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5 reasons I hate cooking: The ingenious way I got out of it

Cooking comes at my tired time of day. This was especially true when my kids were little. I always had visions of Martha Stewart-inspired meals with homemade chicken potpies and raspberries soufflés.

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Can a cranky old cat survive a crazy new dog?

We got her. Our new dog Libby arrived last week and we couldn’t be happier. She’s sweet. She’s little. She’s adorable. She infuses the house with youthful vigor, joy and play.

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Laurie and her husband

Can you and your spouse co-exist in the same house day after day?

It’s happened. My husband Randy is now retired. And I’m glad, truly. He deserves an easier life, having spent the past 35 years zooming around the globe on business trips.

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Empty Nester Laurie Stone

Empty nests and diva dens: When a child leaves home

You think you’ll feel one way about something, but end up feeling another. My oldest son, Patrick, moved out recently. I expected to feel easy-going about it, ready.

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60 Birthday Cake

The countdown to 60 begins (and really … I’m fine … gulp)

My God, my 60th birthday’s barreling down faster than Usain Bolt in Rio. There’s less than one month to go and I’m feeling a funny brew. There’s definitely a “Holy-sh*t, how did I get here?”

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