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Lauren Wayne (Hobo Mama)
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Family photos in a beach sunset
Every year around Mikko's birthday (usually on), we walk out to the beach for a special silhouette photo shoot. Here's this year's, with three children standing. Previous years: All five of us For the curious, Alrik decided to color his hair blue to match h...
Annual silhouette portrait, now with three children standing.
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On branded clothing and parental expectations
Recently I was talking with a nanny who was telling me why the kids she cares for ended up with Sesame Street shoes. She was apologetic in explaining it: It was all they had left! They were on clearance, in their size, so we had to make do! Meanwhile, she f...
Before I had children, I assumed their clothing would be character-neutral. And so it went…until my first child developed opinions.
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Best solutions for thigh rub under summer skirts, shorts, & swimsuits
Perhaps strangely for being a parenting blog, one of my most enduring and popular posts is the one I wrote bemoaning "chub rub" or inner thigh chafing in skirts . Apparently we are not alone, sisters (and/or brethren), in having our thighs touch! If you're ...
Best preventions for inner thigh irritation ("chub rub") when wearing summer skirts, dresses, shorts, and swimsuits.
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Last days to get my parenting ebooks on sale!
A gentle reminder that the deep discount on my three parenting ebooks is coming to a close. The countdown is on! Right now they're at these prices: The Natural Parent's Guide to Babywearing: Baby Carriers Made Simple — $3.99 What Will We Learn Today?: Easy ...
Run to get The Natural Parent's Guide to Babywearing, What Will We Learn Today?, & Poetry of a Hobo Mama in a limited-time Kindle Countdown Deal on Amazon!
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Get my parenting ebooks for only 99 cents each — hurry!
I've enrolled all my parenting ebooks into a special promotion at Amazon called Kindle Countdown Deals. Starting today, each one is available starting at only $0.99 for a limited time . You can see the time left on the countdown timer. For the next week, ea...
Score The Natural Parent's Guide to Babywearing, What Will We Learn Today?, & Poetry of a Hobo Mama in a limited-time Kindle Countdown Deal!
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These are great ideas for how to get work done on your blog while you're on your phone. All mobile-friendly for easy multitasking!

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Do you spend more time near your smartphone than your computer? You can still get plenty of work done on your blog when you're on the go with these mobile-friendly tasks!
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Munz
The other day, nine-year-old Mikko was intrigued by our returning something to Home Depot. "Are they giving you cash back? Can I have the munz? " I said: "Normally, I'd tell you that it belongs to me, but I'm tempted to now that you've made up a new nicknam...
Because we needed new slang terms for money.
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On being five & not wanting to die: Playing through the serious questions
Alrik recently turned five years old. Maybe this engendered a sense of impending mortality, because he's been talking daily about how he doesn't want to die, and doesn't want me to die, and doesn't want family members or pets to die, or really anybody. I th...
Learning to answer children's big questions through play.
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Do you feel like blogging has gone the way of the stegosaurus and the dodo? Here is a brief mourning of the past … and the ways you can keep up with the future. >> LaurenWayne.com
Good reasons why the blogging landscape has changed, and what you can do about it as a blogger.
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Homeschooling in the everyday
Here are more of our unschooling adventures, as chronicled in instamoments. For ideas for everyday learning, be sure to check out What Will We Learn Today? , my homeschool ideabook, on sale this week only! Parent-child pottery class, now with multiple child...
Unschooling adventures, as chronicled in instamoments.
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Spring days at the beach
Our springy adventures! #springhassprung! A photo posted by Pirate Family Fun & Learning (@piratefamilyfun) on Feb 20, 2016 at 4:24pm PST Playing #cantcatchme with the tide. #barbaricyawp #nature #naturekid #tide #waves #pugetsound #seattle #4years #jumping...
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A tough topic but an important one: How to protect our kids from false confessions during police interrogations.
How to protect our kids from false confessions and police interrogations: Teach your children to say they want their parents present for any police questioning.
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Lauren Wayne, writer and natural parent. Riding the rails with my husband, Crackerdog Sam, and my three hobo boys: Mikko, Alrik, & Karsten. Trying every day to parent intentionally and with grace. Blogging about parenting at HoboMama.com and about being a professional author at LaurenWayne.com and cofounder of Natural Parents Network.
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Teaching your children not to cooperate with law enforcement
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How to protect our kids from false confessions and police interrogations: Teach your children to say they want their parents present for any

36 natural & candy-free Easter basket alternatives
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Are you filling up a basket with Easter goodies for a little one and want to skimp on the sweet stuff or skip candy altogether? Bonus points

Funniest inexplicable Kidz Bop lyric changes
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The humorous and bizarre bowdlerizing of pop lyrics sung by children.

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See the most anticipated children's books, get new ideas for using Twitter, learn Scrivener, & enjoy some Harry Potter-esque moving photos.

LAST CHANCE to grab my babywearing book for a buck!
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The Motherhood Bundle has just a few hours left, so hurry to get 10 ebooks for $10!

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Ahoy, there! Walking the plank or searching for treasure can be done in scurvy style when wearing heather gray and red Scally Wag legwarmers

Facebook Threaded Comments: To Opt In or Not? | Social Media Today
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You’ll have heard by now that the Facebook threaded comments feature recently started rolling out, allowing users to reply to specific comme

Wordless Wednesday: Christmas here & there
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Our holiday festivities: dancing with Sankta Lucia, boots out for Nikolaustag, greeting the teddy bears, constructing with gingerbread, and

Silent Sunday Round-Up of Blogs written by Women
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Appleseed Lane
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Fun monthly science experiments for kids.

Travel games and fun when bored
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Try out How to Fool Your Kids into Having Fun So You Can for some creative, simple travel games to keep everyone entertained on the road.

Sunday Surf: Respectful parenting
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Best blog reading of the week: Getting rid of yelling and bullying our children, and suicide reporting on social media.

Butternut squash with pinto beans recipe {gluten-free, grain-free}
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Butternut squash is the perfect fall ingredient. When serving it as a full meal instead of just a side dish, add a layer of salted mashed pi

Natural, simple pest control: Fruit flies, fleas, & ants
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Try these kid- and pet-safe deterrents and treatments for common indoor insect infestations.

Raising daughters to be who they are
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How do you sort through the media's messages about girls and raise daughters without fear and with a good sense of groundedness? Guest post

Sunday Surf: Summery out-and-about
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Best blog reading of the week: What to do instead of hitting, Victorian breastfeeding photos, traveling while kids are little, and making mo

On dressing children
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Do you use hand-me-downs and gifts or take on the privilege, joy, and burden of clothing your children yourself?

Wordless Wednesday: Cute kid & a two-headed cat
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Sweet smile on the stairs and the incredible two-headed cat, due to a recent spate of cat-bed theft.

Why I wear makeup: A crunchy, feminist perspective
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Why I choose makeup but don't think anyone should choose for anyone else.