Lanette Hansen’s Blog

I’m an Auntie Again!

Honestly, it just doesn’t get any better than this. It looks like her first name will be Evelyn, after my 95-year-old grandma, but there’s no word on her middle name yet. I can tell you that she’s a healthy, happy, little (well, at 9 pounds, 6 ounces so not so
Posted  on October 4, 2016
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Hail Yes!

So how many times have we gotten a forecast with hail in it and actually gotten hail? (That was a rhetorical question, but I’ll answer it: hardly ever.) Last Monday night, man oh man did we get hail! I was on the west side on Old Sauk Road when the
Posted  on September 22, 2016
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You Had a Crazy Week? THIS Is a Crazy Week!

Because the end of summer and the beginning of school marks such a crazy time in a mom’s life, I thought I’d let you in on just how crazy the Hansen household has been.  Follow along with me now. . . . Last week, my very first nephew, the guy
Posted  on September 8, 2016
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We Love Madison Parks

Thanks so much for coming out for our Dinner and a Swim events at Goodman Pool this summer. Hundreds beat the hot, sticky weather in the Goodman Pool and chowed on dinner from some amazing local food carts. Magic 98 is more than honored to be able to partner with
Posted  on August 25, 2016
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“It’s OK to Feel Sad . . .”

So . . .  for the second time, my husband Marc and I were hoping to add to our family . . . but we lost our sweet little person to miscarriage. I bring this up not to selfishly spew the awful thoughts that are constantly dancing around in my
Posted  on August 9, 2016
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Through the Eyes of My Boys

I’m sure you remember the insane amount of summer fun you had growing up. I recall when we were permitted to go play outside for a little bit in our jammies after taking a bath just to soak up the extra minutes of the day while we could. I remember
Posted  on June 29, 2016
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Mad Enough

That’s it!! I’m not hitting my breaking point . . . that happened a long time ago. But I’m finally ready to vent because I’m mad enough. Beyond the guns, beyond the political beliefs, beyond sexual orientation, beyond religion . . . wipe it all away, wipe it from your brain…and WAKE
Posted  on June 16, 2016
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The Real Meaning of Memorial Day

I’m going to begin by saying “thank you” for keeping military personnel in your thoughts on Memorial Day. I’m glad that you know, and are hopefully teaching your kids, that it’s not just a three-day weekend to grill out and drink. But every time that I see someone post or
Posted  on June 2, 2016
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HER Marathon for Gilda’s Club Madison

In today’s world, if you have NOT been touched by cancer, you’re in the minority. There are so many awesome places that are doing everything they can to find a cure, care for those fighting, comfort the family, support friends, and cultivate a recovery that that someday puts cancer in
Posted  on May 18, 2016
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Craigslist: Who Knew?

I did something I’ve never done before. I bought something on Craigslist. I had been looking for a big plastic playhouse for my kids for a while, but was dumbfounded at the prices of these things new: everywhere from $200 to $2,000!!! Excuse me?! I hoped I could find one
Posted  on May 3, 2016