My aunt loves me

My Aunt Loves Me

A meeting place for aunts (and uncles)

Welcome to the place for aunts (and uncles)

The uncles are in parentheses because — well, I'm an aunt! I understand, however, that there are deliriously affectionate uncles in the world too, so please feel welcome.

This is a place to meet other aunts and uncles, to talk about the joys and challenges of aunt-hood and uncle-hood, to brag a little, to share photos, compare notes and get some advice.

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Poem by David, age 6

The dark wood.
I have woke upperly




aunt   Pronunciation:\ˈant, ˈänt\

Etymology:Middle English, from Old French ante, from Latin amita; akin to Old High German amma mother, nurse, Greek amma nurse Date:14th century

1 : the sister of one's father or mother
2 : the wife of one's uncle

niece   Pronunciation: \ˈnēs\

Etymology: Middle English nece granddaughter, niece, from Anglo-French nece, niece, from Late Latin neptia

1 : a daughter of one's brother, sister, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law
2 : an illegitimate daughter of an ecclesiastic

— from Merriam-Webster's online dictionary
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"Aunts" is more than a group of people or a role; instead, "to aunt" is a practice, something people "do."

Some women "aunt" as second mothers, friends, or mentors, while others play more peripheral roles. In either case, aunts nonetheless significantly impact their nieces and nephews' life choices.

— from Aunting: Cultural practices that sustain family and community life
by Dr. Laura L. Ellingson

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Only an Aunt can give hugs like a mother, can keep secrets like a sister, and share love like a friend.
— Spanish Proverb

March 8 is International Women's Day. Aunts and grandmas of the world, unite!



July 26th is Aunt and Uncles Day

because we deserve a day too!