Welcome to the place for aunts (and uncles)
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.
Etymology:Middle English, from Old French ante, from Latin amita; akin to Old High German amma mother, nurse, Greek amma nurse
1 : the sister of one's father or mother
2 : the wife of one's uncle
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
"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
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
July 26th is Aunt and Uncles Day
because we deserve a day too!
Poem by David, age 6
The dark wood.
I have woke upperly