Nina Pajak

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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.

04/13/2015

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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.

04/10/2015

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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.

04/08/2015

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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.

04/06/2015

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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.

04/03/2015

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Nina In New York: Ye Olde Antibiotic

This has been a week of ill health for the Pajak clan. We’re all rheumy and sneezy and coughing and runny, which would be manageable were it not for the fact that one of us is two and therefore responds to physical discomfort in a manner so unhinged.

04/01/2015

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Nina In New York: Well, This Is Awkward.

The Internet is so weird. I’m not even talking in the fetishistic, deep, deep niche sense. I’m talking about how it interferes in a bizarre and unnatural way in basic, old fashioned human interactions.

03/30/2015

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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.

03/27/2015

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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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