Otherhood has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. You know, the opposite of motherhood. Doing anything OTHER than having children. Yeah, those were the days. And then I fell in love. I still appreciate the whole childless by choice woman, and if it's something you are considering, living, or don't understand, check out Melanie Notkin's Otherhood: Modern Women Finding A New Kind of Happiness.
Otherhood is a collection of stories about modern women. It's very Carrie Bradshaw and friends as much of the book talks about the Manhattan dating scene and women deciding that they are not going to settle for a lesser love just to make babies. Some may call living life for yourself and no one else shallow and selfish. I think of it as a dream come true. This collection will absolutely resonate with those of you who are in your thirties and unattached. Notkin is happy to give you all a look into her life and all that goes into being the coolest aunt instead of the mom who is honestly never cool.