Calling All Allomothers: You Deserve A Day Of Thanks: "But if children thrive with multiple, committed carers, it's worth revising some common cultural tropes about motherhood and childrearing. For one thing, moms might feel less guilty taking time away from kids if they know that time is spent developing other nurturing and "natural" relationships."
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Vegetables must be chopped, lentils soaked, spices roasted and ground before slowly simmering everything together. If you try to cut corners, the food just isn't the same. The same is true for some relationships.
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"Cool aunt" Melanie Notkin is the founder of SavvyAuntie.com. She is a proud "PANK" — that is, Professional Aunt, No Kids.