Lisa Hanneman

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

Lisa Hanneman is a mother of three, which makes her an expert on everything and nothing. She has spent the last five years in the haze of pregnancy and infancy and somehow her kids have survived without her reading a single parenting book - even if there are plenty piled up on her bookshelf.

She has two boys and a girl who serve as constant entertainment and teach her more than any parenting book ever could. Go figure. Lisa writes about her family's daily nonsense and overbooked life at Hannemaniacs.


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Past articles

Chicago mom stunned after looking closer at her family’s eating habits

Think you are eating healthy? So did this Chicago mom until she and her husband decided to try a one week cleanse. Read...


Chicago mom: A guide to volunteering and charity

There are many opportunities in Chicago to volunteer and give back to the community. Finding the right organization for you and figuring out what you can offer are the first steps.  Read...


Chicago mom shares secrets for a successful move with kids

Moving can be stressful enough but add kids to the mix and you may find yourself in over your head. These tips can help you manage the task.  Read...


Chicago mom: Why I keep an emergency pair of scissors near the nursery changing table

Diaper blowouts + ruined onesies = major new mom stress. Until Lisa Hanneman realized that a simple pair of scissors could save her sanity.  Read...


What to do when your praying mantis dies

How do you deal with the death of a family pet - especially when you're the one that killed it?  Read...


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