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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 If I can’t see it, it’s not there: Why dirty socks, wet towels, boots and other things are left...

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For people who lack object permanence, once they walk out of the bedroom, the wet towel that they left on the bed ceases to exist. Same with the boots shed directly in front of the door. Or the dirty socks on the radiator.

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?

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

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When you study genetics in school, how is it they never teach you that every Y chromosome comes complete with an overactive napping gene?

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?

Laurie NigroOnce upon a time I wanted to be an adult

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Turns out, adulthood has plenty of unforeseen drawbacks.

Laurie NigroModern parenting brings plenty to worry about — and new ways to cope

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According to Laurie, parenting worries (even those really, really irrational ones) never go away - they just change and grow as our kids do.

Laurie Nigro What’s worse than a man cold? A splinter in the eye

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Dealing with a husband in discomfort is like having a toddler throw a tantrum because he tried to rinse his potato chip and then insisting that you make it crispy again - there's no mollifying either of them.