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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Some of my Thanksgivings through the years

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Some of my Thanksgivings through the years

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Am I the only one who does this when I'm not responsible for anyone but myself? Yes? OK, well, you all suck.

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When the Cat’s Away the Mouse Eats Like a Bachelor | Diane Laney Fitzpatrick's "Just Humor Me"

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Being on a diet and having a husband who's out of town don't mix. It's a particularly deadly combo for the person who's on a legitimate plan to eat right,

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I don't often do placecards, but, damnit, Pinterest, I can't pass on these. Heading out to Fantastico's today to buy supplies for Thanksgiving placecard holders and Christmas, while I'm at it.

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We can't all do this, but we can come close. Between recycling and composting, we generate very little landfill garbage in our house. It's mostly plastic wrappings. I'm wondering what shopping adjustments I'd have to make to eliminate all garbage. A challenge for 2015!

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My name is Lauren. I'm a 23-year-old girl living in NYC and I don't make trash. For real. No garbage bin, no landfill. Nada. I know what you are thinking. This girl must be a total hippie. Or a

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And naps. And tea.

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Moving away from the family and not being able to share a dysfunctional Thanksgiving dinner is the worst/best. You might just have to reinvent the drama with friends.

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I'm hosting Thanksgiving for some family members and asked my friend Lynn if her daughter would like to come. Her daughter recently moved to San Francisco and

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"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."

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And I had so hoped to make my Black Licorice and Sea Cucumbers in Root Beer Sauce.

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If you've been to my house for a meal, I have a file on you.

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You know you're a military spouse when . . .

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Keep moving forward!

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For people who move frequently, this skill is a must.

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How To Make New Friends As An Adult

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As we get older, it gets harder to find new friends. Here's how to break the ice, at any age.