Since second grade my report cards always noted, “Lanette is a nice girl who needs to stop talking so much.” Well, I never did, and now I talk for a living, which makes me laugh every time I think about it.
Our family lives on the east side of Madison, which is where I was born and raised, but is far from my husband Marc‘s hometown of Staten Island, New York. I have three kids: My son, Everett, was born in 2011, my next guy, Roman, arrived in 2014 and my daughter, Imogene, made her grand entry in 2018. My average morning starts at 3:30 and involves tiptoeing around the house trying not to wake anyone up. I manage to toss on random clothes and (hopefully) matching socks to get myself out the door.
I love a good weekend run on a chilly morning before the rest of the neighborhood is up. Sushi and red wine are on the top of my cannot-live-without list. My mom is my hero. I have terrible taste in movies. My favorite is Billy Madison. I cannot resist a zerbert on a bare belly. Argue with me as you wish, but Michael Jackson‘s “Man in the Mirror” is the best song of all time. I would love to say I’ve traveled the world, but I have barely set foot in Mexico and Canada.
My favorite quote is from a woman I saw once on Oprah. Her name is Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and she said, “Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.” I try to keep that in mind every second of every day. (I think it has actually saved my husband’s life a time or two.) I love that people find me approachable and kind. So if you see me out, introduce yourself. I promise to be both. (Just excuse my mismatched socks.)
Okay… here we go. Another year… and another session of family pictures. They always sound so great when you schedule them. You’ve got weeks, if not months. You’ve got time to get your hair done, lose a
That’s the amount of sleep that I usually get a night. And in no way is it ever… go to sleep and wake up five blissful hours later. It’s get the kids to bed, get stuff ready
Well that was fun! It’s often said that when you go away as a family, it’s a trip not a vacation. We planned for an Airbnb in Minocqua the week of the Fourth of July. It was
I choose to believe that there’s so much more good going on in the world every single day than bad. And I betcha, if you weighed it all out on any given day… the fact would be
Oh my gosh… I had no idea just how much bad energy was coming from the basement. And it wasn’t because there was any flooding… it wasn’t because we had any skeletons hiding in the closets… it
Spring Break can mean vacation in the sun, a staycation, sleeping in, some serious outdoor activities, and for some… boredom. Here’s what my seven-year-old, Everett and my four-year-old, Roman, have to say about it (listen below).
So, here we go. It’s officially begun! The journey of taking off the pounds that being pregnant packed on. Things have changed. . . oh, have they ever. From high school when we seriously at pizza, breadsticks,
My boys call it “Potato Stew” and eat it up! Click here for a delicious Lentil Stew recipe that’s a staple in Lanette Hansen‘s kitchen. For more recipes from the Magic Crew, click here!
How lucky am I to have been loved by her? My grandma, Evelyn Hansen, passed away last week. She was 97 years old and, man. . . did she live every single second of those 35,000+ days.
I’ve had lots of people ask me how I feel about Pat O’Neill leaving Magic 98. Well. . . before even thinking about the words he said to me about a month ago, my most overwhelming feeling