Lanette Hansen’s Blog

“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
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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