American Morning

Tune in at 6am Eastern for all the news you need to start your day.
July 18th, 2011
10:38 AM ET

How to be maternal without having children

According to the 2010 U.S. Census Report, "Fertility of American Women," almost 46% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 do not have children, up from 35 percent in 1976.

Melanie Notkin, founder and author of "Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids," joins Kiran Chetry on American Morning today to explain the reasons for this trend and to talk about her recent Huffington Post article "The Truth About Childless Women."

Notkin discusses the ways that many women are dealing with being childless in a positive way, explaining that there are ways for women to be maternal without having kids.

Filed under: Parenting
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Amir

    Wow, Those stats are pretty alarming. Reminds me of my grandparents and thir Zion tactics. THat was a funny time. The two chid and family issue. It never worked for them back in those days..... Don't walk and text because your a crimenal : ) Yeah Right! It's like saying don't walk and turn your heard unless your ata corner and looking both ways.

    July 19, 2011 at 8:40 am |