Lanette Hansen’s Blog

Anniversary Getaway

My husband and I have been married for six years as of a couple weeks ago, so to celebrate, we decided we were going to do something we hadn’t done since we had kids—go away for the night!  Now before you scold me for being a horrible wife, we do
Posted  on April 19, 2016
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Hiya, Maya

I’m an auntie again! Five times I’ve been able to look at the gorgeous, brand-new face of my niece or nephew and I am so humbled by even the thought of it. This time around, Ms. Maya Evelyn, all 8 lbs., 6 oz. and 21 inches of her, has made
Posted  on April 5, 2016
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Candy for Easter

So hippity hoppity . . . here comes Easter. It was one of my favorite holidays growing up because . . . well . . . CANDY!  My parents hid jelly beans all over the house. On the ledge of the wainscoting, on top of the TV, and inside the
Posted  on March 24, 2016
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Super Cool Place Alert

Super Cool Place Alert | 98.1 FM Real Music Variety Madison, WI One weekend not long ago my husband, Marc, took our four year-old, Everett, to the UW Geology Museum. Yes . . . the Geology Museum! Yes…here in Madison! Who knew? It’s by Camp Randall and it’s free!  The morning started out with
Posted  on February 25, 2016
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Love Them, Big Time

It was Tuesday night. I had just gotten my little guy, Roman, to sleep, rocking him in the glider in his room, when the sirens started. It was 8:05.  I remember this because we usually don’t hear many sirens around our neighborhood and this one was loud, and it kept
Posted  on February 9, 2016
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Registration Daze

I had no idea! My hat is off to you if you have successfully registered your kid or kids for school. At this point I think I have to go to two different places to hand stuff in. And I’m not even 100% sure what I should turn in at
Posted  on January 25, 2016
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Who Needs a Fast Family Recipe? Everybody!

If your household is like mine…we try to make dinner close to every night. Between the cost of eating out, the unhealthy food choices you can make when dinner isn’t prepared, and the fact that you’ve got leftovers for lunch the next day…it just makes sense. But we’re a two-working-parent household. It’s either got to
Posted  on January 8, 2016
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The Christmas Rush

Yeah, so the holidays. I was just looking at the binder I use at work to keep everything organized…it’s still on October. These last two months have been a blur. Between Holiday Wish, a 4th birthday party, Christmas to do lists and unwelcomed visits from the stomach flu and croup…it’s been
Posted  on December 23, 2015
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Lanette’s Blog: The Day That Might Have Been

So it came and went and . . . I’m OK.  I knew I would be, but the date just sort of lingered out there, dangling in front of my face, and I had no desire to grab it.  The day I was supposed to bring our third baby home,
Posted  on November 25, 2015
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Customer Service is Key

If you’ve never used Etsy.com for just about anything your heart desires – you’re missing out.  I’ve used it for almost every invitation for anything I’ve ever hosted.  So it was no different when I began to plan my son Everett’s 4th birthday.  He asked for Minions, so Minions he will have!  I worked
Posted  on November 13, 2015