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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
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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