47 Reasons Why It's Really, Really Good to Be an Aunt

Every aunt knows how fortunate we are to have the love of our nieces and nephews. And we are grateful to their parents, who have given us the gift of aunthood. And so, Auntie's Day is also a time for us to appreciate all really good things that aunthood brings...

Single, Childless and 45: So What's Wrong With You?

I hadn't planned it this way. I have always been open to love and relationships...

Other's Day

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.

What I Know About Being Single Now That I'm in My 40s

I have come to realize that I'm happy despite the fact that my life did not turn out as expected. Here's why…

Single and 40: What I Know About Love

I've learned that love is no game of musical chairs meant only for lucky ones who find a seat when the music stops. And I know that love lasts as long as you are both willing to remember the music that played when you first met...

The Truth About the Childless Life

The TIME magazine cover story: "The Childfree Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children," presumes that the decreasing birthrate in America is mostly due to a choice by many modern American women and men to be childfree. But the truth about childless men and women paints a different picture.

The One Sure Way to Get Married

Being single is seen as a chronic problem that needs to be solved and those who just had it solved want to share their secret, i.e. THE secret to finding love and getting married.

Over 40, Single and Childless on Mother’s Day

I want to be a mother. I know what some of you may say: Have a baby on your own; adopt; foster. And a few of you may say: Sorry, lady, you should have thought of that earlier. You're just too old...

Single and Childless: I Know What You're Thinking

The truth about what some people are thinking when they meet a woman like me...

Study Uncovers 23 Million Generous Women Society Overlooks

One in five American women is a PANK. Collectively, they spend $9 billion dollars annually on children not their own. More than a third of PANKs contribute to a child's education. Yet, half feel overlooked by society. Who are these generous, childless women? A new national joint-study reveals their power.

Single and Childless: Can We Just Move On?

I said "never" to having a baby on my own... so why won't they believe me?

Why I Choose Love Over Motherhood

When you're at the end of your fertility, at the end of the summer, at the other end of an argument you can't win, all you want to do is wait it out...

Helen Gurley Brown: Champion of the Single Woman

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

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

The Single Reason Why We Don't Have It All

What if you never get the chance to 'have it all?'

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

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

Women Over Age 35 Are Having More Kids

OK ladies, take a breath. You're not the only ones hoping to have a baby or who have given birth to a second or even third child after your fortieth birthday. In fact, you're part of a growing trend of women who do.

What Not to Say to Single Women Who Long to Be Moms

We all know that going through infertility treatments can be incredibly challenging for couples. But single women who yearn to be mothers go through their own heartache. While their infertility is circumstantial, it can be just as difficult as each month passes...

The "Career Woman" Myth

Just about everyone is just dying to know: What is she waiting for?

My Secret Grief: Over 35, Single, and Childless

I not only have to cope with my circumstantial infertility, but I have to defend my desire to be married to someone I'm crazy about before conceiving. I have to defend why I'm not a mother when it's all I ever wanted to be.

Unnatural Women: Childless in America

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's the Big Idea, Donny Deutsch?

When did voluntarily becoming a single mother become the barometer for one's deep desire to be a mother? And, since when did having a baby on one's own mark a woman's levels of attractiveness to men or rank her bravery?

Is He Just Too Old for This?

Men are responsible for 40 percent of all fertility problems among American couples, so why is all the pressure (read: judgment) on women for reproductive health and timeliness?

A Is for Auntie

Spending quality time with a niece or nephew has a greater influence on their developmental skills than you may think...

Why Aunts Deserve a Day

The nearly 50 percent of America women who are not moms - the aunts and godmothers - contribute significantly to the American Family Village and the development of the children in their lives. Notkin shows how and why they finally deserve to be recognized, honored and celebrated with a new tradition - Auntie's Day.