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Lauren Wayne (Hobo Mama)
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Writer & natural parent
Writer & natural parent

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Mystery Science, fossil bonanza, & a teachable moment
Sometimes I fear I'm not schooly enough for this unschooling thing to work. This is a common worry among homeschooling types — am I doing enough? Are my kids learning the right things? Would school be doing much better for them? I see myself as a Type B per...

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In honor of Black History Month, a video review of two books about the Underground Railroad to freedom.

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Read along with us: Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad
In honor of Black History Month, here's a video review of two books about the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was the route that slaves traveled from the southern United States through to freedom in the northern states and Canada. The first b...

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How to talk with kids about refugees: Book, video, & resource suggestions plus concrete ways child activists can help
A story: My old church supported several Karen refugee families from Myanmar. The Karen are a Christian and Buddhist ethnic minority group in Myanmar (Burma) who were forced from their homes, their villages destroyed, and fled from violence and ethnic clean...

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A simple bedtime relaxation script for children
My kids are all night owls, which means they tend to gain energy as bedtime approaches. To help them calm their bodies and minds, I started a simple nighttime relaxation technique with the older two. My nine-year-old appreciates it the most and will ask for...

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Counting for hide-and-seek
I just need to preserve the cuteness. (Dit-do is the name Karsten has given Alrik. We have no idea why. Dit-do decided on counting to 13 for hide-and-seek. Also no idea. I just go with it.)

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Why we treat our oldest & youngest children differently
As a mother of three kids, I've had a lot of opportunity to reflect on how the truisms about sibling order come to pass seemingly by accident . For instance, I find myself expecting ever more grownup behavior from Mikko, my oldest at nine years old, and con...

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Happy New Year + a reminder!
Another turn around the sun with these three: Feeling a lot of love and passing it along to you as you await what joys and surprises 2017 will bring! As we leave the cares and memories of the old year, may the new one grant you peace and happiness and light...

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Merry Christmas!
A love- and light-filled day to you and yours!  

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Make handprint snowmen ornaments for a last-minute handmade gift!
I first saw these adorable handprint snowmen ornaments on Natural Parents Network , which linked to the full tutorial on Little Bit Funky , which linked to the original (maybe?) tutorial at Full of Great Ideas . It's a holiday chain o' awesomeness! These ar...
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