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

We'd been home four days from the hospital when the phone rang. "Hello!" an ebullient voice sang through the receiver. "It's Winnie calling to wish Sophia a happy second Thursday!"

Novelist Maeve Binchy Was Childless, Not Heartless

Melanie Notkin | Posted 10.06.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

There are many ways to mother, just as there are ways to find fault with women who are not mothers.

A Message for Moms: Up the Auntie

Melanie Notkin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

I had always planned, expected, hoped and dreamed that I'd marry and have children, but I'm now in my early 40's and both milestones have eluded me.

It's Time for Auntie's Day

Melanie Notkin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Sunday, July 22, marks the fourth annual Auntie's Day®. It's a day to honor and celebrate the women in the American Family Village who love and give to children not-their-own.

When You're Not a Mother on Mother's Day

Melanie Notkin | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Babies are born from the womb. Maternity is born from the soul. There are many ways to mother.

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.

Unnatural Women: Childless in America

Melanie Notkin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Childlessness is the state into which a girl is born. But once she reaches her mid thirties, that natural state is suddenly deemed unnatural.

What All the Single Ladies Are Going to Do (in Corporate America)

Rosina Samadani | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business
Rosina Samadani

As women embrace this idea and shift energy they have been putting towards finding a mate -- and potentially caring for a family -- to their life's work, what is going to happen?

Has 'Mommyism' Replaced Feminism?

Melanie Notkin | Posted 11.23.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Why is it that the modern mom can love children and her career but the childless woman can only love her career? In America today, has feminism morphed into mommyism?

The Invisible Infertility

Melanie Notkin | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

For women like me, we not only grieve the loss of motherhood, but we also grieve the loss of the dream, the dream of finding love and marriage resulting in that beautiful baby carriage.

The Truth About Childless Women

Melanie Notkin | Posted 09.10.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

I'm 42 and still single and I have come to acknowledge the truth: it's very possible I won't have children of my own.