Why I'm Perfectly Happy Being The Child-Free 'Cool Aunt'


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Some women would call me selfish for not wanting kids...and I would whole-heartedly agree with them.

I do not regard myself as "childless," nor will you see me running around telling people that I'm "childfull." My motherhood status shouldn't matter just because we live in a society that has told us that yes, having children is something that comes next once you're married; it's just what people do; it's imparting survival on the species; it's some sort of duty and if you don't fulfill it you're selfish and self-absorbed. Well then, so be it.

The subject of women not having kids for whatever reason has been beaten to death. I don't have 'em, don't want 'em right now and I don't know if I ever will. And that's where the story ends.  

Check out Melanie Notkin's book Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids!

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