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Nina In New York: Adventures In Baby Literacy

I knew I was in one of those bizarre mother situations where I had to tread lightly.


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Nina In New York: We’ve Got The Screen Time Blues

Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported on a study that found that among kindergarteners, those who spent at least an hour a day watching television were 52% more likely to be overweight, and 72% more likely to be obese.


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Nina In New York: Deep Thoughts After Two Years Of Motherhood

Last week, my daughter turned two. It was exciting for her and everything, but I think we can all agree this is mostly about me.


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Nina In New York: Cheers To Gender Equality

A new report in The American Journal of Public Health has found that the female binge drinking rate has increased significantly over the past ten years.


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Nina In New York: At Least Mosquitoes Love Me For Who I Am

I’ve long been mocked in my family for “claiming” that I’m being “eaten alive in the manner of a horror movie” after mere minutes in the backyard, when everyone else is completely fine. And now, I have my comeuppance.


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Nina In New York: Are You Sitting Down? Good, Stay There (But Ditch The Cookie).

A team of doctors has published an impassioned op-ed in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, asserting that only diet—not exercise—can combat obesity and weight-related diseases.


The lips of reality star Kylie Jenner (left) has inspired a "social media challenge" involving suctioning bottles to swell the lips. Lexie Chadwick (right) was among those who took the "challenge." (Credit: left --Craig Barritt; right -- Lexie Chadwick, via Twitter)

Nina In New York: Kardashian Times Call For Kardashian Measures

I know I beat this drum fairly often and with relative hysteria, but THE WORLD IS GOING TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET.


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Nina In New York: Muddy Puddles Aren’t For Everyone

So it rains, and then it stops, and you have a great idea: you will introduce your toddler to the joy that is splashing in mud puddles.


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Nina In New York: See You On The Martian Coast, Suckers

A lighthearted look at news, events, culture and everyday life in New York. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.


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Nina In New York: Cheetahs Are The Best (People Are The Worst)

Parents do stupid things all the time, and I try not to judge (mostly). But there’s a pretty visible line between hapless dope and dangerous idiot, and a shocking number of people cross it.


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Nina In New York: There’s No Such Thing As A Mommy War

On any given day, I am engaged in a number of small-scale wars.


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Nina In New York: Is It Me, Or Is The Smart Stove Totally Crazy?

It’s not that I’m a luddite. I love technology, mostly. And, like every other kid, I’ve enjoyed dreaming about a future filled with jet packs and flying cars. But certain things about the future in which we’re living just give me the willies.


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Nina In New York: Lactating For Fun And Profit (Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be)

According to a new study in the journal Parenting, online sites that help parents buy and sell breastmilk are proliferating and they aren’t always on the up and up.


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Nina In New York: Parenting For Dummies, Chapter 132: Toddlers Don’t Get Sick Days

Last week, I accidentally broke my kid. Here’s what happened: she got sick. Nothing scary or life-threatening. Just plain old, little kid sick.


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Nina In New York: HGTV Laughs At Our “Spring” And Our Tiny Lives

A lighthearted look at news, events, culture and everyday life in New York. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.