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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
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Lanette’s Blog: Capitol View Farmers Market

Wednesday nights are pretty special on the east side of Madison, where my family and I live. The Capitol View Farmers Market has morphed into this fantastic weekly community festival. It’s in the space across the street from the Great Dane on Cottage Grove Road. The MSCR Fit to Go
Posted  on July 13, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: 5K Accomplished

So . . . it happened.  The Her Madison 5K was last weekend, and without a ton of training, I was happy to be reminded that my body could still run 3.1 miles pretty easily. I was honestly pretty worried. My running has been practically non-existent since becoming a mom,
Posted  on June 30, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: New Recipe for Fussy Eaters

If your family is anything like mine, you can start to feel like a short-order cook. And if you’re one of those people who is able to put her foot down and make your kids eat whatever you make for dinner, good on you. I’m not. I’ve got a two-year-old
Posted  on June 14, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: Hello Summer

The end of the school year is coming up, and I will be so sad to hug Everett’s teacher, Mrs. Lessner, goodbye for the last time—as will Everett. What an amazing woman! Her classroom aide, Miss Ellen, is equally wonderful. She and Everett have developed quite a sweet relationship, and
Posted  on May 31, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: Teachers I Appreciate

May 8 through May 12 is Teacher Appreciation Week! And although I appreciate teachers and the insanely important work they do every single day, I’ll be making an extra effort this coming week. Personally, I remember so many of my teachers, and I loved most of them. My third-grade teacher,
Posted  on May 5, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: Make Old Friends New Again

When you’re in the middle of your crazy life, it gets hard to reconnect with friends. In the last week, I’ve had the opportunity to catch up with a couple lifelong friends. The first was someone who has known me since we were in kindergarten. He’s going back to school
Posted  on April 18, 2017