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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
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Lanette’s Blog: Plant Your Apple Tree

About two weeks ago, I learned that a high school friend passed away after having a cardiac episode. Craig was 41 years old. He had no signs of any problems at all. He and his son were quite the pair from what I saw on Facebook—always together—and it was obvious
Posted  on October 6, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: An Important Lesson

It’s been a couple weeks now so I can take most of the emotion out of this story. My beautiful boys and I went to the Agora Art Fair on a gorgeous weekend not long ago. We stopped by to see Kris Quackenbush, who is an amazing artist, and my
Posted  on September 9, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: School Supply Secret

Still being green in the world of school supply shopping, I wanted to get an idea of how much it was gonna cost for Everett’s kindergarten list. I went on Amazon and put everything in my cart. OK, not bad—$93. I left it there until the day I felt like
Posted  on August 11, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: Stories From the Family Reunion

It’s family reunion season, and mine was earlier this month. My family is from outside Dodgeville, in a place called Linden. We have a bunch of family farms in the area, and this year we had the reunion at my cousin Mike’s house. He and his family live in the
Posted  on July 28, 2017