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Janine Fairchild

Finding Fall

Share a photo of a fall scene that you’ve found in the comments, below. Meanwhile, here’s a look at our quest to find fall stuff!

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Ballet Skills

Last week, it was football. 🏈 This week, it’s ballet. 💃 Janine tried to teach Brian ballet…but, Brian still had his mind on football. Enjoy!

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Pork Belly

When people can hear you chew…

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Feeling Like an Island…

Ever feel like that? All alone. Surrounded by a sea of doubt, anxiety, insecurity. I have. Many times. Even when I’ve been surrounded by family and friends. When I was…

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The Day After

Sometimes we find out things after they’ve happened to our kids. . .and that’s ok. Last year my daughter Hope was a freshman at ISU and had to evacuate her…

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Going to College Without Going Into Debt

Everyone tells you how quickly the time will go. But exploding diapers and sleepless nights make it feel quite the opposite. Then one day, your child walks down the stairs…

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Prom for Pennies

Well, maybe not literally. But wouldn’t that be nice? Prom can be expensive! But does it have to be. . . I’ve learned a valuable lesson about hair. The first…

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Foggy Path

Ever gone through a foggy time that had nothing to do with the weather? That’s the story of a widow and her son. I’m not sure what the climate was…

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Look Up. Find Hope.

An ambulance at my neighbor’s house in the middle of the night. Coffee with a friend whose husband had moved out. A relative becoming a widow at the young age…

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The Modern Sugar Cookie

When I was a little girl, my mom always made cut-out sugar cookies for Christmas. I looked forward to them every year! She’d make the dough the night before, and…

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Living On The Edge

Are you living on the edge? On the verge of the unknown? Just about to make a choice or maybe have a decision handed over to you? Toes touching the…

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Sunbeams and Raindrops

Have you ever seen the sunshine while it’s raining? Beautiful, but totally unnatural, right? Clouds are what we expect to see when our umbrellas are pointing toward the sky. But…

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