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25 Reasons Why Aunts Deserve a Day

Melanie Notkin | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Babies are born from the womb. Maternity is born from the soul. There are many ways to "mother" a child. Aunthood is as close as it gets.

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.

Helen Gurley Brown: Champion Of The Single Woman

Melanie Notkin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

While Friedan set out to help make women equal among men, Gurley Brown set out to make single women equal among all women.

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.

The Single Reason Why We Don't Have It All

Melanie Notkin | Posted 08.26.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Singles who live alone move into homes with others for the weekend in the summer, staving off more than the concrete heat of the city. It's simply less lonely.

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.

Since When Do Women Become Single Mothers to Be More Attractive to Men?

Melanie Notkin | Posted 02.13.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

When did voluntarily becoming a single mother become the barometer for your desire to be a mother, your bravery, and your level of attractiveness to men?

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.

Honoring Our 'Other Mothers' This Mother's Day

Melanie Notkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Notkin

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.

Savvy Auntie, Unsavvy Arrington

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This little bundle of cuteness is my friend Jen's baby, Tyler. He's four months old and the first time I met him I agonized over what to get him as a ...

First Online Community for (Savvy) Aunts Launches

Eric Kuhn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Kuhn

SavvyAuntie.com is the first online community for cool aunts, great aunts, godmothers and all women who love kids. It's like a parenting community for non-parents.