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Laurie Nigro

Laurie Nigro
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Laurie is the mother of two biological children and one husband and the caretaker of a menagerie of animals. Laurie is passionate about frugal, natural living. She was recognized by the L.I. Press Club with a “best humor column” award in 2016. Email Laurie

Laurie Nigro: Driving yourself crazy — it’s not for every mom

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Shuttling kids from activity to activity sometimes feels like you're spending more time behind the wheel than a cross-country trucker.

Laurie Nigro Man-stink: the struggle is real

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Man-stink clearly spans generations, race, and class, leaving no one safe. Cornering the market on Febreeze wouldn't make a dent.

Why even bullies, curmudgeons and otherwise crotchety jerks deserve our best behavior

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Coping strategies for dealing with Kings and Queens of Nastiness.

A mom’s guide to separation anxiety

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The five stages of letting my child go away. Far away. Like, multiple states away. Where I can't be there to console, rescue, and/or feed him in a reasonable amount of time.

When comfort outranks style, you’ve reached ‘a certain age’

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Signs that you've reached "a certain age" are subtle and creep up on you slowly - this week Laurie admits to having recognized quite a few of them.

Laurie Nigro Martha Stewart be damned — let’s just say ‘it is what it is’ and enjoy the holiday

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We may dream of perfection, something out of Martha Stewart magazine — then reality interferes.

Laurie NigroParadise found…ever so briefly…at the bottom of an empty laundry basket

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Nirvana: The moment you realize all the laundry is done. All of it. Oh what joy — and oh ... how fleeting.

Laurie NigroHe should just admit I’m always right

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His life would be so much easier if he'd just listen to me in the first place.

Laurie Nigro Confronting our personal demons, laughter is often truly the best medicine —

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People who suffer are not to be ridiculed or mocked. It is not okay to laugh at their pain. Except sometimes, it's ok to laugh with them.

Laurie NigroWhy my upcoming 20th anniversary trip will in no way resemble my honeymoon

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After sun poisoning and surviving an attack by a crazed school of angel fish, Laurie's honeymoon took one more crazy turn. The 20th-anniversary trip should be a piece of cake, right?