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On Changing Your Name

In Be Happy, Marriage by Punita RiceLeave a Comment

If you’re married or getting married, you might be contemplating changing your name after marriage (or not changing your name!). And changing your name after marriage, if it’s something you do plan to do, isn’t the kind of thing anyone should take lightly. It’s a big deal logistically, it can be emotional, it can feel like a political statement,¬†and it …

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Breastfeeding 101: Resources for New Moms

In Motherhood by Punita RiceLeave a Comment

Here, I’m sharing a sort of “Breastfeeding 101” post for new moms — some of the basic Who, What, Where, When, and Why’s of Breastfeeding (though not in that order), plus some of my favorite resources related to breastfeeding. If you’re interested in this content, please read on. Edited to add: My book on Toddler Weaning is now available for purchase …

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20 Pregnancy Essentials (Updated!)

In Pregnancy by Punita Rice

We are expecting our second baby this summer! I am 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 …

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Shopping Recommendations & Suggestions

In Self-Care by Punita Rice

This page is a listing of shopping recommendations and suggestions for items you might want to purchase. Right now, this page includes links to the best baby registry I know of (Amazon Baby Registry, obviously). This page will be constantly updated with other recommendations. This page includes affiliate links. You can read the disclosures and affiliate links policy here. (By …

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Changing My Name After Marriage Was Hard

In Marriage by Cherie Descorbeth

Editor: All the married ladies! Did you change your names when you got married? And if so, how did you feel about changing your last name after marriage? Particularly in a time when so many people don’t go the old-school route of woman-takes-husband’s-name after marriage, the decision to change your name after marriage can be a complicated one. Cherie, who previously …

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Why I’m Hyphenating my Last Name

In Marriage by Anuja Oak-MathurLeave a Comment

Editor: Congratulations to Anuja and Jay! They 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 in this post: Why I’m Hyphenating my Last Name.

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

In Motherhood by Punita Rice

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 …

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On Babywearing and Bedsharing

In Family, Motherhood by Emily di Febo

Emily di Febo, a mother of two kids, a teacher of almost 100 high schoolers, and a self-described imperfect parent, once thought she would be the “perfect mother” — until she actually had her first baby, and discovered that parenting in real life is actually all about messing up. Emily has learned a lot since then, including about babywearing and …