About the Author

Diane Fitzpatrick in Jupiter, Florida on March 19, 2013. Photo by Doug Murray

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick was a newspaper reporter, editor, stay-at-home mom, Internet content writer, Howard Johnson’s waitress, political campaign worker, and a jack-of-all-trades volunteer before writing her first book, Home Sweet Homes: How Bundt Cakes, Bubble Wrap, and My Accent Helped Me Survive Nine Moves.

Diane writes Just Humor Me, a popular humor blog about growing up in the ’60s, being a teenager in the ’70s, parenting and living all over the country. She also writes It’s Your Move!, a blog about moving and relocating. Her latest project is the Tourist at Home 30-Day Challenge, which encourages people to take advantage of all their city has to offer.

Her writing has landed her appearances in major media outlets, including The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, as well as a number of Internet radio shows. She has blogged all over the Internet, including Project Eve, Working Writers, and various parenting blogs.

Diane can be reached at info@homesweethomesbook.com.  You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube.

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Wishing that the lady with the needle would watch more Law and Order.

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I’m So Vein | Diane Laney Fitzpatrick's "Just Humor Me"

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My veins are winning the race for most exasperating body part. They passed up my turkey gobbler and my cowlick and are closing in fast on my uterus, which has

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We asked #military spouses to send us photos of their house at its messiest and we selected 5 winners to receive a free house cleaning from Merry Maids!

Congratulations to the winners - we can't wait to see your clean homes soon!

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I've heard of this happening but rarely with the word "survives" in the story. I guess the lesson here is: If you're moving and you can't find your cat, don't assume it ran away. Yikes.

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Cat Survives Month in a Box - What to Do if It Happens to You

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A cat owned by a former Navy family who moved from Virginia to Hawaii survived a month in a moving box during transit. Yes, a month. In a box. Without food and water. And she lived. Mee Moowe the c...

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"Anything can happen in just one day." What will it be for you today?

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I must've been an origami artist in my past life, because I love making things with paper. I just watched this video and learned how to send a letter without an envelope and I can't wait to try it! Instructions are here, at 1:06. Sweet!

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"I don't think the library is threatened. Circulation of physical books has never been higher. But I wouldn't even agree that libraries are in the book business. I think they are in the information sharing business. And it just so happens that books have been the primary method of sharing information for half a millennium. The library isn't going to compete with the internet. It's going to be part of the internet. New York libraries have one of the greatest collections of information in the world, and one of our goals is to have it all curated, linked, and navigable."
"But once you've uploaded all your information, haven't you made yourself obsolete?"
"Absolutely not. Libraries provide a third space that is neither home or work, where people can come together and do thinking work. There will always be that need. And a third of New York depends upon the library system for not only free books, but free computers as well. This is especially important to immigrants, because you don't have to prove anything to get a library card."

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It's no secret that I treat The Pinecone better than most store clerks during the holidays.

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My Weird and Wonderful Christmas Ornaments | Diane Laney Fitzpatrick's "Just Humor Me"

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This holiday entertaining advice is: "Keep calm." At one of my big Christmas parties, the doorbell rang and it was our friends Marina and James with their newborn baby. Everyone stopped what they were doing and was looking at them when our dog, in her excitement over the baby, pooped right there on the floor. Our friend Rodney jumped up, ran in the bathroom, grabbed some toilet paper, picked up the poop, sprinted back to the bathroom and flushed it down the toilet. I just sighed and said, "Give me that baby." It's easy for me to "keep calm" now, because I don't think it can get any worse than that. What holiday party catastrophe did you keep calm throughout?

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I didn't have an imaginary friend when I was a child, but I did have an imaginary boutique in my bedroom. Also an imaginary school and an imaginary library.

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