More Single Women Are Opting For Aunthood Than Motherhood

Mar 9, 2016 at 7:43 pm |

An ode to the aunt

I love being a mother but at the same time I love being an aunt to my sister’s two children, too. Each time I see my 4-year-old niece, we have oodles of fun with each other and I might or might not sometimes get a little more mischievous with her than I do with my own kids. Why? Because I know I can have that kind of fun with her without worrying about disciplining her because hey, that’s mom’s job, not mine.

And that’s why being an aunt is different than being a mother, yet so important, too. You get a chance to have a hands-on relationship that is both loving and pure, too.

Mother with kids interact with IPhone smartphone in funny moment and sunset light.

Aunt with her niece and nephew/Getty Images

Yet for writer Paulette Perhach, it’s more than just being an aunt to her nieces and nephews – it’s a role that she takes very seriously, too as more and more single women are opting not to have kids but are still looking to build important relationships with their youngest family members, too.

And honestly, I can relate to this on so many levels, too.


More single women are opting to be aunts rather than mothers and are taking their roles quite seriously, too.

There’s nothing wrong with being the break-all-the-rules aunt.