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Lanette’s Blog: On the Run Again

After being a pretty great runner in my prime (pre-kids), I haven’t run any real distance in quite a while. And now with my new “dark-and-early” work schedule, it’s really hard to find the time.  But I signed up for a 5K that’s up in June.  It’s the Her Madison
Posted  on April 5, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: From the Heart

Eight years ago, I became an auntie for the first time. Carter Everett Kolman was born and became the love of my life even before he took his first breath.  At 20 weeks along, my sister and brother-in-law found out that Carter had a very serious heart defect along with
Posted  on March 26, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: Battling With the Bug

If your house has been nailed by a bug, you’re definitely not alone. My sister just sent me a picture of four medicine bottles all lined up. Each of them was an antibiotic for a different member of the family. Four out of the five of them are on medicine,
Posted  on February 22, 2017
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Lanette’s Blog: Pictures of 2016

Let’s take a second to bow our heads to 2016, shall we? I beg you not to think about all the celebrities we lost or the politics that blew your mind, good or bad. Let’s not focus on notions of hate and madness.  I encourage you to do one simple
Posted  on December 16, 2016
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Pre-Christmas Birthday Madness

We always expect this time of year to be busy, but WHOA! Slow down, Santa! But you just smile and keep on trudging through it because it’s your life, and you wouldn’t change it. On Saturday, we had Everett’s birthday party with a couple dozen of his favorite friends bowling
Posted  on December 16, 2016
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Looking Back and Looking Forward

I just finished up the last bit of leftover squash soup with turkey sausage. I made it as an appetizer on Thanksgiving and it is so delicious, I have to share it, so click here. The first time I made it all in the pot like the recipe says, but
Posted  on November 30, 2016
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Birthday Blitz

My little buddy will be two next month. Can you believe it? Roman’s birthday is August 27th. We’ll be having his party a couple weeks before that, and we’ve decided to go with the “Old McDonald” theme. This kid could sing ‘E-I-E-I-O’ all day long (and sometimes does). It’ll just be a small family-and-friends party, and I just
Posted  on November 25, 2016
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Here Comes Thanksgiving

Argue with me if you want, but Thanksgiving is the best holiday of all! It’s the food, the parade, the traditions, the family and friends–WITHOUT all the insanity that gift-giving provokes. We’re hosting the big feast this year. Count along with me will you? My mom, dad, grandma, Marc’s mom,
Posted  on November 17, 2016
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Halloween Was a Success

How much fun was Halloween?!  Bear with me here if this was your millionth Halloween with your kids and you’re so over it. This was a first for me.  Both kids, ages 4 and 2, were dressed up in their costumes. There was no fight to get Everett in his Martin
Posted  on November 3, 2016
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My New Normal

Getting up at 3:30AM is my new ‘normal’ as I fill-in on the Magic 98 Morning Show. Usually my two year-old, Roman, gets up once at night. I go get him, we snuggle into the recliner for a couple hours, and then my alarm clock goes off. I try to
Posted  on October 20, 2016