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.
While half of America's women have not begun immediate families of their own, they are contributing invaluably to families around them. It's time to embrace all the maternal women in a child's life this Mother's Day.