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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

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?

In the Kitchen Get your Irish on and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with homemade corned beef

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Homemade corned beef is easy to make, but takes some advanced planning. Here's how it's done

Laurie Nigro‘Don’t change the channel. I’m watching that,’ he said between snores

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I am constantly amazed at the male ability  to nap. If you know a man past the age of birth, you have probably found...

Laurie Nigro How school vacation almost killed me

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School breaks present special challenges for working parents — especially for a former stay-at-home, homeschooling mom transitioning to a new 'working mom' lifestyle.

Laurie Nigro The many ways loving IKEA furniture can test your marriage (especially in winter)

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The box with the DIY assembly couch weighed 97 pounds. It didn't fit in the car. It was sleeting and there were many miles between the store and our home. What could go wrong?