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If Our Bed Could Talk, it Would Tell a Family Tale

Don’t worry, this is not going to be some kinky “tell-all.” But you know when you can’t put something off any longer?

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The Countdown to 60 Begins … And I’m Fine With it … Really, I’m Fine … Gulp

Getting to this stage feels like entering a new level of education, the “School of Later Years.” If 90-somethings are the dignified seniors, then we 60-somethings are the brash freshmen.

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Gulp, is it finally time to downsize?

I try not thinking of the D-word. Moving is hard enough without that emotional tug. Picking up stakes will be like leaving part of ourselves behind. Yet it’s undeniable. Our house is quieter these days.

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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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