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Lanette’s Blog: Eight Weeks!

We had a family wedding this past weekend. My brother and his family came in from Boston, and it was a great week together.  Lots of time with people we don’t always get to see, too! And with most hugs came the question: “So, how much time is left until
Posted  on May 18, 2018
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Lanette’s Blog: Achoo!

It’s been the ultimate “do as I say, not as I do” week. Dealing with a cold is not what I had time for. Instead of getting the sleep and taking it easy that I tell my boys is best, I had a week with tons to do and lots
Posted  on April 21, 2018
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Lanette’s Blog: Three Months to Go

Three months to go until Little Miss Imogene will join our testosterone-filled family. Twelve weeks … 90 days … 2,160 hours … but who’s counting? Oh, how I’d love to be one of those women who loves being pregnant. But I am definitely not. I am very lucky and I
Posted  on April 4, 2018
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Lanette’s Blog: Family Movie Day

The movie Wonder is finally available to rent, so we got it over the weekend. We built a huge fort in the living room with blankets and couch cushions and stocked it up with cups filled with Arnie Palmers (iced tea and lemonade) and bowls filled with popcorn and Goldfish
Posted  on February 21, 2018
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Lanette’s Blog: I Forgot My Kid

I forgot my kid! I knew it would happen. It’s sort of inevitable, right? Right?? I had the day off Monday, so our schedule was already a little wacky. I took Roman, my littlest dude, to preschool and even managed to remember to pick him up at 11:30. We had
Posted  on January 26, 2018
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Lanette’s Blog: The Power of Chicken Noodle Soup

Oh, the healing power of chicken noodle soup and oranges. I truly believe in it. Over the last couple weeks, I had double pink eye. I went to the doctor who said, “Well, it’s viral. So it’s just got to run its course like a cold would.” Within the next
Posted  on January 16, 2018
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Lanette’s Blog: Getting Away With It

After a newscast on Thursday morning, Pat and I talked about Matt Lauer and the statement he released. We talked off the cuff a little, and I said that I couldn’t believe he was allowed to get away with what he did while working with such strong women. Then I
Posted  on December 1, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: A Meal the Whole Family Eats

As we get into the busiest time of our year, I thought I’d drop you a recipe to make your dinnertime a little easier. My kids (and the neighbor kids) eat up this fantastic mozzarella-stuffed meatloaf. My husband and I love it too. I’m gonna have to start doubling the
Posted  on November 16, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: Raising Boys to Be Good Men

I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to have a family. I love kids, but I always asked people why they had kids, and I felt like no one ever had a good answer. I made up my mind that before I decided to procreate, I sure as heck better
Posted  on November 7, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: On the Road

I just spent about 40 hours in the van with my kids. And I loved it! OK, not every single second … but for the most part, it was a blast. We watched movies, played games, worked on mazes and dot-to-dots, and snacked our way through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Posted  on October 22, 2017