Laurie Nigro

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Thank goodness opposites attract

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Welcome to my world where my question "Do you think we should increase our contribution to our retirement accounts?" might be answered with, "Did you know that the white-throated needletail is the fastest bird in flapping flight?"

It’s 2018 somewhere — Do I really have to stay awake till midnight?

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It's New Year's Eve! Time to put on your sparkliest attire and party wildly until the sun comes up! said no middle-aged parent ever.

Eggnog actually once had a purpose — back in the Middle Ages

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Eggnog is like armpit hair — though it has completely outgrown its necessity, evolution has yet to catch up. So why are we still drinking it?

Christmas is eight days away?

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Back in the day, I was that person who was totally done with all my holiday shopping by October 1. This year I I grazed through Target the other day in the three hours I managed to wrestle from my schedule.

Don’t judge me, momma — ‘self care’ means different things to different people

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"I most certainly don't need anyone to remind me that I should make an appointment with my stylist. Because frankly, I don't have a stylist. I have color-in-a-box, courtesy of the discount store and the 26 minutes I give myself to scrub the entire bathroom while the color sets."

It’s a dog’s life…and a cat’s life…and more at our house

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Can't get enough of those furry friends? You have a million things to get done but spend your time looking at the dog memes on every one of your too-many social media accounts?

Holiday survival guide: tactics for handling travel, food and family

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Laurie's secrets to a happy holiday with extended family: Hit the road before dawn and stay away from soul-sucking idiots — even if it means hiding in the bathroom. And your diet? Fuhgeddaboudit.

Glorious, perfect solitude: Dream on

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Have you turned into a person who makes plans with people and then secretly hopes they will cancel?

The Mars-Venus thing explains a lot, but —

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In the end, though it may be helpful to know from which planet your spouse hails, you ultimately have to live together on this one.

My Zen of aging, interrupted

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I try to believe that each sunset has followed a day where I have learned something new, that each season waxes and wanes as I search for a deeper happiness, that each revolution around the sun has made me a better person. But then my husband hobbles all over my Zen with an arthritic toe.
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