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About: Cara Paiuk
Full Name Cara Paiuk
Cara Paiuk
Cara Paiuk hails from Vancouver, B.C., and lives in West Hartford, CT. After leaving the rat race to become a homemaker and writer, she rejoined it as an entrepreneur and is now president of Nutty Cow Inc, a purveyor of pareve nut cheeses ( Cara is in the process of figuring out how to juggle cooking for a vegan husband, caring for a toddler, nursing twins, staying healthy, running a business, and still find time for her writing career. You can join Cara's journey here and on her blog at

Posts by Cara Paiuk:

  • Nov 11 2011
    The Blessings of Bubbes and Zaides

    Since Aiven was born last year my husband and I have had the tremendous honor of watching our parents become his bubbes and zaides.


  • Nov 10 2011
    Accessorizing My Way to Exercise

    It has been a little over a year since I gave birth yet I still look seven months pregnant.


  • Nov 2 2011
    Big Fat Canadian Bris

    My BFF lives in a small windswept Canadian city with a tight-knit Jewish community. Over 400 people showed up to her son’s bris!


  • Nov 1 2011
    Everything is Suckier in Texas

    We have no place to call home, no job, and once again, no baby.


  • Oct 24 2011
    Happy for Shalit, But Mourning for My Friend

    My friend, Fern Shawna Rykiss, was murdered in 1989 when a terrorist hijacked her bus and plunged it into a ravine.  She was 17 years old.  Fern spent much of her senior year fundraising for her trip to Israel, and … Continue reading


  • Oct 18 2011
    Keeping Up With Your Commitments

    Sandwiched between returning from three months in Europe and moving to Austin, TX, we planned a four-day pit stop in New York to pick up some wayward items we left behind, see a few friends, and say farewell to my … Continue reading


  • Oct 10 2011
    My Son’s First Birthday

    This morning when we went downstairs for breakfast, my husband announced to everyone, “It’s my son’s first birthday!” This seemed like a huge turnaround in his attitude from just a week ago. As Aiven’s first birthday approached, Alex begrudged much … Continue reading


  • Sep 15 2011
    How To Make a Baby in Four Easy Steps

    I have seen it all: accidental pregnancies and OCD planned pregnancies; fertile myrtles and test tube babies. If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that challenges with conceiving do not discriminate. Which brings me to a pet peeve of mine. I … Continue reading


  • Sep 14 2011
    Seeking Peace When On the Road

    How did the Israelites maintain Shalom Bayit (peace in the home) as they wandered the desert for 40 years? I lose my patience after my husband got us lost for 40 minutes. Like the Israelites, my family has been nomadic … Continue reading


  • Aug 24 2011
    Thank You Cards, No Thank You

    I have an issue with thank you cards. I think they are ridiculous, a waste of my time, and an antiquated custom that is long overdue to be updated for the 21st Century. Actually, I’ve hated them since last century … Continue reading


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