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…

Pronouncing Students’ Names Correctly Should Be a Big Deal – EdWeek

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Dr. Punita Rice for Education Week Teacher

I wrote an essay for Education Week Teacher about why pronouncing students’ names correctly is — and should be — a big deal. In the piece, I spoke about why mispronouncing students’ names is problematic (and can be a kind of microaggression), what my own experience has been with my own name, information about the ISAASE Name Pronunciation Guide, and actionable … Read More

“Your Parents Didn’t Immigrate For You To Mispronounce Your Own Name”

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Pronouncing Your Own Name Wrong

Have you come across the sentiment: “your parents didn’t immigrate just for you to mispronounce your own name?” One variation of this sentiment appeared from Twitter user @Zablizzle (as seen on the Instagram account for @the_indian_feminist): “Your parents didn’t immigrate across an ocean for you to mispronounce your own name so it fits better in someone else’s mouth. #stop” (1/2) “I’m … Read More

Being a Stay at Home Mom Comes with Challenges

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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

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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