On Hyphenating Names

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Anuja Oak-Mathur on Hyphenating Names

Anuja got married! After getting married, Anuja decided to hyphenate her last name (Oak) with her husband’s last name, Mathur). If you’re interested in this kind of thing, read on to hear it straight from Anuja Oak-Mathur: Why I’m Hyphenating my Last Name…

Night Weaning My Toddler: How I Night Weaned in 3 Days

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Night Weaning My Toddler - Nursies When the Sun Shines

Hi all. This is a post about night weaning my toddler. I’m sharing this personal story in the hopes that it might help another exhausted or otherwise ready-to-night-wean-mama, because when I was preparing to night wean my son, I found it really helpful to read other mamas’ stories and tips. If you’re a mama contemplating night weaning your toddler, I … Read More

Being a Stay at Home Mom Comes with Challenges

Kelli HrivnakLife

There’s no denying that being a stay at home mom comes with challenges. Today, my amazing sister-in-law, Kelli Hrivnak (of Auptimist) shares part of her story of becoming a stay at home mom. When her twins Myla and Damian were born, Kelli went back to work (and was mostly telecommuting), but unexpectedly ended up becoming a full-time stay at home mom … Read More

Becoming a Stay at Home Mom is Life-Changing

Cherie DescorbethLife

Becoming a stay at home mom is almost as life-changing as becoming a mom in the first place.

Are you a stay at home mom? Getting to stay home with your babies is amazing. But, as my dear friend Cherie Descorbeth shared with me, “becoming a stay-at-home mom is almost as life-changing as becoming a mom in the first place.” I asked Cherie (who just transitioned from being a working mom for almost three years, to becoming a … Read More

Travel Ban

Punita RiceLife

PunitaRiceopedBaltimoreSun

I got an opportunity to share my thoughts on the travel ban in an op-ed for the Baltimore Sun. It was published over the weekend in their online edition, and went out this morning in the print edition. I wrote about my toddler’s love of firetrucks, what it means to be a good neighbor, and what I see as fading … Read More

Merry Christmas!

Punita RiceLife

Merry Christmas from The Rices - Punlearning Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! I start getting excited about the holidays around November (here’s my pinterest board where I’ve been obsessively saving ideas, if you’re into this kind of thing). This year, I’m especially excited because we’re enjoying our first holiday season as a family of three. And what an intense year it’s been, with getting back into … Read More

Baby’s First Diwali!

Punita RiceLife

Baby's First Diwali - Our Family on Diwali 2016

Do you celebrate Diwali? We just celebrated our first Diwali as a family of three which means it was also baby’s first Diwali! I was pretty excited about it. We celebrated by putting up a ton of lights, and I made gajar ka halwa. We also got together with my family, and ate lots of delicious Indian food, and sweets. Of … Read More

Language acquisition models

Punita RiceLife

My younger brother and I had different language acquisition models

Did you know kids who are born in the United States (Native-born) and kids who immigrate here have different language acquisition models? In schools, we lump kids who speak English as an Additional Language together, but there’s actually a lot of diversity among them. Culturally and linguistically diverse students are, in fact, pretty diverse. Even in my own family, there’s … Read More

Becoming Parents and New Beginnings

Punita RiceLife

New Beginnings - Our New Nursery

We’re a few weeks away from becoming parents! Here are some thoughts and musings as we prepare for this new chapter in life…

Our Wedding Video

Punita RiceLife

Our Wedding video (Mackler Studios)

My husband and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary — which is also our sixth regular-anniversary!. I wanted to share our wedding video (it’s listed as Punita and David Wedding on youtube). Here it is, if you’d like to see… And here are a few photos from our wedding… Our wedding Photography & Videography was by the amazing Mackler … Read More