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Laurie Nigro: Summer showdown: Bugs 1, Me 0

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There's no possible positive outcome to sharing your bathtub with a bug.

Laurie Nigro: Calm in the face of ‘calamity’? Not!

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Life throws unexpected circumstances our way. Even in the kitchen. It's how we respond to them that matters.

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.