Forget Old Maids: Aunts For a New Generation
The stereotype of the old shrivelled aunt who hates kids needs a reboot don't you think?
Savvy Auntie is a community started by Melanie Notkin who has six nieces and nephews, but no children of her own. She has embraced aunthood saying that aunts can fill a unique roll in a child's life. Having Melanie as an aunt looks a little like having Carrie Bradshaw in your extended family. But being an aunt is more than just buying presents insists Notkin - it is about helping out over-extended parents with childcare and being a good role model to kids.