Lanette Hansen’s Blog

What a Week

Okay, I’m just unable to stay quiet on this (big surprise, I know) – the Confederate Flag.  Before I go any further, let’s just start with a quick history question:  What years did the Civil War take place?  If you were unable to quickly say 1861–1865, then this discussion shouldn’t
Posted  on June 15, 2015
Lanette Hansen’s Blog

Half Way!

Baby weight, be (half) gone! Twenty pounds down, 20 to go! I've really been concentrating on the food ... now it's time to get my butt back into my running shoes and hit my beloved Madison bike paths, trails and routes. I haven't been letting weight loss rule my world,
Posted  on June 2, 2015
Lanette Hansen’s Blog

Thoughts from the Heart

I’d like to chat about something that’s been sitting heavy on my heart.  I wasn’t sure how to reach out, but think maybe my blog is a good spot to start.  A few weeks ago, WKOW morning show anchor, Dani Maxwell went into labor with her triplet boys.  She was
Posted  on May 12, 2015
Lanette Hansen’s Blog

Mother’s Day

All I want is breakfast.  I LOVE breakfast.  I feel like you can eat a little more carelessly because you’ve got the entire day to work it off and make better choices.  Plus, I love breakfast food.  Eggs and bacon and sausage and toast and pancakes … oh my, it’s
Posted  on May 7, 2015
Lanette Hansen’s Blog

Bye Bye Baby Weight

Alright, here I am: week five of “get my body back after having a baby.”  I am completely aware of why people do this human being-creating in their 20’s.  What I would give to have that metabolism back.  Now don’t get me wrong.   I’ve never been the thin girl, but
Posted  on April 3, 2015
Lanette Hansen’s Blog

A Motherly Perspective of a Tragic Event

It was really weird being on national news for something unrelated to the Badgers – or Scott Walker’s possible run for president.  But there it was, dark and early this morning as I sat in my reclining rocker with my six month-old son, Roman.  As I stared at his sweet
Posted  on March 8, 2015
Lanette Hansen’s Blog

Count the Blessings

So many amazing blessings to count!  One of my dearest friends, who wasn’t even supposed to have one baby, just had her second … and calling Ellisyn beautiful is the understatement of the year.  Another lifelong friend just found out that TWINS are on the way.  And after a heart-breaking
Posted  on March 3, 2015
Lanette Hansen’s Blog

They’re NOT On Your Side

Maybe you’ve read about a recent Supreme Court ruling.  A woman in Iowa was back at her job after taking eight weeks off for maternity leave.  Her new baby was breastfed so she needed a place to pump when she was at work.  After being sent around from one supervisor
Posted  on February 10, 2015
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For Real?!

The internet is an awesome thing…except when it isn’t.  When I was pregnant with Roman, I Googled, read about and made lists of all the awesome date nights Marc and I were going to have.  Just because we had two kids was not going to be a reason to not
Posted  on January 13, 2015
Lanette Hansen’s Blog

Whoa! I’m Back … I think.

I just got an email from a friend that said, ‘Lanette … update your blog.  Otherwise it looks like you’re dangerously overdue.’  It took me a second … ‘Oh yeah!  I have a blog!’  Lately it seems as if my mind and my body are in two different places at
Posted  on December 14, 2014