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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A quien se le ocurre ponerle 100 frutas y vegetales en la cabeza a un perro. Y el perro como si nada. Simpático no?

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"So many books. So little time."

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My "to read" pile is massive. If there's a zombie apocalypse and I'm stuck indoors for a couple of years, I'm good.

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A great tourist-at-home sentiment

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I'm smiling to myself, thinking about what my husband's reaction would be to having squatters take over our newly purchased house. I'm guessing it would be slightly different than this guy, Calmy McMellowson.

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A new homeowner in Oregon got an unpleasant surprise at his new place: A couple had already moved in and claimed his house as theirs.

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If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: A nice '90s wearable container can change your life. http://ow.ly/AMxjR

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Hilarious paint color names. I can't decide among Atomic Vomit, Dangerous Robot, and Hot Chocolate & Warm Blanket on a Cold Winter Day. And, um, Baby Cheek? Only if your baby is beige.

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This is where I tell on my brother for playing "Why Don't We Do It in the Road" during my Girl Scout meeting. It was as awesome as it seems. How has Beatles music played a part in your personal history? I'd love to read your comments on my blog.

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What on earth is it? White paint? #biggestshoppingmistakeever #ineedtopayattention

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Blogging about Empty Nest makes me hungry for fish sticks and mac&cheese. http://dianelaneyfitzpatrick.com/blog/just-humor-me/

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When my youngest daughter first left for college, my husband and I looked at each other and said, “What just happened here?”

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Like you need another Back-to-School checklist. This one, though, is for starting at a new school. Being the new kid on the first day of school requires some parental TLC. http://ow.ly/AH5qz

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Home Sweet Homes And reading something FUNNY for 6 minutes a day will lower your cholesterol, make your teeth whiter and take 2 inches off your hips.

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August 23, 2014 at 8:26 am

I'm having some fun with Facebook advertising. Facebook categorizes its users into the following lifestyle categories: Soccer and SUVs; Urban Tenants; Cartoons and Carpools; Career Centered Singles; Tots and Toys; Clubs and Causes; Country Ways; Dynamic Duos; Married Sophisticates; and Suburban Seniors.

Besides the obvious issue of fitting into more than one of these categories or fitting into none of them, I see a pretty big overlap in Soccer and SUVs, Cartoons and Carpools, and Tots and Toys. And most Dynamic Duos that I know are all about Clubs and Causes.

I'd like to think of myself as a Married Sophisticate but maybe that's because there isn't a category called Hoarding Losers Who Eat Peanut Butter Out of the Jar.

I would LOVE all of my Home Sweet Homes followers to leave a comment as to which category they see themselves in. Not for advertising purposes, but just for fun. :)

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We're adding three more libraries! "Home Sweet Homes" is now in Palm Beach Library system's Gardens branch, and will soon also be on the shelves at the Wellington and West Boca branches. We're in the Local Author collection. Check us out - literally.

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