Nina Pajak

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Nina In New York: Curbing Cravings Is A Real Head-Tapper

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

16 hours ago

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Nina In New York: We’re Stressing Out Our Kids With Our Love And Oppressive Expectations

A new study from Ithaca College has found that the higher a parent’s expectations are for a kid’s performance, the more anxious that kid will be about performing well.

03/25/2015

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Nina In New York: Something Has Been Bugging Me (It’s Bugs)

When we do see a real bug, sometimes I even let it live (mostly because I’m too afraid to kill it), and give a big, zen speech about how crickets are good luck and spiders are our friends because they kill other bugs.

03/23/2015

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Nina In New York: Let’s Drink To The Future

Big news in the beverage industry this week, friends. Two newses, to be specific.

03/20/2015

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Nina In New York: My Sharent Shame

As crazy as it seems to some, parents today don’t even think twice before posting photos and stories online.

03/18/2015

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Nina In New York: The Potty From Hell And Other True Tales

Dolls have always had a potential for a creepiness factor, but modern toy makers have brought it to the next level.

03/16/2015

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Nina In New York: Oh, Relax, You Probably Aren’t Turning Your Kid Into A Narcissist

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

03/13/2015

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Nina In New York: Dear Past Nina, A Few Notes

Earlier this week, in honor of International Women’s Day, YouTube posted a video to launch their #DearMe campaign, in which adult women give advice to their younger selves.

03/11/2015

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Nina In New York: Children’s TV Is Insane (And Now So Am I)

Ah, Spring! That magical time of year when the trees are all dead, the ground is frozen, the birdies are still in Boca, half a foot of new snow falls softly atop child-sized mounds of filthy ice, and a young, stay-at-home mother’s fancy turns to part-time employment. Also, vodka.

03/06/2015

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Nina In New York: You Can Sleep When You’re Dead

Assuming you are not one of those well-rested freaks who I assume exfoliate regularly and lie upon piles of satin-sheathed pillows, you are well aware of the damage you are self-inflicting.

03/04/2015

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Nina In New York: March? That Guy’s The Worst.

Oh, hey, March. Coming in a little hot, are we? And by hot, I obviously mean freezing cold and crapping snow everywhere.

03/02/2015

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Nina In New York: What I Learned On My Child-Free Vacation

I went on vacation. No, we did not bring our toddler.

02/27/2015

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Nina In New York: I Missed The Memo (Please Don’t Fire Me)

Oh, Keebler fudge butter. I missed another mom memo.

02/18/2015

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Nina In New York: This Is A Bunch of Bull Spit

I’m working on my euphemistic cusswords. A bit ahead of schedule, my child has officially shut the door on my foul-mouth habits.

02/13/2015

The Samsung 88-inch JS-9500 SUHD Smart television is displayed at a press event for Samsung at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2015 International CES on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Nina In New York: The Walls Have Ears (Because That’s Where You Hung Your Flatscreen)

They’re watching you. You know, the little men who live in your television set.

02/11/2015

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