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Every Little Thing

April Jeppson: A lot can change in a simple seven days

Seven days. A lot can happen in seven days. A week ago my biggest concern was what costume I should wear to work each day. ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Happy 50th anniversary, Mom and Dad

Today is my parents’ 50th anniversary. Not the day I am writing this, but the day the paper is published. Yes, Oct. 31, Halloween, is ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Stop waiting for a thank you from others

I read this quote recently. “You can’t spend your whole life holding the door open for people and then being angry they didn’t thank you. ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Make the next 4 years great no matter what

Today I’m talking politics. My Facebook is filled with it. The radio is non-stop as I’m driving my kids around. Pandora is even loaded with ... Read more

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April Jeppson: You see obstacles, but I see opportunities

I’m a firm believer that if I want something bad enough, there is always a way for me to get it. Always, whether it’s a ... Read more

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April Jeppson: A season for everything and a time for a nap

I kind of want a bigger house and a bigger yard. There is something wrong with my car — calipers or perhaps something is out ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Enjoy time outdoors before it gets too cold

I’m sweaty, and my feet are filthy. I’ve already rinsed them off, but there’s something semi-permanent about the sand at the volleyball courts. It’ll take ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Life is blessed by many amazing friends

Every Little Thing, by April Jeppson I met someone the other day, and they asked me how my reunion went. I was a little confused ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Aprilpalooza in the crazy time of COVID-19

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. I love my birthday. As previously written about, I enjoy stretching my special ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Can we try just a little harder to be nicer?

Here’s the setup. My hometown has just under 400 residents, and my graduating class had 32 people in it. It’s Labor Day weekend, when my ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Lessons learned from the first week of school

We made it! Whether you chose to homeschool, distance learn or send your kids back into the buildings, we made it through the first week of ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Just focus on moving in the right direction

I’m so tired. My entire body aches. As I’m typing this, I’m finding it hard to keep my arms from shaking. I’m sure if I ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Sometimes it’s nice to have a little time away

It’s 4 p.m., and I’m still at work. I’m starting to get a little panicky. I tidy my desk and gather my things as I ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Bringing a bit of the fair to Albert Lea

Every Little Thing, by April Jeppson A few months ago, our world changed. Then as days turned into weeks, events and activities started canceling — ... Read more

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April Jeppson: To return to school or not to return to school

I don’t want to talk about this. I’m so over this. I just want to write about silly nonsense. I am naturally drawn to seeing ... Read more

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