The focus on motherhood as success and the norm can make women without children feel less-than, as if they only fully become women once they are mothers. Read More
Melanie Notkin is the national best-selling author of Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids and the founder and personality behind Savvy Auntie. Notkin is the foremost expert on the demographic of childless, often single, women in North America. She has shared her research, writing, and popular voice as a contributor to The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and PsychologyToday.com, among others, and she appears regularly on national television and the web. Otherhood is inspired by her life in New York City.