Lane Pierce


Lane Pierce is a writer and mother who captures stories from the parenthood trenches. She has held several positions in communications and corporate training, and is a proud Marquette alum. Today she writes, wrangles and raises a spirited toddler with her husband in Whitefish Bay, WI.

3:27 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Essay: From One Mom to the Eyes that are Watching

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Lake Effect essayist Lane Pierce – the mom of a toddler – would urge you to look at public temper tantrums a little differently in the future.

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Essay: September

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We’re into the last week of September now. It’s a month that, even years after you left school, can still feel like a melancholy transition in life.

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1:46 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Essay: A New Father’s Tenderness

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When I was pregnant with my son I was lucky enough to work with many new moms. We would take short breaks to grab a cup of joe, in my case, decaf, and I would ask countless questions about what was to come.

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12:52 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Essay: Super Toddler

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It is officially playground weather here in the Brew City, and when you’re two and a half years old, a jungle gym has its own magnetic pull.

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9:31 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Essay: Ordering Up a Better Kids' Menu

Essayist Lane Pierce would like to see better options than this on kids' menus.
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It was a Wednesday afternoon when my phone beeped with a text from my husband that read, “Wanna go out to eat tonight?”

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9:30 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Essay: Motherhood's Mystical Formula


When I’m out and about with my two-year-old son, it’s nearly impossible to avoid conversation with strangers. 

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Arts & Culture
11:03 am
Wed April 23, 2014

The Story of Motherhood, Told to an Audience That "Gets It"

The full cast for Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee 2014.
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Nearly a dozen storytellers will gather in front of an audience at Alverno College’s Wehr Theater on Sunday to speak to the experience of motherhood.  

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