Why I’m a Work at Home Mom

by Dr. Punita Rice Life1 Comment

why I'm a work at home mom - Why I'm a Work at Home Mom and Why I'm a Stay at Home Mom

A few weeks ago, my mom friend Nancy asked me why I’m a work at home mom (which in this case, means a mom who works from home, and is also the primary caregiver for get child). She was asking because she is a working mom who is struggling with trying to decide if she wants to (a) continue being a full-time … Read More

20 Pregnancy Essentials (Updated!)

by Dr. Punita Rice Life

Pregnancy Essentials 2018

ICYMI, we’re expecting our second baby this summer! I’m in my second trimester (about 4.5 months pregnant) now, and there are definitely some pregnancy essentials must-haves that I’ve needed the past few months that I’d like to share here in case it benefits anyone else. In this post, I’m also including links to some of the aforementioned essentials (they’re affiliate … Read More

On Hyphenating Names

by Anuja Oak-Mathur Life

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

by Dr. Punita Rice Life

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

by Kelli Hrivnak Life

Kelli's Kids

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

by Cherie Descorbeth Life

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

by Dr. Punita Rice Life

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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!

by Dr. Punita Rice Life

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!

by Dr. Punita Rice Life

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